2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its brand new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe prior to its 2009 Geneva Motor Show debut. The new E-Class Coupe replaces the CLK, finally killing off Mercedes-Benz’s confusing naming techniques.

Design wise, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe keeps most of its 2010 E-Class Sedan look that was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show last month. Continuing its classic coupe side aspect from the CLK, the E-Class Coupe has no B-pillar for fully retractable side windows.

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be available in will be available in five different trim levels for the European market. Kicking off the diesel lineup will be a base 4-cylinder E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe that produces a total of 204-hp and return a fuel economy of 44.3 mpg (note: all fuel-economy figures have been converted from km/l to U.S. miles per gallon). The V6 E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe diesel will make 231-hp with fuel economy coming in at an estimated 35 mpg.

Mercedes-Benz has also introduce two new BlueEFFICIENCY petrol engine will direct-injection technology. The base-level 4-cylinder E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe produces 204-hp and is mated to a 5-speed automatic as standard. It returns an estimated 34 mpg. The V6 E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe makes a total of 292-hp and returns a fuel-economy of 28 mpg. For those still in love with power over efficiency, the E 500 Coupe carries a heart-pounding V8, pumping out 388-hp with a maximum torque of 391 lb-ft. Fuel-economy is estimated at a combined 22 mpg.

The U.S. will most likely get the V6 E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe and the E 500 Coupe at launch. Diesel option could follow. U.S. pricing and availability details will be revealed closer to launch or at the 2009 New York Auto Show in April. The European market can begin ordering the new E-Class coupe on Feb. 19 - pricing details are posted at the bottom of the press release.


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