by Aiden Eksteen
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe occupies a class of its own as neither BMW or Audi offer coupes that are comparable in performance or price, which is odd considering the success of the E-Class Sedan and its competing opponents - the 5 Series and the A6. The sporty 2-door coupe is the ideal vehicle for anybody that admires the E-Class line but wants something a little more novel and exclusive in general. Mercedes puts forward the E-Class Coupe with a brand new powertrain comprising a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine and EQ Boost system that, combined, produce up to 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The engine is an absolute beaut, providing plenty of oomph and impressive fuel economy returns, too. The 2021 E-Class Coupe's fun and poised drive is matched by its serene and refined ride quality. It boasts a first-rate and contemporary cabin brimming with features and tech. Some, however, may find the steering wheel controls to be fussy and the options really pricey.
Mercedes' mid-life facelift for the entire E-Class range was quite comprehensive. For the E450 Coupe reviewed here, a new 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged engine has been introduced. Enhanced by an EQ Boost system, it produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. You can spot the latest E-Class Coupe by its revised exterior design that includes new headlights and taillights. In the cabin, there is a new steering wheel with touch control buttons linked to the MBUX infotainment system and dual 12.3-inch displays. More advanced MBUX technologies include navigation with augmented video. Finally, Mercedes has updated the color palette, wheel choices, and upholstery options.
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The E-Class Coupe has always been a phenomenal car with droves of American business professionals favoring it over other premium contemporaries for its distinct, sauve design, dynamic drive characteristics, and exquisite, high-tech interior. The improvements Mercedes applied to the coupe this year has only made it better; it's fast, refined, and really efficient, too thanks to the 48-volt EQ Boost system. It's not the sportiest of coupes but it's still a blast to push to its limits and hoon around bends, and when you're not, it remains compliant and utterly refined on the road. The cabin is a wonderfully luxurious space and a technological marvel with all the digital screens and fanciful appointments. The MBUX system is advanced but the system's controls are quite a feat to figure out. Nevertheless, the E-Class Coupe is ideal for the business professional and family head, with the NHTSA and the IIHS awarding the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class an A-grade review for its crashworthiness and safety overall.
All-in-all, the E-Class Coupe is not the most exhilarating sports car or the most pragmatic daily, but it is a unique and beautiful companion to any professional aiming to impress.
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