A car’s looks are a subjective matter, but few would argue Mercedes’ saloons aren’t sleek and interesting to behold. Its coupé versions are often even better, and we’d wager the Mercedes E-Class Coupé is one of its best designs yet.
But the term coupé is used loosely among carmakers these days, with more and more four-door models creeping onto the market. The E-Class Coupé, though, is strictly that, with two doors the only option, and seating for four - at a push.
Three engine options are initially available in the UK: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel 220 d, a turbocharged 2.0 four-cylinder petrol 300 and turbocharged 3.0 V6 petrol 400 4MATIC, the latter getting all-wheel drive as standard. A nine-speed automatic gearbox is also standard across the range, while just the one trim level is on offer - AMG Line. A six-cylinder diesel and performance AMG versions will follow later.
It goes on sale somewhat distanced from its rivals, because cars such as the Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series cost considerably more to buy, while the Audi A5 Coupé and BMW 4 Series are smaller and much cheaper propositions. Read on to see if it’s worth considering.