Raising eyebrows with stylish Mercedes E-Class Coupe
2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel (194hp, 400Nm) Emissions: 119g/km (€200 per year) Rivals: Audi A5 Coupe, BMW 4 Series Coupe, Lexus RC cause of the vast number of options and settings that are accessible. For example, there are 64 ambient light colours to choose from. But the switchgear is top-notch and everything you touch is well-made and damped.
I particularly like the little touch-sensitive thumbpads integrated into each side spoke of the chunky steering wheel, allowing you to flick and click through the various menus with ease. Likewise, the ‘Comand’ [sic] controller in the centre console that is also touch-sensitive.
But topping it all for incalculable pleasure is the design of the circular air vents. They look great and their operation i s deliciously tactile too. You’ll adjust them just for the sake of it at times.
But the E- Class Coupe doesn’t compromise on everything else in its pursuit to be gorgeous to look at and use. The interior is actually quite roomy — and very comfortable. The rear, while not ideal for child seats because of shapely sculpting ( what parent of young children in their right minds would buy a coupe?), is perfectly spacious and comfortable enough for two average-
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe,which is remarkably affordable to run, a stunning piece of engineering which many will feel is a bargain at €72,000.