Introducing the second generation E-Class Coupe; a genuine four-seater that mixes modern technology with conventional luxury. Mercedes has refreshed the E Coupe with stylish good looks and even a new engine. The E400 comes out with a 3-litre V6 engine boosted with two turbos. This incredible coupe delivers a whopping 245kW and 480nW at 5 500 r/minute. We achieved 0-100 km/h in 6 seconds.
The E400 sits on 19 inch low profile tyres which looks great and does not interfere with the ride quality. The coupe is fitted with the same air suspension you would get in your S Class. The C Class coupe is similar looking but the E Coupe has a more aggressive look from the front. The new LED technology on dipped and main beam is eye definitely catching, once you have unlocked the vehicle you are graced with a bright blue light that fades into you normal white beam. Pretty cool if you ask me, it’s always great when a manufacture steps out and does things different. BUT that’s not all that stands out: inside you will be blown away!! The speedometer is one huge screen, which is fully customisable. You can change your one colour scheme and layout. You have a choice of 64 different colours to play around with but that is just the tip of the ice berg in terms of technology.
Remote Park Assist:
This system allows you to sit back and allow the vehicle to park into those tricky spaces at the mall. You have to engage the park assist and the rear of the vehicle has to pass the parking space. You will then have to choose to reverse or forward park, and then allow the vehicle to take control – and yes it works perfectly. Back to reality, will you use it very day? NO. It’s a great feature, although it takes couple more minute longer if you do it yourself.
Did you ever forget to lock your vehicle? I’ve done it countless of times not to mention locking my keys in the car. Now Mercedes has an app for your phone. The app notifies you if your car is unlocked and prompts you to lock it. You can view the states of your vehicle: how much fuel you have, mileage and the best part of the app you can locate your car!! How many times have you lost your car in a parking lot?
E200 – R754 500
E220d – R806 500
E300 – R842 500
E400 – R1 021 500
But there is more! Mercedes has three more models hitting our roads. E43, E63 S 4MATIC and a convertible.
Great car, definitely 10 out of 10. I struggled to find something I didn’t like. But this is Mercedes after all. They strive for perfection and that’s what you get. The rear is tiny so no to a family car, I’d go for the GLE then.