The E-Class Coupe’s sleek design offers a smaller alternative to the decadent S-Class Coupe but more space than the C-Class Coupe and delivers all of the luxury expected from Mercedes-Benz.
Inside the new design touches give a sophisticated aesthetic and the familiar infotainment system offers state-of-the-art technology and connectivity.
The exterior commands the road, with its pillarless body delivering exactly what you want from a large, executive coupe.
Looks and image
It is only available in one trim – the AMG line – but it packs a powerful punch. All cars come with large 19-inch alloy wheels as well as LED headlights and taillights which give the E-Class a distinctive visual appeal.
As well as these unique styling touches it’s also 143mm longer than the car it replaces, as well as 74mm wider which gives it a far sportier appearance than the previous generation model.
Space and practicality
For a Coupe it’s pretty practical, with 74mm more legroom in the back than the car it replaces as well as ample headroom. However, very tall passengers may have some difficulty in the back due to the car’s sloping roofline. The boot offers plenty of space too and can be expanded by folding the rear seats.
The large, pillarless windows and sunroof create a great sense of space in the cabin which results in a thoroughly relaxing place to be.
Behind the wheel
Large, luxurious coupes such as the E-Class need to balance being indulgent and relaxing to drive but also being sporty and responsive when you want them to be. The E-Class Coupe ticks both of those boxes and more.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine is a crucial part of the Mercedes-Benz range, and you can see why. It’s really refined, and settles down nicely at cruising speeds, offering an impressive performance.
The Coupe corners nicely thanks to a wider rear track than its predecessor, though going into bends too hard could encourage it to under-steer.
Value for money
Prices for the E 220d Coupe start at £40,135, which gets you parking sensors and a reversing camera, as well as an 8.4-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation.
For £1,495 you can upgrade to Mercedes’ premium Comand infotainment, which replaces the standard screen with a large 12.3-inch unit. For an additional £495 on top of that, Mercedes will add a second 12.3-inch display, creating a truly widescreen viewing area. It’s an extra that completely transforms the inside of the car.
As well as all of the above, you also get heated front seats and steering wheel-mounted touchpads included, which is the cherry on top!
The E-Class Coupe is ideal for those who want a luxurious, high-spec and premium way of getting around. With a choice of three engines, and two more on the way – there should be a powertrain for just about everyone, while high levels of standard equipment mean that there shouldn’t be too many boxes to tick when the options list comes out. It’s also a fine car to drive, a fine place to sit and – importantly in this class – a fine vehicle to look at.