Daimler unveiled today first official pictures its all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The new Coupe will replace a current CLK. The new E-Class Coupe will arrive to European showrooms in May 2009 and later to other international markets.
The quad-headlamp arrangement, the dramatic styling of the three-part side windows and the absence of B-pillars combined with the sleeker roofline and the heavily shouldered rear wheel-arches, result in a design that looks far more unique and stylish than the model it replaces.
Mercedes will offer two diesel and three gasoline engines on the E-Class Coupe. The German automaker supports that all version feature low fuel consumption not only because of the new engines, but also due to a number of practical measures which include on-demand activation of the steering and fuel pumps, the use of low rolling resistance tires and an alternator control system which takes account of the current driving situation and the vehicle’s electrical power requirements.
The diesel line-up includes a 204HP twin-turbocharged 2.2-litre unit in the E250 CDi that consumes a combined average of 5.3 lt /100km (44.3mpg US) with CO2 emissions of just 139 grams per km. There’s also an updated version of the 3.0-liter V6 in the E350 CDi with 231HP that consumes 6.8-liters per 100 km (34.6mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 179 gr/km.
The gasoline range comprises of a 204HP 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the E250 CGi, a 3.5-liter V6 with a 292HP in the E350 CGI and a 5.5-liter V8 with 388HP for the range-topping E500.