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The New 2018 Mercedes Benz E 400 Coupe

For the first time, a luxury coupe built on the powertrain of the E Class

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Marco Carvajal

 

2018 Mercedes Benz E 400 Coupe

4

Seats

Rear-Wheel Drive

Also available on 4 Matic All-Wheel Drive

Engine

3.0L V6 biturbo

Transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic

Horsepower

329 hp @ 5,250-6,000

Top speed (mph)

130 (electronically limited)

Torque

354 lb-ft

Fuel Tank

17.4 gal

 

Introduction

I had the pleasure to be invited to the Mercedes-Benz 2018 E-Class Coupe Press Drive in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia organized by Mercedes Benz USA.  During 2 days I drove the new E 400 Coupe for several hours and in very different type of roads. Through the city of Vancouver, and through hills and mountains in the ski resort of Whistler, British Columbia.  As I learned more about the new 2018 E 400, and I drive it, I start to fall in love with this coupe. Mercedes Benz name this car as having a  “clear and sensual design” something that I must definitely agree with. It is a beautiful coupe, definitely a work of art.

This coupe has both brains and beauty

 

Mercedes Benz Coupe

In 1968, Mercedes-Benz presented the first Coupe version of the medium-class model series. Nowadays the Coupe, as an exclusive and sporty model family, today we can look back on almost fifty-years of history and evolution of the coupe.

The first Coupe models 250 C and 250 CE were generally known as the “stroke/eight” Coupes. Stroke 8 Coupes, the first coupes in the upper mid-range to be built by Mercedes-Benz became a legend in the upper mid-range automobile category.

The main concept and design of the new coupe models, was closely inspired by the sedan models by which they were founded. The Coupes had the same suspension, power train and floor assembly as the model 250 sedan, even the body of the two versions was the same as the A-pillars. There were clear differences from the A-pillars to the rear: The Coupe had two doors, a more angled windscreen and 1.8-in lower roof than the sedan. Though it was almost 50 years ago, the front and rear side windows have already been frameless and fully retractable.

It will impress Mercedes Benz fans with a powerful and efficient 3.0L V6 biturbo engine

In 2018 the E-Class family welcomes the new E-Class Coupe. It will impress Mercedes Benz fans with a powerful and efficient 3.0L V6 biturbo engine, emphatic proportions, pure, sensual design and great convenience for four passengers. The new E-Class Coupe reflects the beauty and classic dignity of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology.

The new E-Class Coupe’s design emphasizes contemporary luxury, reflecting the concept of the premium brand. It is significantly longer, wider and higher than its predecessor coupe, improving spaciousness and comfort in the rear. It also has more legroom in the rear, providing comfort for all passengers during a long trip.

This model is very special with its sensuous and luxurious interior. It includes air vents in a new modern and retro turbine look, the vents look like the turbine engines of an airplane going a unique look to the dashboard of this new E coupe. Many new features new designed interior packages and two new trims with matching center consoles. The rear taillamps have a new welcoming light effect and all-new crystal look, it is very shinny and bright, a very cool look unique on the new E400 coupe 2018.

The new 2018 E400 coupe will be available now in the summer of 2017, and later after the summer Mercedes will give us a bonus, a cabriolet, we will keep our eyes open for such new interesting car.

Included here in my photos my event driving partners who are great automotive industry experts Jim Motavalli among others.

Prices and Versions

The 2018 Mercedes Benz E 400 is presented in 2 models: E400 Coupe and E400 4MATIC Coupe

Model Approximate Base Price
E400 Coupe (rear wheel drive) $59,500
E400 Coupe 4 Matic (AWD) $61,000

 

Engine

A powerful engine and delicate suspension system with selective damping promise a sporty and agile driving experience.

  • 0L V6 biturbo
  • Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
  • Horsepower 329 hp @ 5,250-6,000
  • Top speed (mph) 130 (electronically limited)
  • Torque 354 lb-ft

 

Exterior

Coupe performs on a pure design with reduced lines and sophisticated forms. The new exterior look of the E400 coupe is clean and aerodynamic. Less lines and a more flat design on the side, brings more attention and accent to the front grill. It creates a more fluid and dynamic look to this new baby of the E family.

The Coupe proportions traditional of Mercedes-Benz are distinguished with a special front end with low-positioned grille and central star, a long hood with power domes, and a strong rear-end. The dynamic looks are stressed by four frameless, fully retractile side windows and invisible B-pillar. With these pure forms, the design of the Coupe delivers an air of luxury and individual style.

  • AMG Line Package w/ AMG body styling
  • Multifunction sport steering wheel and 18” five-spoke or 19” twin-five-spoke wheels
  • Ambient Lighting (64 colors)

 

Interior

The interior of the new E-Class Coupe reflects the synthesis of sporty feeling and smart luxury. High-quality materials and contemporary colors come together to create a sporty, modern luxury. The attractive appointments in yacht blue in combination with macchiato beige give the vehicle an exclusive yachting interior. Especially for the E-Class Coupe, two new colors are available, light wood trim in Natural Grain wood and high-gloss finishes. Precisely performed seams put stress to the seat design. The wide range of exterior paint finishes is harmoniously combined with the modern interior hues.

  • Warmth and Comfort Package
  • Head-Up display
  • LED Intelligent Light System with taillamp welcoming function
  • Multicontour seats with four different massage programs
  • Power Adjustable Front Seats w/Lumbar Adjust. and 3-position Memory
  • Panorama roof
  • Rearview camera
  • Leather upholstery
  • 3” digital instrument cluster
  • Steering wheel w/ Touch Control Buttons
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Keyless-start
  • Split Folding Rear Seats (40/20/40)

 

Safety

  • Active Emergency Stop Assist
  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Lane Change Assist
  • Attention Assist
  • Active Brake Assist w/ Cross-Traffic Function
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Touch Control Buttons
  • Air body control
  • Rear side air bags
  • Crosswind Stabilization
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • LATCH / ISOFIX Child Restraint System
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps, Headlamps, Taillamps
  • PRE-SAFE Predictive Occupant-Protection System
  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Rear Door Child Safety Lock
  • Rearview Camera
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Program

 

If you meet the new E400 coupe for the first time, be sure it will be love at the first sight.

 

Conclusion

The new E-Class 400 Coupe features all the intelligent innovations of the E-Class Sedan. For the first time the E coupe it is build using the same powertrain than the E class, giving more power, larger size and better features to the coupe lover.  It is a real E class with an attractive coupe style.

In this model both designers and developers managed to combine the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology, with its powerful and efficient 3.0L V6 biturbo engine and smart proportions. It includes many standard and additional features, the latest driver assistance systems, which make driving process much easier, so the driver can be relaxed and sure about safety. At the same time, it gives opportunity to feel a sporty driving experience on a beautiful spacious coupe. If you meet the new E400 coupe for the first time, be sure it will be love at the first sight.

Marco Carvajal
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