Mercedes-Benz has released more details on the new two-door E-Class Coupé. The Coupé is based on the new W212 E-Class platform and replaces the old CLK range. The hard-top four-seater has no B-pillars and features fully retractable side windows. Mercedes-Benz says it has the lowest Cd figure of all series-production cars in the world at just 0.24. That makes it extremely aerodynamic.

Fitted standard with the car is Merc's Agility Control suspension system which automatically adjusts to suit prevailing road conditions. Safety features include the Pre-Safe system which has the brake feature that automatically brakes the car if it detects the imminent danger of a collision and the driver has not reacted to preceding warnings. Attention Assist is another interesting one which uses about 70 parameters in order to determine if the driver is still alert or not.

The engine models in the diesel category are the E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with 150kW (204hp) and 500Nm of torque. It has an average fuel consumption figure of 5.1 litres per 100km. Next is the E350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY making 170kW (231hp) and maximum torque of 540Nm. Average fuel for this model is 6.8 litres per 100km on the EU cycle.

Listed petrols are the 150kW (204hp) E250 CGI, the E350 CGI good for 215kW (292hp) and the E500 V8 that puts out 285kW (388hp) and 530Nm of torque.

The COMAND control centre on the front cluster uses a similar wheel to that of the S-Class to control aspects like the CD player, radio, telephone and satellite navigation.

Trim choices are the Elegance and Avantgarde with each offering different customers what they require. An AMG Sports pack will also be sold. It comes with 18-inch AMG light alloy wheels, a sports suspension, two-tone interior leather and a sports pedal cluster among others.

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé goes on sale in Europe the beginning of May.


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