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Mercedes reveal the revised E Class coupe and cabriolet
posted on Jan 04 2013 by Sam Jones
The new coupe and cabriolet have a pair of single headlights instead of the twin quad lamp units used in the previous models, a feature also seen in the updated E Class saloon. Both models also receive new front bumpers with more distinctive air intakes, while the rear bumpers get larger diffusers giving a burlier appearance.
Mirroring the E Class saloon and estate, the new coupe and cabriolet models will come with a choice of two diesel and a petrol engines. Each of these featured in the previous models but the new engines have been upgraded for improved fuel economy of CO2 emissions.
The entry-level turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine will be available in the E200 and E250 models, producing 181bhp and 208bhp respectively. The E220 CDI will produce 168bhp while the E250 CDI gets 201bhp using the same 2.1-litre four-cylinder common rail diesel engine. Meanwhile the range topping E350 will use the 3.0-litre V6 common rail diesel creating 248bhp. To guarantee all the engines will comply with the forthcoming EU6 emission standards, the 3.0-litre diesel will use urea injection lowering the amount of CO2 it emits. However, the E500 coupe that uses a twin-turbocharged 4.6-litre V8 will not feature in the new UK line-up.
Like the outgoing models, the new E Class coupe and cabriolet will be available in either six-speed manual or a revised seven-speed automatic that uses a steering wheel column mounted shift lever. Stop/start technology and brake energy recuperation system comes as standard with both gearboxes. Other additional equipment that now come as standard include collision prevention assist and attention assist.
As expected, Mercedes is offering the upcoming E Class coupe and cabriolet models with a range of new safety technology. This includes the stereo multi-purpose camera, enabling the car to detect traffic, traffic signs and pedestrians. Steering assist and active high beam assist are other optional features while the automatic city braking system comes as standard.
There has been no confirmation from Mercedes as of yet as to how the new E Class models will be priced, but the E200 coupe is expected to cost around 33,000.