Mercedes Benz first launched an elegant cabriolet in 1991 and in 1993 renamed it the E-Class. Now in 2021 MB have taken the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet and
added a healthy load of facelifts in most areas of the model including technology, driving assist, infotainment and engine efficiency. In South Africa two models will initially be available at launch. Firstly the 2.0 litre four-cylinder E-200 delivering 145 kW and 320 Nm of torque achieving 0-100 km/ hr in 7.5 seconds. Secondly the E-300 with the same engine but adjusted to deliver 190 kW and 370 Nm and a faster 6.4 seconds to cover 0-100 km/hr.
A bold new A-shape designed diamond radiator grille at the front and completely redesigned inner workings of the two-piece taillights featuring LED technology at the rear. Inside the new look trim options include open-pore grey ash wood and aluminium with light carbon-fibre grain enhancing the interior style with sporty luxury. Intelligent steering wheel available in leather or a super sport variant. The latest generation MBUX (Mercedes Benz User Experience) multimedia system comes standard with two large 10.25-inch/26 cm high resolution screens, arranged side by side for a sublime widescreen look.
High tech driver assistance systems are also introduced to the E-Class including hands off detection which detects if the driver has not had his hands on the steering wheel for a certain time and applies the Brake Assist if the driver continues to be inactive. The system will also brake for stationary vehicles and
crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds to prevent collisions. To protect the vehicle against crime, Urban Guard Vehicle Protection is utilised to monitor the vehicle when parked. Anti-theft alarm system, tow away protection with visual and audible warning in the case of a detected change in position.
To further enhance the E-Class offer in South Africa Mercedes Benz has also unleashed its new E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe and Cab AMG delivering increased
performance, edgier style and cutting-edge technology. The AMG stands out from its non-AMG siblings with a characteristic twelve louvre grille. From the side new 19-inch light-alloy wheels with 5-spoke eye catching design. 20-inch alloys are available as an option with 5-twin-spoke design. A further option is the AMG Night Package including outside mirror housing, window frames plus trim elements in the front and rear apron styles in high gloss.
Under the bonnet the electrified 3.0-litre engine with twin turbocharging via an exhaust gas turbocharger and electric additional compressor generates an output
of 320 kW and 520 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/hr sprint time in 4.4 seconds for the coupe and 4.6 seconds for the cab and top speed governed to 250 km/hr. The engine is coupled with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission with impressive short shift times. It also features all wheel drive which combines optimal traction with high level driving safety in all conditions, dry, wet or slippery surfaces. With five Dynamic Select drive programs – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual can change the performance from comfortable to very sporty at the touch of a finger.
E-200 145kW /0-100 km/hr 7.5 seconds/top speed 237 km/hr: R1 036 000
E-300 190kW /0-100 km/hr 6.4 seconds/top speed 250 km/hr: R1 131 000
E-200 145kW /0-100 km/hr 7.8 seconds/top speed 234 km/hr: R1 164 000
E-300 190kW /0-100 km/hr 6.6 seconds/top speed 250 km/hr: R1 268 000
AMG Coupe E-53 4MATIC+ 320kW/0-100 km/hr 4.4 seconds/top speed 250 km/hr: R1 618 000
AMG Cabriolet E-53 4MATIC+
320kW/0-100 km/hr 4.6 seconds/top speed 250 km/hr: R1 756 000