Official arrival is set for June with a $96,000 starting price, so you’d better start saving.
Ahead of the model’s official local release in 3 months time, Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the lineup of the 2017 E-Class Coupe. Three models, the E220d, E300, and E400 4MATIC will be available at launch, with prices kicking off at $96,000 (before ORCs).
The entry-level E220d, the only oil-burner available at launch, will be powered by Mercedes-Benz’s new 2.0-litre turbodiesel, putting out 143kW & 400Nm. The frugal-yet-fiesty diesel makes full use of the heady torque figure, propelling the E220d to 100km/h from rest in just 7.4-seconds, while claimed to consume as little as 4.9L/100km in official testing.
The E220d, though a base model, is hardly bog-standard or lacking. The AMG Line exterior pack is standard-fit here, along with 19-inch alloys, leather trim & seats, driver assistance pack (with active driver assistance systems), COMAND Online infotainment (replete with Apple & Android smartphone mirroring), Parktronic all-round parking sensors, as well as keyless entry and start.
The E300, bringing up the middle, commands a $15,000 price hike over the base model and starts at $110,900 (before ORCs). Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo-four, that puts out 180kW & 370Nm. The lighter petrol does the 0-100km/h dash in 6.4-seconds, with an official fuel consumption figure rated at 6.4L/100km. Specification goes up over the base model too, with 20-inch wheels, a sports exhaust setup, air suspension, heated seats up front, and full-LED headlights.
The range-topper on the E-Class Coupe range is the E400 4MATIC. With prices starting at $145,900, the E400 employs a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, which produces a considerable 245kW & 480Nm. This engine propels the E-Coupe from rest to 100km/h in just 5.3-seconds, while official fuel consumption is rated at a frugal 8.1L/100km. The E400, aside from its standard-fit all-wheel drive system, comes with niceties like a premium 13-speaker Burmeister sound system, a heads-up display, a panoramic sunroof, metallic paint, and privacy tinting on the rear half.
‘Edition 1’ packages are available for the E300 and E400, coming in at $5900 and $2420 respectively. Edition 1 kit adds things like two-tone nappa-leather upholstery, a microfibre & nappa sports steering wheel, an interior air filtration system, a cashmere white magno exterior paint finish, 20-inch bi-colour AMG alloys, black exterior finishing on select parts, and ‘Edition 1’ badging.