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Mercedes-Benz E350/E550 Coupe Overview

Rather than starting with a concept, Mercedes is blasting straight into the market with the production E-Class coupe which is set make its debut alongside the redesigned E-Class sedan at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next month. After its North American debut at the New York auto show in April, it will go on sale in the U.S. in June of this year. Starting in the front, the E-Class coupe will stand out with mercedes e-class accessories like its own grille, featuring fewer, beefier horizontal bars. Gone is the tri-star Mercedes-Benz hood ornament, replaced with a massive tri-star logo in the center of the grille. Down below, the radiator opening in the lower fascia has been slightly revised and is narrower and helps the front end look a bit more aggressive. Around the sides, two new sets of wheels are shown, including a five-spoke and a split six-spoke design.

Mercedes-Benz E350/E550 Coupe Features

MECHANICAL

  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 7-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: driver-adaptive shifting, Touch Shift
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Strut front suspension & 5-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust

EXTERIOR

  • 17" split 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 17" x 7.5" front & 17" x 8.5" rear
  • P235/45R17 front & P255/40R17 rear all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof -inc: sunshade, 1-touch express open/close, sunroof memory
  • Variable-focus halogen headlamps w/projector low beams
  • Selectable light-sensing headlamps
  • Front halogen foglamps
  • Single red rear foglamp
  • Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: mirror memory, auto-dimming driver mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated windshield washer reservoir

INTERIOR

  • Leather seat trim
  • 10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: 3-position seat memory, adjustable lumbar support, pwr active head restraints
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable easy-exit feature
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio & multi-function display controls
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, digital speedometer, oil-level check, audio status, reminder & malfunction indicator, driver-programmable settings, trip meter
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, quartz clock, electronic bar-graph fuel & coolant temp
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express down & up
  • Pwr door locks w/drive away locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, humidity & dew point sensors
  • Electrically heated rear window w/auto shut-off
  • Burl walnut wood interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Illuminated entry system w/locator lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • Cargo area & cabin 12V pwr outlets

SAFETY

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override
  • Front dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature
  • Front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Attention Assist drowsiness monitor
  • PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system
  • All-position 3-point seat belts
  • Front seat belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter
  • Rear seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment
  • Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency interior trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Mercedes-Benz E350/E550 Coupe Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification Mid-Size
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/3.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3683
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Agility Control
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Agility Control Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x 1.3
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9
TIRES
Front Tire Size P235/45R17
Rear Tire Size P255/40R17
Spare Tire Size Compact
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
STEERING
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 106.9
Length, Overall (in) 185.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 55.0
Tread Width, Front (in) 60.5
Tread Width, Rear (in) 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft3) 15.9
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft3) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 35.8
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -