The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range will be crowned by the Mercedes-AMG E 50 4Matic, which will be among the first to receive the company’s new, inline-six petrol engine. In standard tune, the electrically-turbocharged 3.0 litre will develop 402 hp, and thanks to its 48V electrical architecture, includes an integrated starter generator and an electric auxiliary compressor to boost output.
According to an Autocar report, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe model line-up comprises four- and six-cylinder engines in both petrol and diesel forms, starting with the E 200 Coupe with a 181 hp 2.0 litre, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, and the E 300 Coupe with the same engine but in a 241 hp tune. The petrol-powered line-up will also include an E 400 Coupe with a turbo six-cylinder, in addition to the E 50 AMG range-topper.
On the diesel front, the E 220 d Coupe will use the new, 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel with 192 hp, along with the E 350 d Coupe which will employ the company’s familiar-to-Europe 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel engine, with 250 hp.
In terms of driveline, the E-Class Coupe will offer both rear- and all-wheel drive variants across all models, save for the E 300 Coupe which will be rear-driven only. Transmission is via a nine-speed automatic, with the base E 200 Coupe being the only model here to be had with a manual gearbox.
Going by the internal codename C238, the MRA platform-based E-Class Coupe will share much of its interior with the sedan and the wagon, and although much of the dashboard architecture is shared, it appears here that the Coupe will sport a new design of air-conditioning vents.
In classic Mercedes-Benz fashion, the new two-door will also feature seat belt helpers to help occupants reach their seat belts from their retracted positions. The upcoming E-Class Coupe will also form the basis for the new E-Class Cabriolet, which is expected to make its public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next year.
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