The new Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe's standard-fit AGILITY CONTROL suspension adjusts automatically to the current driving situation. In order to provide the best possible ride comfort, this system reduces the damping during normal driving but immediately applies the maximum damping force during dynamic cornering or sudden evasive manoeuvres. This ensures optimum stabilisation of the Coupe.
As an alternative to the standard-fit AGILITY CONTROL suspension, the AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension is available as an optional extra. To meet the requirements of even more demanding drivers, Mercedes Benz has developed a dynamic handling package (Standard on the E500 Coupe and optional on the Sport model line) with an electronically controlled damping system. This processes sensor data about the current driving situation and adjusts the shock absorbers separately for each wheel. Furthermore, the driver can switch between two drive modes - Comfort and Sport - which make corresponding adjustments to the suspension set-up, accelerator response and the shift points of the automatic transmission.
The luxury automatic climate control system regulates the temperature, volume and distribution of the air in three zones to meet the requirements of the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. What's more, for the first time, this optional THERMOTRONIC system allows the selection of different climatisation modes: the occupants can choose 'Diffuse', 'Medium' or 'Focus' modes at the touch of a button in order to adapt the air volume and distribution to their personal preferences. Fitted as standard in the Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe, the THERMATIC two-zone automatic climate control has been enhanced to offer five per cent more heating and cooling power than the version fitted in the predecessor model.
At the fingertips of the driver and front passenger is the Audio 20, a CD radio with eight loudspeakers, and a Bluetooth interface for a mobile phone which is fitted as standard. Customers who specify the optional COMAND multimedia system benefit from additional functions: a Europe-wide hard-disc navigation system, a DVD changer, the Music Register (storage for about 1000 music tracks), a media interface for connecting external MP3 and voice control with whole-word recognition. Further options for even greater listening pleasure are available in the form of a 500-watt surround sound system, players and a tuner for digital radio reception. Navigation 50 will also be optional on the Mercedes Benz E-Class Coupe providing a compromise between Audio 20 and COMAND offering a head unit with full colour mapping as well as the media interface.Published 17 February 2009