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Spotted at JPJ Putrajaya in March this year, the facelifted Mercedes E 250 Coupe has quietly made its way to the showrooms, priced at RM490,888. It has been on sale for quite a while, apparently, with the price and specsheet below issued since April. It’s not uncommon for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia to not list low-volume models such as these on their website.

For the price – up from the pre-facelift version’s RM458,888 – you get the latest C207 coupe kitted in full AMG Line. The full dress-up kit may look rather stolid on this black example, but trust us, it’s far from boring in the flesh. In red, especially. The sharp 19-inch wheels (with staggered 235/35R19 and 255/30R19 tyres) with crossed-drilled brakes help too, of course.

Like the facelifted W212 E-Class Sedan, the four-seat coupe gets adaptive LED headlights as standard. There’s a camera mounted in the front grille, as part of the Surround View Camera we quite liked in the range-topping E 400 Sedan. The big Tristar logo itself hides the radar for Distronic Plus with Steer Assist and Stop and Go Pilot (active cruise control). Fitted here but not on the sedans is adaptive suspension, called the Dynamic Handling Package with Selectable Sports Mode.

Other driver aids include Active Parking Assist (auto parking; standard in most new Mercedes-Benz models), PRE-SAFE with Pedestrian Recognition (auto braking; radars mounted behind the rear-view mirror), Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. Airbag count? Eleven. Yes, 11 airbags – two front, one knee, two front side, two front pelvis, two rear side, two curtain.

Though the long, pillar-less doors, AMG Line Alcantara/leather sports seats, flat-bottomed steering wheel and red seat belts serve up quite a dramatic ambience. The rest are pretty standard Mercedes-Benz – dual-zone climate control with rear vents, COMAND Online rotary controller and a panoramic sunroof are all present.

On the mechanical front, this one ditches the old pre-facelift E 250 Coupe’s 1.8 litre CGI motor for a newer 2.0 litre turbocharged unit. It now has 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque, as opposed to the older engine’s 204 hp and 310 Nm. There are gains all around – its 0-100 km/h time drops from 7.6 to 7.1 seconds, while fuel economy jump from 13.9 to 15.4 km per litre. The seven-speed automatic ‘box is retained.

Refer to CarBase.my for this sleek new coupe’s full specs and equipment list, as well as to compare it against its nearest rivals.