C238 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe launched in Malaysia – E200 and E300 AMG Line, from RM436k

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has officially introduced the C238 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé, and the two-door model, which was revealed in December last year, is the latest offering to slot in to the Mercedes-Benz Dream Car Collection available in the country.

The W213 E-Class based-model represents a shift from the previous-generation C207, which despite having the looks of the W212 E-Class was actually based on the W204 C-Class platform and technologies. The new car is the first genuine E-Class Coupe since the C124 model from two decades ago.

Measuring in at 4,826 mm long, 1,860 mm wide and 1,430 mm tall, the new coupé is significantly larger than its predecessor, and the increase in dimensions translates to significantly improved cabin space for occupants inside the four-seater.

For Malaysia, two variants are available at launch, and these are the E 200 Coupé AMG Line and the E 300 Coupé AMG Line. Both are powered by the familiar M274 DE 20 AL 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder seen in various models in the automaker’s stable, in different output tunes, and paired with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.

For the E 200, this is 184 hp at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm from 1,200 to 4,000 rpm, and it’s good enough to get the car from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds. The E 300, meanwhile, bumps up the numbers to 245 hp and 370 Nm, which brings the 0-100km/h time down to 6.4 seconds.

Both the E 200 and E 300 Coupé goes on sale here in AMG Line trim, which dresses the car up with sportier front/rear bumpers and side skirts. Wheel design and sizes are different, however – the E 200 rides on 18-inch AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels, while the E 300 is equipped with 20-inch AMG multi-spoke units, and these are finished in high-gloss black.

At the launch today, a third variant was also introduced, but this will be available in very small numbers – the E 300 Coupé Edition1 is only limited to 555 units worldwide. The variant combines the AMG Line and the Night package with 20-inch AMG multi-spoke allow wheels and an exclusive designo cashmere white magno exterior finish.

The local specification sees the E-Class Coupé coming as standard with Agility Control suspension, which sits the car 15 mm lower than the sedan and features passive, selective damping. As usual, there’s a Dynamic Select system, which offers Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport + and Individual driving modes.

Inside, the cabin layout is almost identical to the sedan, with the Widescreen Cockpit and its twin 12.3-inch displays and Touch Control pads on the steering wheel and four central AC air vents among the items to be found – the last, however, features a new turbine-style design derived from the Concept IAA.

An AMG Line interior means that the cabin is dressed in two-tone nappa leather upholstery (available in black/classic red or black/deep white), and for the E 200 the trim consists of open-pore black ash wood for accents and the centre console panel, while the E 300 goes the multi-weave and black piano-lacquer route.

Standard equipment includes Multibeam LED headlamps, adaptive highbeam assist plus, illuminated door sill panels, AMG floot mats, Keyless-Go, Parking Pilot, surround view camera, a COMAND Online infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as Qi wireless smartphone charging.

The E 300 adds on a Night Package, a head-up display, a Burmester surround sound system, a panoramic sliding sunroof as well as an Air-Balance package.

Finally, pricing, and the Mercedes-Benz E 200 Coupé AMG Line goes for RM435,888, while the E 300 Coupé AMG Line is priced at RM499,888. The limited E 300 Coupé Edition1 variant, meanwhile, goes for RM534,888. All prices are on-the-road without insurance.

Agility Financing is of course available for E-Class Coupe, with the E 200 Coupé at RM 4,358, E 300 Coupé at RM4,998 and E 300 Coupé Edition1 at RM5,348 per month with a three-year Agility Financing tenure.

You can check out the full specifications of the C238 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé variants at CarBase.my.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz E 200 Coupé AMG Line

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