Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Convertible

Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Convertible

Mercedes has just released photos of the new E-class Coupe and Convertible. The sedan version of the new E-class has been released a couple of weeks ago, to read our opinion on that car, click here. The new E-class two-doors look as you would expect them to look after seeing the sedan. In terms of preformance, no statistics were released, but we do know the engine specs. The engines will carryover from the previous generation coupes, that means a NA 3.5L V6 producing 302hp will be in the E350, while a twin-turbo 4.7 liter V8 producing 402hp will be in the E550. There is still no confirmation of a E63 AMG Coupe, but it has not been ruled out yet. Another interesting fact is that AWD will be available in the E350. The convertible E-class retains a soft-top, instead of a folding hardtop. We would have preferred a folding hardtop because of its benefits, such as less unwanted noise, improved looks, better security, practicality etc, but having a soft-top is still fine (if you want a hardtop Benz, then you will have to settle for a two-seater in the form of the SLK or SL). Numerous safety features are available, as you would expect from Mercedes. One small gripe about the interior is that it has a column-mounted shifter. This detracts from the sportiness that Mercedes said they wanted to inject in the E-class coupe. However, that is only a small issue. The E-class two-doors do not actually have any competors, as none of the 4 seat coupes/convertibles from its Mercedes’s rivals are priced in the E-class Coupe’s price range. Speaking of price, expect the price of the 2014 models to slightly rise compared to the 2013 models, which are priced at around $52k and 59k, for the E350 and E550, respectively. The cars will go on sale this summer, along with the sedan.

Notice the lack of a console-mounted shifter, a change from the previous generation

Notice the lack of a console-mounted shifter, a change from the previous generation

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class_Coupe_2014_1024x768_wallpaper_06 Mercedes E class Coupe rear E class coupe side profile E class cabriolet Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Top Up

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