Next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabrio will get AMG versions

Article by Christian A., on May 24, 2013

In a recent interview with PistonHeads, Mercedes-Benz product manager Gerd Junginger admitted that it was a mistake not to build an AMG version of the E-Class Coupe and Convertible. According to Junginger, this decision was made seven years ago when AMG has a different strategy. Now, Mercedes-Benz offers an AMG version in almost all the range.

Mercedes-Benz has no rival for the Audi RS5 and the upcoming Bmw M4. The current E-Class Coupe is the perfect car to be an AMG, according to Junginger as it almost looks like an AMG version as it is now. Moreover, Junginger also said that it was too late to change the decision but next time, Mercedes-Benz will not make same mistake.

Thank God! Still, if you want a V8-powered coupe, you should choose the recently launched C63 AMG Edition 507. This model uses the 6.3-liter V8 engine delivering 507 hp, 50 hp more than the standard C63 AMG. Using this engine the vehicle sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 174 mph or 280 km/h. [source: PistonHeads]

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have now been completely revised, following the tracks of its Saloon and Estate siblings.

For instance, both the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet could now be powered by dynamic yet efficient BlueDIRECT four-cylinder engines that make use of advanced injection technology. In addition, the new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet now feature the so-called "Intelligent drive" assistance systems that were developed to help prevent or avert accidents on the road. For instance, these systems include Active Lane Keeping Assist and anti-glare high-beam headlamps as well as features that could prevent collisions with crossing vehicles or pedestrians.

Moreover, the looks of the new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are now directly influenced by the new Mercedes-Benz design language while boasting of exclusive luxurious equipment and features.

Both the new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are considered as the most appealing vehicles in the upper spectrum of the mid-class segment. Both E-Class models deliver superb driving enjoyment by harmoniously fusing intelligent yet efficient technology and luxurious comfort equipment. These are the very same reasons why both the Coupe and Cabriolet are considered as the highlights of Mercedes’ E-Class family. Both models come with fresh design elements both inside and out and are loaded with new groundbreaking technologies.

Joachim Schmidt, member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars and responsible for Sales and Marketing, described both the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet in three words: captivating, athletic and passionate. He added that since the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet are provided with the most intelligent technology so far, they could be regarded as true dream cars.

The facelifted iteration of the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet now comes with enhanced design, thanks to a number of visual tweaks implemented on their front end. This way, Mercedes is able to consistently apply its new design language while reinterpreting its traditional design values.

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