2017 Mercedes E class coupe will follow simple recipe
The new 2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe is currently out testing on public roads, although under some fairly heavy camouflage. It’s quite hard to see any actual details, but knowing what the other new models look like is a big help; it’s possible to make out certain features of the new car, and the rest is slowly becoming open knowledge, although Mercedes haven’t actually released much official information.
It seems as though Mercedes are really pushing the boat out with technology and features for the new model, some of the features haven’t even made their way to the S-Class yet.
The main competitor for the E-class coupe will be the new Audi A5 coupe.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Release date
Mercedes haven’t officially confirmed the timing, but we think the new 2017 E-Class Coupe will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017, with full rollout to showrooms shortly after.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Price
Again, with no official information to go on, we can only speculate, but we’re fairly sure that there won’t be much movement in price, so expect to see the base model hitting the showroom for around $55,000.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe video
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Redesign and changes
MUCH. There have been a huge amount of changes for the new model, from styling, interior, technology and powertrain.
Starting under the hood, we’ll see (as the base model) a 2.0 liter turbo charged 4-cylinder gas engine which will make 241 BHP and 273 lb/ft of torque. This will be coupled up to the new 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, driving the rear wheels although there will be an all-wheel drive option. You could find the same powertrain inside E-class sedan.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Equipment
As for tech, well there is a long list, although of course, not all of it is standard; touch sensitive buttons on the steering wheel, Linguatronic voice control, COMAND, LED interior lighting, semi-autonomous driving, autonomous lane changing, auto braking, pedestrian avoidance, evasive steering assist, and a feature that allows you to use your cell phone as a key.
We also know that thanks to the use of high grade construction material, the overall weight should be reduced by around 150 lbs. This will improve the ride and handling as well as the economy.
Inside the cabin will be the usual options for high grade leather and wood inserts, but we’ll also see a new instrument cluster, using either dials and 7” screen or a 12.3” display, dependent on trim level.
On the outside, there is a new grille, updated LED lighting front and rear, restyled bumpers and lower, sleeker roofline, making the new E-Class more curvaceous and sporty.