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

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.

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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

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.