The Geneva Motor Show will see the comeback of an intriguing product idea when Mercedes presents a new model to the Coupe range in the form of the new Mercedes Benz E-Class.
The new Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe offers a very special combination of two attributes for which the Mercedes Benz brand is known: fascination and efficiency. With itS-Classic coupe side aspect - no B-pillars and fully retractable side windows - the new two-door car is a particularly sporty interpretation of the E-Class's dynamic design. The new Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe's standard-fit AGILITY CONTROL suspension adjusts automatically to the current driving situation. It combines driving enjoyment and excellent handling with maximum comfort.
The Mercedes Benz Coupe shows its close family resemblance to the E-Class Saloon. This is shown by the 'twin-headlamp face', with rhomboid contours but somewhat sportier, sharper treatment for a more dynamic and incisive look. Another design feature which the E-Class Coupe shares with the Saloon is the powerful contour of the rear wing - a styling cue which also gave the S 220 'Ponton' Coupe of 1955 its athletic appearance.
The new Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe offers all the technical innovations of the new Mercedes Benz E-Class series that one might expect to find in a sports-oriented luxury coupe. These include selective damper control, drowsiness detection, preventive occupant protection and the Active Bonnet. As a feature specific to the Coupe, the Dynamic Driving package allows different suspension setups at the touch of a button. Adaptive Main Beam Assist and an automatic emergency braking system are also features with which the new series sets standards in this vehicle category.
The diesel in the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe is the top-of-the-range unit in the new generation of Mercedes Benz four-cylinder engines, The engine has an output of 204 hp and develops a maximum torque of 500 Nm which is available from just 1600 rpm, returning 53.3 mpg (combined NEDC consumption, provisional figure).
The new Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe will be in UK showrooms from June 2009.
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