The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupe is both the replacement
model for the CLK and an evolution of the E Class sedan.
With its pillarless design and fully retractable side windows
the E Class Coupe is a sporty interpretation of the E-Class
Sedan's more reserved styling. At the same time the 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 Coupé
shares with the Saloon is the powerful contour of the rear wing
- a styling cue which also gave the S 220 "Ponton"
Coupé of 1955 its athletic appearance. With a Cd-figure
of just 0.24, the E Class coupe is also the world's most aerodynamically
efficient series-production car.
The Mercedes E Class Coupe is available with a range of diesel
and petrol engines which include:
The diesel in the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé is the
top-of-the-range unit in the new generation of Mercedes-Benz
four-cylinder engines, which are notable for features such as
two-stage turbocharging, precise piezo injectors and the latest
common-rail technology. The engine has an output of 150 kW/204
hp and develops a maximum torque of 500 newtonmetres which is
available from just 1600 rpm. This means that it is some 36
percent more powerful than the four-cylinder diesel in the preceding
model yet consumes 17 percent less fuel.
Fitted in the E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé is a turbocharged
V6 diesel which develops 170 kW/231 hp and consumes 6.8 litres
per 100 kilometres (combined) in the NEDC cycle. Its carbon-dioxide
emissions are 179 grams per kilometre.
The E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé is equipped with a
newly developed four-cylinder direct-injection unit with 150
kW/204 hp and a five-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Emmisions for this engine are some 13 percent less than the
figure for the previous four-cylinder engine (135 kW/184 hp)
with conventional fuel injection.
The E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupé is powered by a V6
petrol engine which produces 215 kW/292 hp an extra 15
kW/20 hp and consumes about 14 percent less fuel than
the previous V6 engine.
Finally the top of the range E 500 Coupe is powered by a V8
which produces 388 hp (285 kW) and 530 Nm or torque. This engine
is also more efficient than the previous V8.
The 2009 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 Coupé.
With seven standard-fit airbags, belt tensioners and belt force
limiters on all seats, as well as crash-responsive head restraints
for the driver and front passenger, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Coupé offers the most comprehensive array of safety features
in this vehicle category. The range of airbags, which can deploy
in thousandths of a second in an accident, comprises front and
side airbags for the driver and front passenger, a kneebag for
the driver and windowbags. Rear sidebags are available as an
optional extra. The front crumple zone has four independent
impact planes which allow the forces to be distributed over
a wide area while bypassing the passenger cell. Furthermore,
increased use of extra-high-strength steel alloys helps the
vehicle body to withstand high impact loads. In fact, particularly
strong grades of steel like this account for about two thirds
of all the sheet metal used in the bodyshell of the E-Class
As a further safety feature, in the event of a pedestrian impact,
a system of springs raises the rear section of the bonnet by
50 millimetres within a fraction of a second, thereby increasing
the available deformation space. A special feature of the Mercedes
system is its reversible mechanism which allows the driver to
reset the Active Bonnet without having to visit a workshop.
Similar and related vehicles:
- Mercedes CLK GTR
- Mercedes SLK 55 AMG
- Mercedes SLK 55 AMG Tracksport
- Mercedes CLK DTM AMG Coupe
- Mercedes CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet