“If you think you cannot take off another line, go ahead and do it anyway,” says Mercedes-Benz chief designer Gorden Wagener. For instance, a crease that runs along a vehicle’s shoulder line is a styling element that defines virtually every current Mercedes, yet it is absent on the new E-class coupe. In fact, no Mercedes-Benz since the Bruno Sacco era (1975–1999) is as minimalist in its surface treatment or as classic in proportions as the next two-door E. Even so, the car stays true to the design language that was launched with the current S-class.
The front end is punctuated by Mercedes’ sparkling “diamond” grille; the side mirrors are mounted on the doors, which feature frameless side glass; and the rear has delicately slim, horizontal taillights with the trunklid doubling as a spoiler. This is shaping up to be quite possibly the most beautiful car in its class, and it seems quite a bit larger and more self-confident than the one it replaces.
Under the outgoing E-class coupe’s skin is little more than a rebodied C-class. Its wheelbase and track were identical to those of the contemporary C coupe, although the interior was styled to resemble a miniaturized version of the four-door E-class’s cabin. With the new model, the engineers in Sindelfingen have moved the whole car much closer to the E sedan. The new coupe measures 190.0 inches in length, 56.3 inches in height, and 73.2 inches in width—5.0 inches longer, 2.9 inches wider, and 1.5 inches taller than before.
The instrument panel is lifted straight from the E-class sedan, complete with the available dual 12.3-inch displays. The main difference—and a quite prominent one—concerns the air vents, which here are designed to evoke jet turbines. Moreover, coupe customers can opt to delete the push-and-turn knob of the COMAND infotainment system in favor of a stand-alone touchpad. Complete review on www.caranddriver.com, by Manufacturer
This review is about e class.