Mercedes E-class Coupe: First pictures
17 February 2009
Mercedes has unveiled the next element in its new E-class range - the two-door E-class Coupe.
The coupe is due to take its first steps at March's Geneva Motor show, and follows the same styling cues as the new E-class saloon that debuted in January.
The latest coupe replaces the outgoing CLK, and brings four new engines that claim to offer a 17% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Six-cylinder E350 3.0-litre diesel and 3.5-litre petrol engines are available, with 231 and 292PS respectively. A 5.5-litre E500 388PS V8 petrol engine completes the range on offer at launch.
The most efficient E250 204PS diesel, emitting just 139g/km and claiming consumption of 53.3mpg, will join the range a few weeks later. A second new addition, an E250 204PS petrol emitting 164g/km and managing 40.4mpg will arrive at the same time.
As part of its safety push, Mercedes has fitted a drowsiness sensor to the E-class Coupe as standard. It monitors 70 different parameters and then provides an alert before the driver nods off.
Other equipment available includes automatic emergency braking, Xenon (?) headlights and an automatically adjustable suspension system.
Prices have not yet been announced, but more details will appear before the car goes on sale in June.