You can talk about the uselessness of the coupe, but on the two-door Mercedes-Benz E-class necessarily turn around. You’ll be hungrily eager. To get drunk and imagine how you will take a girl out on a date.
Amazing sunset. Beauties in fashionable dresses flit along the shore with their companions. The other pairs after the walk are basking, sipping cool cocktails. Light relaxing melodies are heard from the lounge. In time, on the waves, luxurious yachts sway, along which the rays of the outgoing sun are shining. Overland “floats away” into the cooling distance of the E-Class Coupe.
The pacification …
In this picture he is his own. A must-have element of a glamorous and carefree image. As part of the puzzle piece that makes up the sentence “I love life”. Feel differently inside the E-class compartment is impossible – in this environment of expensive leather and wood. Huge digital displays with a classy picture are connected in a whole “home theater”. From the speakers of the Burmester audio system, classical motifs flow as cleanly as possible. All perfectly. Stably excellent. And to talk about seats in an expensive Mercedes, especially in a compartment, is as useless as reading out a poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center on confidence in the Russian president. Everyone admires. With such form, lateral support and fine tuning, you can accidentally fall asleep in a home cosiness at a long traffic light. And, in fact, it will soon be so.
Because, like all the best “Mercedes”, “yeshka” in the body of the coupe can drive abruptly itself. Follows the layout, “glued” to the car in front and keeps the speed. From Moscow to Zvenigorod, she reached, count, herself. With lazy supporting the steering wheel (otherwise no way), I fully trust the adaptive cruise of the car and get a chance to enjoy communication with a chic girl in the passenger seat. Nothing will prevent the meeting!
Here, almost everything can be done with laziness, peacefully calm. To reach for a seat belt, gymnastically throwing a hand behind a back, it is not necessary – there is an electric submariner. Even the menu items on the digital gadget control the subtle strokes of the touch buttons on the steering wheel. Actually, like in a sedan. The only thing that forces the Mercedes to make efforts – and here the E-class coupe is no exception – is a multimedia system that lacks the logic and ease of navigation.
… and a little excitement
The automatic machine of our 333-strong E400 as if catches shades of mood, intangible climbing up to nine steps. I set up a comfortable driving mode, so that nothing, as it should be in a compartment from the Mercedes, does not spoil the romantic atmosphere.
However, the meeting never fails to add a spark, and, fortunately, it is our all-wheel drive E400 with a “six” under the hood can. A more obedient pedal in the “sport” provokes a solid excess – with this engine to “hundreds” yawn will not have time. Changing efforts on the steering wheel with an increase in speed add to the already persistent confidence in the accuracy of all actions and urge to turn the compartment into a turn more quickly. In which case the all-wheel drive 4MATIC will make itself felt and will not leave one on one with the laws of physics. And peregazovochki! Overshooting! To make an impression – definitely enough. At least, I did it quickly. Could I also gamble on the 184-horsepower E200? Hardly.
The surprisingly E-Class Coupe is also sociable. On the way, we can pick up friends and go on a double date. Even if your lucky couple with model parameters is tall and long-legged. It is checked that with growth up to 190 cm from the rear you can sit. And do not even writhe in torment, spoiling the hair. There is no middle stand in the current generation, which is also a plus, and the rear windows are completely lowered, except for small triangles.
Idyll – full. And every time I catch myself thinking that nothing bad can be said about the E-Coupe. How was it … I had to miss a couple of seemingly small joints and barely noticeable irregularities, as I immediately hear a question from the girl: “Why so tough?” The car here, in general, and not entirely to blame. It’s about choosing 20-inch wheels with low-profile tires. True, with any choice of “shoes” the air suspension in “comfort” should not so react to the coating.
If you consider the E-class coupe as a stylish city car for every day – great, but think about the wheels. As a component of the chic promenade in the center of the capital – super anyway, especially E400. And the romantic atmosphere will create, and the share of excitement will add.
Specifications of Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Dimensions (length / width / height), cm
482.6 / 186.0 / 143.8
The equipped weight, kg
Luggage space, l
V6, turbocharged, 2996 cm³
Power, l. from. / rev / min.
333 / 5200-6000
Torque, Nm / rev / min.
480 / 1600-4000
Acceleration to 100 km / h, with
Maximum speed, km / h
Combined fuel consumption, l / 100 km