Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • E-Class underpinnings means five-star NCAP rating
  • There’s a wide range of standard safety equipment
  • Further safety kit and driver assistance tech an option

Mercedes E-Class Coupe: will my Isofix child seats fit?

The E-Class Saloon achieves a maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating, which the safety experts say is applicable to all E-Class variants.

Passive safety features deployed in the event of an accident include seven airbags (driver and passenger airbags and side airbags; driver’s knee bag; window bags), and an active bonnet which automatically raises when it detects a pedestrian impact, helping to separate the pedestrian from the solid engine and suspension components beneath.

If a crash is deemed likely, Pre-Safe tightens seatbelts, adjusts the seats (if electrically powered) to the optimum position, and quickly closes the sunroof and side windows.

Active safety features (ie those that prevent an accident in the first place) include Active Brake Assist, which warns the driver if a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian is deemed likely and can apply full braking force if the driver doesn’t react.

It can bleep rather a lot during spirited driving, but did not actually apply braking force during our test drive. Attention Assist, meanwhile, warns the driver should it detect driver fatigue.

Optional driver-assistance packages include:

  • Lane Tracking Package: includes Blind Spot Assist (triggers a visual warning in the wing mirror should a car appear in the blindspot, and an audible warning if the driver indicates) and Active Lane-Keeping Assist, which warns a driver who is wandering out of the lane without indication, and helps to keep the vehicle between the white lines.
  • Driving Assistant Package: adds to the Lane Tracking Package with Drive Pilot (essentially adaptive cruise control that can bring the car to a complete stop in traffic and move off again, and can steer for the driver for short periods), Evasive Steering Assist (helps the driver in making the correct steering inputs while bringing the vehicle under control after swerving to avoid an impact) and Pre-Safe Plus, which warns following traffic and locks the brakes immediately before a rear-end impact.
  • Genuine space for four
  • Boot is big, too
  • Not exactly a family car, though

Mercedes E-Class Coupe: will my family fit?

Unlike its previous E-Class Coupe, which was based on smaller C-Class underpinnings, the latest E-Class Coupe uses the E-Class Saloon chassis as its basis.

That explains the significant gain in dimensions, with the length increased by 123mm to 4,826mm, the width by 74mm to 1,860mm and the height by 33mm to 1,430mm. This all means there’s more space for people and their things inside, but it also means it’s a big car to manoeuvre.

Mercedes E-Class Coupe: will it fit in my garage?

There’s no escaping the coupe’s big dimensions – it’s not one for threading down tight lanes and nipping into compact parking spots in an underground car park.

However, with plenty of glass all-round and the availability of all-round cameras and sensors, it’s surprisingly easy to manoeuvre with a bit of help from some 21st-century tech.

Mercedes E-Class Coupe: will my luggage fit?

With 425 litres of space, the boot in the E-Class Coupe is surprisingly practical, although if you’ve got four full-sized adults on board for a weekend away, you may still need to pack fairly light.

Still, an electric tailgate helps ease the pain of closing it yourself once you’ve lifted the items into the boot.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
AMG optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
AMG Line optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

AMG Line Night Edition equipment

AMG Line Night Edition standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Partial leather seat trim
AMG Line Night Edition optional equipment
None available