MERCEDES-BENZ

MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS DIESEL COUPE E400d 4Matic AMG Line Night Ed Pre+ 2dr 9G-Tronic

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph5.3s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2189 g/km

This revised version of the sixth generation Mercedes E-Class Coupe is sleeker and more stylish than ever, but this time round offers a slightly sportier approach to Executive coupe motoring. Sharper exterior looks are now matched with a more sophisticated cabin, plus there's wider integration of Mercedes' mild hybrid engine technology. And, as before, it all comes with the kind of comfort that makes you question the need for a larger, more expensive full-Luxury segment coupe model.

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is now more desirable. Jonathan Crouch checks out the latest version.

Ten Second Review

This revised version of the sixth generation Mercedes E-Class Coupe is sleeker and more stylish than ever, but this time round offers a slightly sportier approach to Executive coupe motoring. Sharper exterior looks are now matched with a more sophisticated cabin, plus there's wider integration of Mercedes' mild hybrid engine technology. And, as before, it all comes with the kind of comfort that makes you question the need for a larger, more expensive full-Luxury segment coupe model.

Background

The E-Class Coupe. It's the kind of car that Mercedes does very well: a luxury coupe with a prestigious badge that rewards you for a lifetime's endeavour without necessarily needing a lottery win. No other brand can replicate this recipe in quite the same way - and no other brand has a car quite like this one. Yes, the same kind of budget would buy you a BMW 4 Series Coupe or an Audi A5 but these cars don't have the GT grandeur of this E-Class. And anyway, they're separately targeted by Mercedes' C-Class Coupe model. This current, much improved E-Class Coupe can look back on half a century of history. Its first ancestor was unveiled by Mercedes-Benz in 1968 (at that time known as the "Stroke Eight" coupe). Further model series followed - for a while under the name CLK. Each generation combined superb design with agile sportiness and contemporary luxury. Has that continued here? Let's see.

Driving Experience

As you'd expect, this E-Class Coupe shares its engineware with the E-Class saloon, which means now more extensive use of the brand's mild hybrid 48V electrified technology. This features an Integrated Starter Generator, which uses an electric alternator fitted directly to the nine-speed automatic gearbox. This tech now features on the top version of the brand's 2.0-litre diesel unit (in the E 400d) and in the in-line six cylinder petrol engine of a fresh variant, the E 450. Either way, this mild hybrid set-up offers an electric boost of up to 20bhp in certain situations. Across the range, the engine line-up offers two diesels and three petrol units at launch, varying between 2.0 and 3.0 litres in capacity and producing between 192bhp and 362bhp. There's also a top Mercedes-AMG E 53 variant which uses a 429bhp twin turbocharged 3.0-litre six cylinder petrol engine with 4MATIC 4WD. With this sixth generation E-Class Coupe, Mercedes made greater efforts to differentiate the driving experience from that of the Saloon by widening the track, sharpening the steering and lowering the ride height. It's all part of the development of what must be a very delicate balance of dynamic virtues. Mercedes wants this car to be perceived as a 'Grand Tourer' - a kind of junior Bentley GT - but it also knows that many likely buyers will have been considering pricier versions of slightly smaller coupe models like the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5. This E-Class Coupe can't be too much of a step away from those cars when it comes to the enjoyment on offer should you want to drive it hard. In many ways, it isn't. True, at speed through tight turns, there's still more body lean than you'd find with the premium rivals just mentioned and the steering, though now better than it is on other E-Class models, still isn't very talkative when it comes to communicating much about what the wheels beneath you are doing. Push through that though and you'll find surprisingly high levels of grip, traction and balance and through fast, flowing corners, this car has as fine a chassis balance as you could wish for.

Design and Build

Buyers wanted this car to look sportier, so it now does. There are flatter full-LED headlamps which sit either side of a re-styled 'A-shape' radiator grille which features chrome-plated dots, a single louvre and the Mercedes star in the centre. The muscular rear section gets restyled LED light clusters too. Otherwise, things are much as before, with classic coupe proportions that deliver a long bonnet, an elongated side line, a flat roof profile and the feature we most like, the absence of a central B-pillar. Together with a frameless window design, this latter styling touch means that you've only to open everything up to get a wonderful sense of airy freedom that's further enhanced if you've also selected the optional sunroof. Slip behind the wheel and if you're familiar with the pre-facelift version of this MK6 model, the main change you'll notice might well be the new split-three spoke steering wheel, which has more responsive touch-sensitive buttons. The standard offering sees the front of the cabin dominated by a couple of 10.25-inch screens, one for the instruments and the other for the infotainment functions. These are upgraded to 12.3-inches in size further up the range or at extra cost. What's really different though, is the fact that these monitors now work with the brand's latest MBUX interface, which means that you get far more sophisticated "Hey Mercedes" voice control and a lower touch-sensitive pad to replace the previous click wheel controller. As before, it does of course all feel suitably premium, with leather-covered doors and subtle ambient lighting. The rear seat offers more space than any other Coupe in the segment - this really is almost a proper adult 4-seater. But the 425-litre boot is surpassed in size by rivals.

Market and Model

Mercedes thinks a Coupe should cost more than an ordinary saloon, so if you've a four-door E-Class and want this smarter two-door option, you'll have a premium of around £1,000 to find, assuming you're comparing like-for-like engines and specs. In that regard, bear in mind that this Coupe comes only in AMG Line trim. All of that means that overall E-Class Coupe pricing starts at around £45,000 and runs up to around £70,000. That means quite a big price premium over an equivalent C-Class Coupe - around £12,500. We can see many buyers being quite happy to pay that. There's a kind of 'junior Bentley' feel about this car that gives it a more up-market feel than you'd get in any C-Class. Yet the outlay needed for ownership shouldn't require too many potential owners to need a lottery win first. With this revised model, there's an optional 'Urban Guard' theft protection pack. And numerous upholstery material combinations are available, ranging from fabric to ARTICO man-made leather, embossed leather and nappa leather with diamond quilting. You're probably going to want the upgrade to the larger 12.3-inch infotainment screens. And possibly also to the ENERGIZING comfort control set-up, which networks various comfort systems in the vehicle, and uses musical and lighting moods plus a number of massage modes to meet a wide range of individual requirements with respect to the occupants' wellbeing.

Cost of Ownership

Many E-Class engines are now embellished with a bit of mild hybrid tech which sees an EQ Boost starter-alternator motor mounted on the 9-speed auto gearbox. It's a key component of the 48-Volt on-board electrical system. The mild hybrid system adds another 16kW (or around 20hp) of boost to the total power output and 250Nm of extra torque and has been designed for maximum energy recuperation and the virtually imperceptible restarting of the engine with the start/stop function. There's also a gliding mode that disconnects the engine from the gearbox at a cruise. This powertrain also incorporates an exhaust gas after-treatment system mounted near the engine and a standard-fit particulate filter, the only part of the exhaust system that's under the floor. You shouldn't get your hopes up too much for the difference all this will make; the WLTP combined cycle fuel reading for the E 220d is around 50mpg and the WLTP-rated CO2 return is up to 131g/km. Even the top E 450 4MATIC petrol variant manages around 30mpg and up to 184g/km. Another thing we'll need to tell you is that the comprehensive three year unlimited mileage warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash.

Summary

The improvements made to this E-Class Coupe - the more efficient engines, the smarter looks, the extra equipment - have certainly been welcome but the essence of its appeal has changed very little. As you'd expect, it delivers the powerful, luxurious, Grand Touring sports coupe brand values you'd expect from a £45,000-£70,000 luxury Mercedes coupe. In driving it, in owning it, you feel another more elegant level away from owners of the brand's less aspirational C-Class Coupe. And a cut above the sporting two-door models that car competes with, coupes like BMW's 4 Series and Audi's A5. There's a maturity and a class here that these sportier rivals lack. They could never be considered as a wise and cost-efficient alternative to spending £30,000-£40,000 more on a Maserati GranTurismo or a BMW 8 Series. This Mercedes could be. And that about sums it up.

  • Top surround of side windows in polished aluminium
  • Privacy glass Includes rear side windows and rear windscreen
  • Magic Vision Control heated windscreen wiper system
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors

  • Perforated front brake discs with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering
  • Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill hold function

  • Floor mats with AMG lettering

  • Agility control sports suspension with selective damping system

  • Wireless charging

  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
  • 360 degree parking camera
  • Attention assist
  • Collision prevention assist plus
  • Active parking assist including front and rear parking sensors
  • Direct steer speed sensitive steering

  • ECO start/stop function
  • Remote boot release

  • Analogue clock
  • Outside temperature display
  • Service indicator (Active Service System)
  • Brake wear warning display
  • Traffic sign assist
  • Mercedes connect me
  • Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument cluster
  • Trip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption
  • MBUX augumented reality for navigation
  • Pre-installation for Vehicle Monitoring
  • Pre-installation for Vehicle Setup
  • BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster

  • High gloss black exterior mirror housing
  • Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable

  • Grey open pore ash wood trim and centre console in grey open pored ash wood

  • 25 litre AdBlue tank
  • Incorrect fuelling protection
  • 50 litre fuel tank
  • Diesel particulate filter

  • 2 USB ports in centre console
  • Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers and a 9 channel amplifier with total output of 590 watts
  • High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour display
  • Smartphone integration via Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Media Interface, USB and Bluetooth interface and touchpad with control wheel
  • 2 USB ports in the rear

  • Waistline strips in high gloss black
  • AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side sill panels
  • High gloss black rear bumper with chrome trim
  • Illuminated front door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof
  • Visible twin pipe exhaust system integrated into bumper
  • Pre-installation for roof rail systems
  • Diamond radiator grille with integral star and single louvre in high gloss black
  • AMG boot lid spoiler in body colour
  • High gloss black front apron
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body colour door handles

  • Rear LED lights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Multibeam LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist

  • THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system with 3 climate zones

  • 3-spoke flat bottom multifunction AMG steering wheel with Touch Control buttons, trimmed in black nappa leather
  • Glasses compartment in overhead control panel
  • Front centre armrest with stowage compartment
  • Glove compartment - lockable, air conditioned and illuminated
  • Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs
  • Central stowage compartment with 12 V socket in centre console
  • Central stowage compartment with USB socket for use with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Artico man-made leather upper dashboard and beltlines with contrast stitching
  • Chrome door pins
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Black roof lining
  • Leather upholstery
  • Front and rear door pockets

  • Front footwell lights
  • Centre armrest and door handle illumination
  • Interior rear light/integral reading lights
  • Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting

  • Seat comfort pack - E Class
  • Keyless Go comfort pack - E Class
  • Memory pack - E Class
  • Mirror pack - E Class
  • Stowage pack - E Class
  • Night package - E Class
  • Energizing comfort package - E Class Coupe/Cabriolet

  • Active bonnet pedestrian safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet
  • Airbags - sidebag for driver and front passenger with combined thorax/pelvis bag
  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front and rear window airbags
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags
  • Head airbags
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

  • Isofix rear child seat fastenings
  • Heated front seats
  • Multi contour front sports seats
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
  • Belt feeder driver and front passenger seat belt automatically positioned within easier reach
  • Head restraints for driver and front passenger (four-way adjustability)and in rear (two-way)
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat

  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Run flat tyres

  • 20" AMG multi spoke design alloy wheels painted in high gloss black with high sheen finish

  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.033
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.035
  • HC+NOx: 0.051
  • Particles: 0.0006
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 189
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

  • Cylinders: 6
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 9 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 92.3
  • CC: 2925

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 10.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 7.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 26.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 37.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 39.2

  • Generation Mark: 6
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: AMG Line Ngt Ed Pre+
  • Coin Description: d 4Matic
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: 15500
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 95
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 90
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 77
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 62
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 330
  • Badge Engine CC: 3.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True

  • Engine Power - KW: 243
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 516
  • Engine Torque - NM: 700
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1200
  • Engine Power - BHP: 330
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 5.3
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 71.4

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Wheel Style: AMG MULTI SPOKE
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/30 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Width (including mirrors): 2055
  • Height: 1439
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4855
  • Width: 1860
  • Wheelbase: 2873

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1890
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2505
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 425
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 615
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.61

  • Active brake assist: Included

  • Cruise control with variable speed limiter: Included
  • Blind spot assist: Included

  • Metallic paint: £685
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Designo metallic paintwork: £895

  • Driving assistance pack - E Class Coupe/Cabriolet: £1,695

  • Metallic - High tech silver: £685
  • Metallic - Rubellite red: £685
  • Metallic - Mojave silver: £685
  • Metallic - Brilliant blue: £685
  • Metallic - Obsidian black: £685
  • Metallic - Emerald Green: £685
  • Metallic - Graphite grey: £685
  • Metallic - Selenite Grey: £685

  • Solid - Polar white: £0

  • Designo metallic - Patagonia red: £895
  • Designo metallic - Diamond white: £895

  • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system: Included

  • Leather - Black: £0
  • Leather - Red/Black: £0
  • Leather - Saddle brown/black: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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