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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe & Cabrio prices announced

Mercedes-Benz is introducing the elegant new E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet variants in Australia, ranging from the turbo E 200 to the new range-topping bi-turbo E 400 six cylinder.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe-red

Following the industry trends, the new E 200 is propelled by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque. The engine consumes an average of 6.0L/100km in the coupe and 6.5L/100km in the cabrio.

Stepping up into the E 250, it comes with a similar engine producing 155kW of power. A turbo-diesel version is also on offer, called the E 250 CDI, boasting a torque figure of 500Nm. The diesel also offers exceptional fuel economy, with an average consumption of 4.7L/100km.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet rear

For us performance enthusiasts, Mercedes-Benz has come up with the E 400 flagship. It comes with a cracking new bi-turbo six-cylinder engine producing 245kW of power and 480Nm of torque. In the coupe, 0-100km/h comes up in an extremely brisk 5.2 seconds, and 5.3 seconds in the cabrio.

In terms of standard equipment, all variants come with 19-inch alloy wheels to compliment the sporty two-door looks, LED lighting, Active Park Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS cruise control with steering assist, as well as Mercedes-Benz’s AIRSCARF neck heating system in the cabrio.

The new models will arrive during July, with prices starting at the following (excluding on-road costs):

Coupe models:
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 200 – $79,900
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 250 – $96,400
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI – $98,900
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 400 – $128,900

Cabriolet models:
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 200 – $88,900
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 250 – $106,400
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 400 – $142,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.