The new E-Class CoupŽ from Mercedes-Benz

2010_mercedes_benz_e_class_coupe_The new E-Class CoupŽ from Mercedes-Benz has been unveiled at a special reception at the Saar residence of German Ambassador Dr Hubert Lang.

Described as one of the ‘new generation’ of Mercedes Benz modern cars it is now available from Al Haddad Motors starting from BD35,000.

‘With its classic coupŽ side aspect, our new two-door is a particularly sporty interpretation of the E-Class’s dynamic design,’ said Dr Ulf Ausprung, general manager of Al Haddad Motors. ‘At the same time, this coupe achieves a new world’s best drag co-efficient of just 0.24 Cd, making it the world’s most aerodynamically efficient series-production car.’

The CoupŽ makes no secret of its close relationship to the recently launched new E-Class saloon. It is immediately obvious from the twin-headlamp face which features a similar rhomboid design for the lights but with a somewhat sportier, sharper treatment which its designers believe creates a more dynamic and incisive look.

In addition, the new CoupŽ offers all the technical innovations of the new E-Class that one might expect to find in a sports-oriented luxury coupŽ. These include selective damper control, drowsiness detection and preventive occupant protection. As a feature specific to the CoupŽ, the dynamic driving package allows different suspension setups at the touch of a button.

Adaptive main beam assist and an automatic emergency braking system are other features with which the new series sets standards in this vehicle segment.

The new E-Class Coupe will initially be available in two versions, the E 350 with a V6 engine producing 272 hp and a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds and the V8 engined E 500 that pushes out 388 hp and can hit 100 km/h from zero in just 5.3 seconds.

The E-Class also takes on a pioneering role with its new direct-injection petrol engines which combine efficiency with an effortless power delivery. They will be available across the Middle East as an E 250 CGI in September and in the E 200 CGI in March of 2010.

With its sporty look and feel, the cockpit design is clearly in keeping with the agile character of the new CoupŽ. The instrument cluster with five tubes for the dials and a central display has a slender look while the dials themselves are clearly laid out and have high-quality chrome surrounds as well as a silver backing for the scales.

Next to the instrument cluster is the display area for the control and display system for the radio, navigation system and other functions. The system is operated by means of a rotary and push-action controller which falls conveniently to hand in front of the asymmetrically split armrest between the front seats.

The AMG Sports package, on the other hand, clearly focuses on agility and performance potential. AMG body styling includes the unmistakable contours of the AMG front apron with large air intakes, AMG side skirts and the expressive AMG rear apron with a black insert.

High-sheen 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a 6 twin-spoke design with wide-base tyres in size 235/40 R 18 at the front and 255/35 R 18 at the rear provide further highlights.


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