2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe removes two doors and comes to Detroit

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Another world premiere for Mercedes-Benz in Detroit was the unveil of the E-Class Coupe. The luxury two-door cruiser runs on an all-new architecture and electronics …

Another world premiere for Mercedes-Benz in Detroit was the unveil of the E-Class Coupe. The luxury two-door cruiser runs on an all-new architecture and electronics that it borrows largely from the E-class sedan. The 2018 model is 4.8 inches longer than its predecessor.

Compared to the previous generation, the shape has improved as the A-pillar flows backward, and the lack of a B-pillar creates a beautiful teardrop of side glass. A large glass panel in the roof gives that feeling of open space.

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At the rear, horizontal LED taillights provide visual width that makes the model appear planted to the road. The hood is long and low, leading to a sharply raked windshield, frameless side mirrors and a very short rear deck.

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Inside, the E-Class Coupe features a luxurious, driver-focused cabin with beautiful materials. Like the sedan, a wide display runs from in front of the driver to the center to the dashboard. 

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In the United States and Canada, Mercedes will only offer the coupe as the E400 with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The 3.0-liter biturbo V6 produces 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, and it’s paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Mercedes claims the two-door can get to 60 miles per hour in as little as 5.2 seconds.

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Options include an adjustable air suspension, LED adaptive headlights, and the ability hold itself in a lane and follow behind another car at speeds up to 130 miles per hour.

The E400 Coupe will go on sale in the U.S. in the summer of 2017.

[Photos: John Hietter @jhietter]

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