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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe


Paul Pottinger tests and reviews the new Mercedes-Benz cabrio and coupe at its international

With two fewer doors and one seat than the sedan on it’s based, the E Class or cabriolet is always more subjective choice than decision.

With the new (or at least revised) range, however are seriously sound reasons to the grimly practical for the madly For the first time in relevant the E Class coupe starts $80,000 and the cabrio for less $90K.

Here in August, two after the new E sedan and wagon, all two variants now represent better And, without being at all whether its lid is nailed on or droppable, it cooler.

It’s slightly to realise the lack of real for this long standing of grand tourer. Only with its A5/S5 range can each variant, but while the of these vary wildly, all are for lacking a Tristar emblem. And now the perceptibly less desirable that wants for value.

The Es, on the other hand, want for It is only the 10 grand extra on top of the $79,900 sticker for the cabrio seems a little rich.

Both entrants, hard and top, run the wholly adequate turbo petrol four, on 18-inch alloys and come with COMAND multi-media with reversing camera, spot indicator and leather.

the whole package, one likely to first timers to this part of the Benz catalogue. this duo is priced in such a way as to them leap over C-Class or to not bother waiting for forthcoming 4 Series .

Those to these pastures will to the E250, which in petrol is $96,400 and $106,400. Only the 250 comes also as a diesel

No one wanted that scent and mingling with open air so the diesel cabrio goes. All get 19-inch artwork for wheels, Assist active safety and LED lighting. At a price slightly on the cars they replace, are reckoned to contain some in added value.

No more V8. No The bi-turbo V6 of the E400 runs all of 0.1 slower to 100km/h, much and some $50,000 cheaper at for the coupe and a cheeky $142,900 in the

Standard is digital radio (as to do without when you’ve used to it as on demand cable TV) 360 camera and, in the coupe, length sun roof. So do you really to drop the extra on the drop

Various option packages can be though rightfully only the top should be seen sporting AMG kit a $7100 ask that brings dynamics to match the visual The cabrio’s key addition remains which with the top down, warm air around your as the seat heaters send it to the sun don’t shine.

Even in its E200 form the turbo is mighty impressive. In full fat and 350Nm mode it consigns breathing V6s to the dustbin. Only at 110 per hour, not our legal limit of does it begin to run out of accelerative Not really an issue away the open roads of the first then.

It’s long way up, and performance wise, to the E400. that dizzy height with 245kW/480Nm, a 5.2 second run time yet as little as 7.4L/100km in petrol use.

Benz’s seven speed are similarly hard to fault, this familiar torque unit, which suits the grand touring remit than the racier and more twin clutch of the A-Class and hotter models lines.

All are turbo charged and all attain 6 emission standards. The ultra low new CLA coupe is only Benz punches through the air with resistance.

Selective damping and response are, like the paddles, there because supposed to be. You could go many a without touching any of these.

A cleaner, meaner front end is all there is to tell it externally the 2009 vintage. But does it a difference. LEDs and daytime lamps ablaze, air vents the two door E looks properly

Within the mildest application of lifts an interior that on the funereal. Without singling out for slapping, the perceived superiority of its is now surely that — A highlight is the cabrio’s rear cooly colour matched to the shade. It looks the goods in ice

The boast that autonomous has become one step closer is not one of us greet with joy. from its implications for an already standard of urban driver removing more responsibility our shoulders seems not unlike someone’s foot and saying a step away from able bodied.

That the so-called Intelligent Drive are sophistication embodied. Of these Plus with Steering is possibly the best indication of the In typically sardined urban its sensors all but keep you in your own and can follow the vehicle in front.

If the immense battery of accident devices fails you, or you fail them, the E-Class is a five star crasher.

the wares of BMW are being diluted by the own uncertainty about what it is and who for, the E-Class is what always been. That is a tourer of loping rather frantic pace, one that corners with wafting rather than apex eagerness.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Nope, there’s not many more cosseting of getting across vast of bitumen. On some of the few expanses of bitumen in northern Germany, the cabrio pretty much in the unruffled way it does on the snooker smooth autobahn, making of its hefty 1765kg kerb

Want something more under the bonnet? Well, you don’t need it. This of a compact engine lacks a nice note. Indeed, no top has any right to ride this Aside from almost wind rush, it’s pin silent. That’s lid up.

This reporter’s singular record of rain when and wherever driven any sort of open top car him suspect he’s a mass of ions. It poured. The top stayed up.

The are not an issue in the coupe. Nor is much of except the need for passengers to into the back. A backseat, is what all other considerations when the E400’s exceptional V6 is front of you.

What a it is, a lagless leaper off the mark, on the torque with the least opening, barely bothering to down a gear. Seldom the right foot meet the The note is nicely imitative of the V8 which you’d no longer

If you’re all interested in what’s the bonnet, this surging but powerplant is among world’s practice.

No real rivals. If you the refinement and effortless ability of the in a classy, cool shape who the hell doesn’t?) it’s been better value.

E250 Convertible

Price: $106,400

Engine: 2.0-litre turbo petrol; 155kW/350Nm

7-speed auto; RWD


Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe


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