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2017-06-21 14:14

Johannesburg - Mercedes-Benz has launched its new E-Class Coupe in South Africa this week. The four-model range comprises of the E200, E220d, E300 and E400 4Matic.

Prices start from R754 500.

The coupe version of the E-Class, at 4826mm, is characterised by four frameless side-windows and the absence of a B-pillar, says the automaker. The model outstrips its predecessor in terms of length, width and height. 

Gallery: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Mercedes offers the Avantgarde equipment package as standard, however, there is an AMG Line, which adds features such as front and rear bumpers as well as side skirts and larger AMG-styled wheels. The dots in the diamond radiator grille are chrome-plated, while the brake discs on the front axle are perforated.

The interior is black with contrasting grey stitching, the seat Comfort package and an AMG leather sports steering wheel. Additional individualisation options for both lines come courtesy of the Night package with a host of design details in high-gloss black and tinted side windows.

Engines 

Initially, customers have a choice between one diesel and three petrol engines with a range of outputs from 135kW to 245kW. Further engine variants and 4Matic versions will follow.

New four-cylinder diesel engine 

With a displacement of around two litres, the new diesel engine in the E220d delivers 143kW/400Nm. All the models are equipped as standard with the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. 

The coupes' suspension is 15mm lower than on the sedan and is tuned for comfort with an amplitude-dependent damping system according to the automaker. The two-door model can be equipped with multi-chamber air suspension. 

Connected

If you specify your coupe with 'comand online', the Apple smartphone-based infotainment system CarPlay as well as Google's Android Auto is compatible.

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