New Mercedes E-Class CoupéAerodynamic E-class Coupé to debut at Geneva show
21 February 2009
Mercedes-Benz has announced the details of a new E-class Coupé, which will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Following only shortly after we first saw official details on the all-new E-class saloon, the Mercedes E-class Coupé is a sleek design packed with high technology features. In fact, it's so sleek it has the best aerodynamics of any current mass-produced car – with a drag coefficient of just 0.24Cd.
The E-class Coupé will come with a choice of two turbodiesel and three petrol engines – and all but the most powerful petrol have been labelled BlueEfficiency by Mercedes as a mark of their economical performance. Most impressive of all is the entry-level E 250 CDI diesel – a 2.2-litre four cylinder engine that produces 201bhp, yet officially returns 53.3mpg fuel economy and emits 139g/km CO2.
Alongside the notable under-bonnet technology, the new E-class Coupé will be fitted as standard with an adaptive suspension system. Named 'Agility Control', this automatically adjusts to changes in road surface and driving style. It promises to be both entertaining and comfortable.
Pedestrian-friendly pop-up bonnet
The Coupé also incorporates the cutting edge safety kit from the regular new E-class model. This includes: 'Attention Assist', which monitors driver behaviour for signs of drowsiness; automatic emergency braking in the event of an 'imminent' accident; and an active bonnet that pops up to lessen pedestrian injury should they be struck by the car.
Full UK pricing and specification follow shortly. First deliveries of the new Mercedes E-class Coupé will take place in June.
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