At its initial launch the new car will be available with one diesel and three petrol variants which is almost the opposite of the E Class saloon. For now though there are only details of the diesel powertrain which is the E220d. It is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit which provides 191bhp and 400Nm of torque which enables it to accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds and can do a top speed of 150mph. Fuel economy based on that engine is good, with it claiming to achieve 71mpg on the combined cycle, emitting 106g/km of CO2 emissions, which to put into perspective is less than a Ford Fiesta. As well as that there is expected to be an E300 engine producing 240bhp and 370Nm of torque, accelerating from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds and topping out at 155mph. This one isn't so economical but we expected that. It can achieve 44mpg and CO2 emissions of 147g/km. For the show-stopping E400 4Matic which is a 3.0-litre V6 we'll see some much more meaty performance stats. It will produce 328bhp, 480Nm of torque and using its 4-wheel drive this enormous petrol engine will kick off 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds and is actually limited to 155mph. Cue the tuners. This engine will apparently achieve 35mpg and 183g/km of CO2 emissions.
Later on we're expecting even greater things. An 'AMG-lite' E43 is to follow with an impressive 396bhp and a huge amount of torque, which will then be out-matched by the monstrous E63 AMG Coupe, providing a ridiculous 604bhp with its roaring V8.
All of these models arrive with Mercedes brilliantly engineered 9-speed automatic gearbox and the suspension has been revised with it set 15mm lower than the saloon version and boasts a more comfort-focused setting, but it does have Dynamic Boy Control with 3 settings, so you can customise your E Class. The body of the car is also different from that of its predecessor, with it being taller and wider than before, even though it's actually lower. The body of the car is 127mm longer and 74mm wider to be exact with a lower roofline it's even 32mm higher and its wheelbase has been extended by 113mm. This gives your passengers much more legroom - 74 extra millimetres of it - which improves leg, shoulder and head space considerably. The car also boasts a wider track of 67mm at the front and an additional 68mm at the rear meaning improved handling, placement of the car and agility. Inside is much the same as the saloon model with the optional 12.3mm double width screens making a fashion statement with the 'floating' effect infotainment system.
The AMG-Line variants will offer larger wheels, a more exaggerated body kit, sportier cabin accents like carbon fibre trims and a new-style steering wheel. As well as that it carries all of the safety, driving assistance and convenience tech that you'll find in the E Class Saloon, so expect some well thought-out, plane-style gadgets and clever inclusions. Keep up to date with the release of the 2017 E Class Coupe as it happens by following this blog. Nearer the time of release we are expecting specifications on powertrains, interior tech and options lists, so keep an eye out for updates.
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