- AMG-tuned E-Class Coupe E50 will go on sale in late 2017
- New in-line six-cylinder engine will produce more than 400hp
- Electric turbocharging tech will also feature
- Mild-hybrid system will help boost fuel economy
The 2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe, in potent E50 trim, will be the first car in the German brand’s lineup to feature an all-new turbocharged six-cylinder engine tuned by AMG. Read on for everything we know so far about this upcoming executive coupe…
These images, courtesy of Motor Authority, give use a good look at the standard E-Class Coupe undergoing testing but the AMG-tweaked E50 version will look significantly sportier. More aggressive bumpers and new side skirts are expected to draw inspiration from the high-performance E63 saloon, shown below.
Mercedes has confirmed the E50 will come fitted with an all-new AMG-developed 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine producing 402hp. Rather than package its cylinders in a Vee formation, however, AMG has chosen to string them together in an inline pattern and bolt on a high-tech electric turbocharging system. This feature takes a conventional turbo and adds a second unit with a built-in electric motor that’ll provide a near-instant power boost at low revs.
The upgraded electrical system required to drive this 70,000rpm electric turbo will be put to good use in the new Coupe. A more powerful starter motor will be called into action to assist the 3.0-litre engine when you hit the throttle. This mild-hybrid system will not only help improve performance but should make the new car more fuel efficient, too.
Mercedes’ 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system will reportedly be available on all cars in the E-Class Coupe range except the E300 Hybrid. Entry-level E200 petrol models will be exclusively fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox while more powerful versions will come equipped with a nine-speed automatic as standard.
Early reports suggest the E400 model – with its 328hp 3.0-litre V6 – offers both punchy performance and a refined ride. Mercedes’ optional adaptive air suspension, combined with a stiffer chassis than the E-Class saloon, helps make the Coupe handle precisely and ride comfortably over rough roads – despite its lower ride height. Its slinky, aerodynamic body helps limit wind noise at speed, too, making it a quiet and comfortable motorway cruiser.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe price and release date
The new E-Class Coupe may grace Mercedes showrooms as soon as early 2017. Entry-level models could cost close to £40,000 while more powerful E50 versions are expected to set you back in the region of £70,000.
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2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe price, specs and release date (updated November 2016)
This is our best look yet at the upcoming Mercedes E-Class Coupe in photos courtesy of Motor Authority. This stylish two-door version of the German brand’s excellent executive saloon should hit UK roads in 2017.
Before this new car goes on sale, many dealers will be keen to offer progressively bigger savings on the outgoing model. View these discounts on our Mercedes E-Class Coupe deals page or head over to our car chooser tool if you’re not sure what to buy.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe – styling
At first glance, it looks like picking the perfect two-door coupe just became a whole lot harder. This upcoming Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series rival looks every bit as elegant as its C-Class Coupe and S-Class Coupe siblings thanks to its curvaceous sloping roofline and long bonnet. A distinctly sporty silhouette and a rakish rear end should make it look more elegant than either of its BMW or Audi rivals, too.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe – interior
The new E-Class Coupe should boast the same exquisite interior as the existing saloon model. A broad dashboard with chromed air vents and two large infotainment screens should feature alongside sumptuous leather seats and buckets of standard equipment.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe – engines and driving
We expect this new car to come with the same selection of engines as its saloon sibling. Entry-level E200d cars could come with a 148hp 2.0-litre diesel engine that can return as much as 72mpg while higher-spec E350d versions should boast 258hp – enough to sprint this large two-door coupe to 62mph from rest in around 5.9 seconds. All models should come fitted with a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
A hybrid E350e model will also be available while drivers looking for a tyre-frying super coupe may be offered a 612hp E63 model with a twin turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 borrowed from the AMG GT supercar.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe – price and release date
The lack of camouflage fitted to this prototype suggests the E-Class Coupe’s launch can’t be too far away. We expect it’ll go on sale in early 2017 with entry-level models costing close to £40,000. High spec E63 models could set you back between £80,000 and £100,000, however.
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Before this new car goes on sale many Mercedes dealers will be keen to offer significant discounts on the outgoing version. Check out these savings on our Mercedes E-Class Coupe deals page or, if you’re not sure what to buy, use our car chooser tool to narrow down your search.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe price, specs and release date (updated October 2016)
Here is our best glimpse yet at the upcoming 2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe thanks to new images courtesy of Motor Authority. This stylish two-door version of the German brand’s executive saloon appears to sport styling inspired by the recent C-Class and S-Class Coupes.
Before this new car goes on sale, many Mercedes dealers will be keen to offer increasingly bigger discounts on the outgoing model to clear space in their showrooms. View these offers on our Mercedes E-Class Coupe deals page or check out its rivals using our car chooser tool.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe styling
These images confirm the new car will sport a curvy rear end and a similar elegant roofline to its C-Class and S-Class Coupe siblings. The outgoing model’s heavily sculpted sides and fiddly headlights appear to have been replaced by simpler designs more in keeping with the current E-Class range.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe interior
The new Coupe’s interior is expected to look almost identical to the saloon’s and should boast similarly excellent build quality and upmarket materials. The Coupe’s svelte profile will make the back seats noticeably more cramped, however, and may cut into the available boot space, too.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe engines and driving
The new Coupe will share the saloon’s range of engines and its super smooth nine-speed automatic gearbox. Entry-level versions will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine capable of returning 72mpg while a 258hp six-cylinder E350d model will also be available. This new car could also be offered in high-performance E63 Coupe trim powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe price and release date
The new E-Class Coupe should go on sale in 2017 and is expected to carry a noticeable premium over the saloon. Entry-level models could cost close to £40,000 while top-spec versions could set you back as much as £50,000. Future E63 Coupe models are expected to cost significantly more, however.
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Before this new car goes on sale, many Mercedes dealers will be keen to offer significant discounts on the outgoing model – check out these offers on our Mercedes E-Class Coupe deals page. If you’re not sure what to buy, use our car chooser tool to narrow down your search.
2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe price, specs and release date (updated October 2016)
A new Mercedes E-Class Coupe is currently undergoing testing before its 2017 release. These thinly disguised spy shots from Autoevolution give us our clearest indication about what the new model will look like.
If you can’t quite wait for the new model’s 2017 release, take a look at the latest Mercedes E-Class Coupe deals page – dealers typically offer gradually increasing discounts on the existing model as the release date for its replacement nears. For other coupe alternatives, take a look at our car chooser.
New Mercedes E-Class Coupe styling
The E-Class Coupe looks set to carry over many of the styling cues from both the smaller C-Class Coupe and the flagship S-Class Coupe. In the past it’s generally taken a less sporty, more comfort-oriented approach than the other two and that will be reflected in some of the subtle differences in its details. The sides appear to do without the sculpted flanks of the rest of the family, instead using a much softer, more rounded look.
Towards the rear, a couple of more subtle details will separate the E-Class from the rest in the Mercedes coupe range. The side windows will keep the same pillarless look but the window line tails off more abruptly than the S-Class and doesn’t kink upwards like the C-Class. At the very back of the car, the E-Class Coupe’s rear bumper appears to sit more proud of the bootlid than the others.
Some details will bear a striking resemblance to both its big and little brothers but the tail lights remain covered in a camouflaged cladding. It’s clear through the disguise that the new model will feature a similar sloping boot line and slim LED lights.
The latest spy shots don’t show a clear view of the front, but shots of early prototypes suggest it’ll look largely similar to the E-Class saloon. Expect a bold grille featuring a prominent three-pointed star on the nose and a distinctive LED lighting signature from the swept-back headlights.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe latest news (updated April 2016)
New images have emerged of the new Mercedes E-Class Coupe undergoing testing ahead of a launch in late 2016 or early 2017. These new photos from Motor1.com give us our best glimpse yet at this executive coupe’s styling – read on for full details and images.
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Previous prototypes had been spotted with both camouflage wraps and bulky bolt-on panels to thoroughly disguise the new car’s styling but these latest images show the new E-Class’s design much more clearly. The front bumper and grille share many features with the recently released E-Class saloon, including simpler rounded headlights in place of the last generation’s angular units.
The three air intakes in the front bumper appear to be the same as the saloon model, although their exact design has been concealed, and the same distinctive daytime running lights within the headlight pods are visible, too.
The svelte roofline is more visible on this prototype and the rear boot lid can be seen for the first time without a box-like disguise. What appears to be a large panoramic glass roof is also visible, but the exact shape of the rear windscreen and side windows has been hidden from view.
The read bumper is still heavily camouflaged in these pictures but we expect the Coupe to boast a sportier and more curvaceous tail than the relatively boxy saloon. The slim brake lights appear to extend inwards across the boot lid and twin-exit exhaust can just be seen peeking out from beneath the long rear overhang.
No images have emerged of the new E-Class interior but we expect it to feature many features carried over from the Saloon model. A production ready E-Class Coupe will likely be shown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and go on sale in 2017. Check back for regular updates as soon as they become available.
New Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Convertible latest news (updated April 2016)
The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet has been spotted testing, albeit with a heavily disguised roof and upper body panels. These images from carscoops are our first look at the latest E-Class derivative that should make its official debut in late-2016.
If you’re after a new car but would prefer a saloon to a cabriolet, our new Mercedes E-Class configurator can help you get a great price. Alternatively, if you’re not sure what to buy, read our list of the best four-seater convertibles currently on sale.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet styling
We expect the E-Class Cabriolet to share many styling features, including its elegant proportions, with the E-Class Coupe. The pillar-less window design that was previously disguised on the Coupe prototype is clearly shown in these photos. Certain specific details, such as the headlights and the front grille, will probably be very similar to the E-Class saloon.
The rear bumper features the same scalloped sections on each side as the Coupe prototype. Heavy camouflage disguises both the silhouette of the brake lights and the shape of the boot lid. We therefore expect the lights to feature a new design, different to the E-Class saloon, and the boot lid to have a more prominent shape.
The finished folding fabric roof will probably have a similar multi-layered construction to the new C-Class Cabriolet – this should ensure noise in the cabin is kept to a minimum even at motorway speeds. To keep occupants comfortable with the roof down, Mercedes will fit its AirScarf headrest-mounted heaters and AirCap windscreen-mounted spoiler to deflect cold air away from the cabin.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet interior
The interior will probably be the same as the E-Class saloon and feature large infotainment display screens and a multi-layered dashboard design. A centre console with minimal buttons and the four large central air vents are all elements we expect to see in the new E-Class Cabriolet. Equally likely is the screen that replaces the dials (not shown above) allowing the driver to configure the information they see.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet engines
The selection of engines offered in the E-Class Cabriolet will likely be the same as the Coupe. Customers will initially be able to choose from either 2.0-litre four-cylinder or 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines – four, six and possibly eight-cylinder petrol units will be added at a later date.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet price and release date
The last generation E-Class Cabriolet carried a price tag approximately £4,000 more than the Coupe across the range and we expect this new model to be similarly more expensive. Entry-level cars should cost around £42,000 and top-of-the-range versions could cost nearly £50,000. We expect the cabriolet to be officially revealed in late-2016 and go on sale in 2017.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe spy shots (updated February 2016)
A spy video (below) courtesy of walkoart videos shows the upcoming Mercedes E-Class Coupe testing on city streets in Germany. Little is revealed because the car in the video wears heavy camouflage but you can clearly make out its curved roof and three-door body style.
The outgoing E-Class Coupe was a ‘pillarless’ coupe meaning the windows didn’t feature a pillar between the door edge and the car’s rear. This attractive feature is almost guaranteed to return for the new model but the spy video shows testers have put a fake panel over the gap.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe latest news (updated January 2016)
The new Mercedes E-Class saloon was revealed earlier in January 2016, meaning the E-Class Coupe won’t be far behind. Previous versions of this lavish GT have tended to focus on comfort and cruising ability than outright sportiness and, while its recipe is unlikely to change much, we expect this model to be better to drive than every before.
Camouflaged photos courtesy of autoevolution show the E-Class Coupe undergoing winter testing. If you can’t wait for the new model to be revealed, check out the new Mercedes E-Class saloon to get an idea of what to expect for the Coupe. Take a look at its rivals including the BMW 6 Series and the Lexus RC.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe styling
While it’s expected to have an E-Class-inspired front end, the Coupe variant echoes the shape and styling of its C-Class Coupe and S-Class Coupe siblings thanks to the long bonnet, sloped roofline, high window line and frameless side windows. This is more than a coincidence however, since the E-Class Coupe will be using the same MRA platform as both these models.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe interior
The Coupe’s interior will be very similar to the E-Class saloon’s, too, with the large dual-screen displays and four central vents expected to be carried straight over. The saloon’s range of technology and driver assistance systems should also be made available in the Coupe. The moderately increased size compared to the current E-Class means the new model will be more accommodating for four adult passengers to sit comfortably.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe engines
The E-Class Coupe should offer the more powerful units from the E-Class saloon’s engine range with both the 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre V6 diesel units available from launch. The new nine-speed automatic gearbox will also be fitted to both engines while a new range of four-cylinder petrol engines will be added to the lineup later on.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe price
The new generation E-Class Coupe is expected to grow a little to properly rival the BMW 6 Series. This means prices are also expected to be a little more than the current generation coupe’s £38,635 entry price. Like the C-Class Coupe and S-Class Coupe, there will probably only be two trim levels on offer including an SE and sportier AMG-Line variant.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe release date
The E-Class Coupe should arrive later in 2016 after the E-Class saloon goes on sale. Whether Mercedes will continue the tradition of launching a partnering Cabriolet model alongside the coupe remains to be seen.