The critics have spoken on the all new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coup: It’s a beauty of a machine, smooth in style and sleek in its approach. Our Mercedes technicians couldn’t agree more. The new release updates its styling, offers more room for passengers, and introduces new connectivity technologies. That’s definitely good news for BMW owners.
How does the styling differ?
“Compared with the previous E-Class Coupe, the new generation is softer with more rounded corners and fewer sharp creases to the metal,” the Boston Globe’s Nicole Wakelin observes in her review. “Rather than creating a milder impression, it makes for a stronger one.”
The new E-Class Coupe is 4.8 inches longer, 2.9 inches wider, and 1.5 inches taller. And increase size means more comfy passenger space.
“Stand back and give it a good look, and those larger dimensions make for a more standout design,” Wakelin points out. “Inside, there’s more room for all four passengers with the largest benefit going to rear passengers who have more headroom, which can be lacking in a coupe. This coupe is genuinely roomy enough for four adults. The rear seats are downright spacious and nearly as comfortable as what you’ll find up front.”
Next Gen Technology
The car also feature seamless tech integration thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Navigation and mbrace Concierge Service are also available, making it simple to do everything from locate nearby restaurants and make reservations to sending detailed directions right to the console.
That much tech can sometimes be overwhelming, but not for this Mercedes.
“The ability to arrange the screens to suits your liking makes sure nothing you want to see is hidden in the menu system,” Wakelin clarifies. “You also have a choice of steering-wheel buttons, dashboard buttons, or a touchpad with controller in the center console for navigating the screen. No matter your personal preference, there are intuitive, easily reached controls available for driver and passenger.”
Overall, the Boston Globe described the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe as a piece of luxury “synonymous with the brand combined with spirited performance.” Mercedes brakes are great and reliable, as is its steering and GPS capabilities.
We’re not surprised. Coming from Mercedes, we’d expect this release to live up to the Mercedes name and reputation.