2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe on sale in Australia from $96,000

Brett Davis

The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is being introduced in Australia soon, bringing a sleek new design for the luxury sports car.

Mercedes unveiled the new model late last year, blending in the latest E-Class front end design with a new elegant rear end and unique twin side window treatment for the rear doors.

Three main variant lines are to be offered in Australia, spanning from the E 220 d, the E 300, and the flagship E 400 4Matic. The E 400 is the only variant equipped with all-wheel drive while the others stick with rear drive.

For the 220 d there’s a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 143kW and 400Nm. This is sent through a nine-speed automatic, providing a 0-100km/h time of 7.4 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at just 4.9L/100km.

Stepping up to the E 300 gets you a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder generating 180kW and 370Nm, also sent through a nine-speed. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 6.4 seconds, with the official fuel economy rated at 7.0L/100km.

The flagship comes with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 developing 245kW and 480Nm, sent through a nine-speed. As you would expect, acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a brisk 5.3 seconds.

All variants come with a suite of technologies and luxury features, including Parktronic parking assist, a Command Online infotainment system, leather, AMG Line bodykit package, with the E 300 adding Air Body Control air suspension, and the E 400 adding Air-Balance interior filtering.

The new model arrives in Australia from June. Prices start from the following (excluding on-roads):

2017 Mercedes-Benz E 220 d – $96,000
2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 – $110,900
2017 Mercedes-Benz E 400 4Matic – $145,900

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