Even though it usually chooses not to introduce too dramatic changes for new generation vehicles, this time it’s different. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe promises to be a totally different model form everything you’ve got used to. At least the latest prototypes send those messages. In addition to the new styling, Mercedes’ core coupe will feature a completely new architecture, as well as some new options beneath the hood. As we see it, the luxury car is going to be a fantastic option, maybe the best in the segment.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe: Engine Options
Let’s go back to the new architecture. From now on, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe will rely on the same platform as the current C-Class, which is highly flexible and more rigid from today’s version. This way, the amazing coupe will be able to accommodate a range of engine options under the hood, both gasoline, and hybrids. The base model will likely use a four-cylinder mill, while the mid-range model gets a six-cylinder unit. U.S. drivers can count on mills starting from six-cylinder, while AMG department should come up with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, which will develop around 450 horsepower. No matter which engine you choose, it will come in a pair with a nine-speed transmission and all-wheel drive.
Redesign Changes and Features
Although completely covered, the camouflaged prototype is showing what’s changed. The coupe sports a totally new front end with a redesigned hood and reshaped grille, which is wider and lower. Both the headlights and taillights also feature a new design, but we are more impressed with the lights in the back because they are somehow wide and horizontal. The carmaker added wider wheel arches and narrower roof lines, so the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe might look more rugged from the predecessor.
The German car manufacturer hasn’t missed the chance to redesign the cabin. The interior isn’t quite finished, but the testing model reveals similar details as the new E-Class sedan. Moreover, we spotted some identical details such as the dual-screen design. Plus, there is a smartphone-like screen at the center console. This is basically the main part of the COMAND infotainment system.
Our trusted source claims that the completely redesigned 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe won’t be expensive than today’s model. No, the gorgeous two-door vehicle will keep the base price at around $55,500. Of course, the topping AMG model may easily double the price.