- Two-door, four-seater coupe arriving in April 2017
- Three engines on offer, but sporty AMG Line trim only
- Diesel engine the cleanest and also the cheapest
There are numerous sensible reasons for choosing a Mercedes-Benz E-Class as a company car, but if you seek a more stylish alternative, the four-seater Coupe is now available to order, with initial deliveries in April 2017.
The design largely follows its predecessor with a rakish roofline and pillarless windows, except now the Coupe wears the saloon’s updated design up front, with sleeker lights at the rear.
Cheapest model also the cleanest
Company car drivers are likely to be most interested in the cheapest model, the £40,135 E 220 d. Powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 194hp and 400Nm of torque, 0-62mph takes a brisk 7.4 seconds.
CO2 output is rated at 119g/km, equating to a BIK tax band of 25% in the 2017/18 tax year and a monthly figure of £167 per month for a 20% tax payer. Official fuel consumption is claimed to average 61.4mpg.
There will also be two petrol-powered options available: the 2.0-litre turbocharged E 300, which will emit 160g/km of CO2 and cost £41,025, while the E400 with its 3.0-litre V6 will emit 189g/km and cost £50,775. Since company car tax rates are calculated on the amount of CO2 produced, the higher output of the E300 will attract a monthly tax of £212 per month thanks to its 31% BIK tax band. The E 400 sitting in its 36% BIK tax band will cost £305 per month.
Choose any trim level you want, as long as it’s AMG Line
With only one trim level available, choosing a model will be simple. All models will come with:
- 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
- LED head- and tail lights
- Park Assist, parking sensors and rear-view camera
- 8.4-inch media screen and Garmin sat-nav
- Split-folding rear seats
- Leather upholstery and heated front seats
Option packs available include:
- Premium: Memory functions on electric front seats and wing mirrors, keyless entry and panoramic glass roof
- Premium Plus: Adaptive LED headlights and Burmester surround sound audio upgrade
- Lane Tracking: a combination of blind spot assist and lane-keeping assist
- Driving Assistance: Combining lane keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control
Individual options such as air suspension and a larger 12.3-inch infotainment system are available, as well as the ability to park the car remotely via a smartphone.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the full Parkers Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe review later in 2017.