Mercedes-Benz E 250 Coupe (1)

After quietly appearing in showrooms last year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is officially bringing the facelifted E-Class Coupe to us. One thing that caught our eyes, is how much lower the price is compared to the model we saw, that’s because that particular unit was an up-specced indent order example, while the one launched here is a standard-run model. That said, the stunning coupe comes in a sole E 250 variant, for the taking.

Exterior-wise the car comes with full-LED headlamps in the front, which also houses the unmistakeable four-eyed look of the E-Class. The two-door gets the AMG Line kit, which comprises of aggressive-looking front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and 18-inch AMG five-double-spoke alloy wheels, as part of the package.

Inside, the coupe comes with a full-colour TFT display, an analogue clock alongside a choice of either wood or aluminium materials across the two-part trim dashboard. A three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with Direct Select lever and shift paddles comes standard on the premium two-door.

Customers can individualise the interior with different colour combinations. MBM also offers the seven-inch high-res coloured COMAND Online multimedia system featuring internet connectivity, hard-disk navigation and emergency call features.

The electromechanical Direct Steer system, the same speed-sensitive power assistance with a variable steering ratio, can be found on the two-door as a stock feature, similar to the E-Class sedan. Underneath, the Coupe is given the road-adapting Agility Control suspension with selective damping as a standard item.

Power-wise, the E 250 Coupe comes in a single engine offering, a turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder BlueDIRECT petrol engine paired to a seven-speed 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission. The E 250 Coupe makes 211 hp from 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,200 to 4,000 rpm. It goes from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

Price of the E 250 Coupe goes for RM428,888 excluding insurance. That’s a lot more “affordable” compared to the earlier mentioned model which appeared in showrooms last year – priced at RM490,888 – that’s a RM62,000 difference, if you’re wondering.