Mercedes-Benz has introduced the updated E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet and AMG E 53 in Singapore; prices start from S$309,888 with COE for the E 200 Coupe
Following on from the launch of the facelifted E-Class saloon in Singapore last month, Mercedes-Benz has now brought in the updated versions of the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet, along with the high performance Mercedes-AMG E 53 saloon.
Prices start at S$309,888, inclusive of COE, for the E 200 Coupe. If you want a bit of sunshine however, the E 200 Cabriolet is going for S$326,888 with COE. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-AMG E 53 saloon is retailing at S$425,888 including COE.
Unlike the saloon, the styling updates to the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet’s are somewhat more subtle. They’re mostly restricted to the redesigned front end, with a larger grille and new LED headlights. Most notably, the saloon’s new slim taillight design are absent here, with both the Coupe and Cabriolet using their own variation that’s basically carried over from before.
The AMG E 53 though gets more substantial styling additions to help accentuate its sporty stance, and these include an AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical slats and high-gloss chrome strip, as well as a redesigned rear apron that incorporates a diffuser and silver chrome trim strip.
The interior updates are somewhat more noticeable, and includes the upgraded MBUX multimedia system that incorporates the dual 12.3-inch widescreen displays, as well as the “Hey Mercedes” voice activation functionality. There’s also the same steering wheel from the E-Class saloon that includes new capacitive touch button controls, with the one in the AMG E 53 using a unique AMG-specific design that’s wrapped in Nappa leather.
For now, the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are only available with one engine choice, in the form of the E 200. Like the saloon, the 2.0-litre engine in both models produce 197hp and 320Nm of torque, and is hooked up to a nine-speed automatic transmission. 0-100km/h times come in at 7.5 seconds for the E 200 Coupe, and 7.8 seconds for the E 200 Cabriolet.
The AMG E 53 meanwhile features a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six engine that develops 435hp and 520Nm of torque, and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, resulting in a 0-100km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds. The powertrain is also a mild hybrid one, and incorporates an electric EQ Boost starter-alternator that provides an additional 21hp and 250Nm of additional power and torque while also supplying the 48 V on-board electrical system.
Like the regular E-Class, the new models come with the latest generation of driving assistance technologies. These include Active Brake Assist, which can intervene and brake the car automatically if it senses an impending collision and no input from the driver. There’s also Active Parking Assist and a 360-degree camera that can help with parking the vehicle.
The E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are the first out of several models that Mercedes-Benz will launch in 2021, as the brand attempts to solidify its position as the top-selling luxury brand in Singapore. Key models that will debut over the course of the year include a new C-Class, new S-Class, and its first full-electric models, the EQA and EQC. Other highlights include facelifted versions of the CLS and AMG GT 4-Door, as well as ultra luxury Maybach S-Class and GLS models.