The ever-expanding mid-size Mercedes-Benz range is about to grow with the German premium giant taking the wraps off its E-Class coupe (above). The two-door, four-seat hardtop will join the E-Class sedan and is expected to be joined by a convertible in 2018-19.
It will adopt the powertrain choices from the E-Class sedan, with its three-chamber air suspension system, part-autonomous driving technology, widescreen cockpit layout and smartphone integration.
It is a longer, wider car, with more interior space than its predecessor.
Benz claims most of the gains in wheelbase and height have been given over to the rear-seat occupants. It insists full-size adults can sit comfortably in the rear for long periods thanks to a 74mm increase in legroom and a 15mm jump in headroom.
It will launch internationally with three petrol engines and a single diesel, giving it a power range from 135kW to 245kW, though a thicker soup of engines will follow, as will all-wheel drive versions. Local models are yet to be confirmed and we expect an AMG version to be on its way too. – Mark Smyth