2018 E-Class E 400 Coupe 4MATIC®
Sales and Leasing Representative, Vincent Santangelo takes the E 400 Coupe 4MATIC® for another segment of #TestDriveTuesday.
The all-new E-Class coupe has grown not only more elegant and sporty than ever before, it’s also grown 4.4 inches in wheelbase. And while it’s more spacious, it’s no less gracious, with elegance in every detail and every move. From its traditional grille-mounted Star to its signature wraparound LED taillamps, the timelessly modern appeal of a Mercedes-Benz coupe has grown even stronger.
Generating 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque, the 3.0L V6 combines twin turbos and numerous other advances to lower emissions and fuel consumption while increasing performance. In a single millisecond, the rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times, while the high-pressure Direct Injection precisely tunes the ultrafine fuel spray. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever “on-demand” ancillary components further boost efficiency.
With a greater range of ratios and shorter steps between gears, the new 9-speed automatic changes gears more quickly but nearly imperceptibly. Along with a more seamless delivery of power, the lighter, more versatile transmission enhances quiet riding comfort and fuel-efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the steering wheel. And drivers can vary the shift modes via the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT system.
A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car’s character with the flip of a switch. Four modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, ECO Start/Stop, climate-control efficiency and available AIR BODY CONTROL suspension. A fifth “Individual” mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for manual shifting.
A 12.3-inch high-resolution central COMAND® screen is paired with elegant analog gauges flanking a vivid color multifunction menu display. Both screens present driving systems, vehicle settings and convenience features with lifelike illustration and animations. Together with the new steering-wheel Touch Control Buttons and console touchpad, they make even the most advanced features quickly feel like second nature.
A network of LEDs can create not just a soothing ambience in the cabin, but one you can alter to suit your mood, or even create one. An incredible 64 selectable colors and adjustable brightness let the driver control the atmosphere like never before. Edge-lighting glows from beneath the “waveform” dash trim and door armrests, and from behind the instrumentation screen panel. Even the footwells and door handles are bathed in a soft glow.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany’s Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system that’s specifically tailored to the E-Class. With 13 high-quality speakers and two digital amplifiers totaling nine channels and 590 watts, the system fills the cabin with pure surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system’s output is to the most discerning ears.
All information is from Mercedes-Benz USA and is not representative of Mercedes-Benz of Edison.