The new Mercedes coupe at the launch event. Pix by Supian Ahmad
The new Mercedes coupe at the launch event. Pix by Supian Ahmad
The new Mercedes coupe at the launch event. Pix by Supian Ahmad

MERCEDES-Benz Malaysia has launched three new variants of its new E-Class coupe on Thursday, with prices starting from RM435,888.

The trio of cars are part of Mercedes’ Dream Car Collection, the marque’s most exclusive range of vehicles marketed in the country.

“The sleek and athletic design coupled with its masculine appeal and refined luxury perfectly position this vehicle as the ultimate status symbol. It is truly a masterpiece and a proud member of the Mercedes-Benz Dream Car Collection,” said Mark Raine, vice-president of sales and marketing for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

The cars were unveiled at the Metal Bees Production House in Kota Damansara .

At the lower end of the range, the E200 Coupe is powered by a four cylinder in-line engine, producing 184hp and 300Nm of torque.

With zero to 100 kph acceleration of 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 240kph, the base model retails at RM435,888 on the road, inclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but without insurance.

Further up the range, the E300 Coupe also powered by a 1991cc in-line four engine, produces 245hp and 370Nm of torque.

It accelerates to 100kph in 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 250kph. Prices start from RM499,888 to RM534,888 for the special edition Edition 1.

The new coupes are larger and more luxurious than the previous generation cars they are replacing.

With a length of 4826mm and width of 1860mm, the new car is 123mm longer and 74mm wider than its predecessor, giving passengers more rear knee room, front and rear shoulder room as well as more rear headroom.

Like the E-Class saloon, the new E-Class Coupe sports a twin display dashboard.

Two 12.3-inch displays with a resolution of 1920x720 are merged under a single lens, creating a widescreen cockpit that gives the coupe a futuristic ambience. The virtual instruments can be presented in three different styles, “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”.

The coupe also comes with the latest driving and safety aids as seen in the E-Class, including Active Brake Assist, which warns drivers of an imminent collision, supports with emergency braking, and if necessary apply the brakes. In addition to slow and stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle.