Actor, leading man and crossborder star Frederick Lee drove the Mercedes-benz E 300 Coupé down to Singapore for his cover-shoot last month. The things he does for his elder brother...
For our September 2017 issue, brothers Christopher and Frederick Lee graced the cover in a cross-border special, uniting the Singapore-based and Kuala-lumpur-based actors. We wanted to conduct the photoshoot in the Lion City, so we knew that there was only one way to send Frederick there—in the brand-new Mercedes-benz E 300 Coupé, the latest member of Mercedes-benz’s Dream Cars Collection.
The luxurious, stylish and masculine E 300 Coupé perfectly complements such an iconic figure like Frederick Lee. It is designed to evoke both a dynamic spirit and a powerful essence, thanks to its reduced lines, trademark front-end aesthetics, and striking rear end. The latest iteration of the E 300 Coupé has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation’s, which creates an even more comfortable environment for all passengers. No wonder Lee felt the road trip was one of the most effortless drives of his life.
The Mercedes-benz E 300 Coupé is a majestic vehicle to behold, but it doesn’t forget that, every so often, its driver will want to experience thrilling feats of engineering. In that regard, the E 300 Coupé more than delivers: boasting 245 of horsepower and 370Nm of torque, it can go from nought to 100kmh in 6.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 250kmh—all while consuming only 6.4 litres for every 100km. It comes with Active Brake Assist and Agility control suspension as standard, while also featuring Dynamic select, which allows the driver to choose Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport +, and Individual transmission modes. In other words, for Lee’s sojourn to Singapore, he had the freedom to personalise his drive and to customise his ride down to the smallest automotive details. It made for a road trip he won’t soon forget.
Every single masterpiece in Mercedes-benz’s Dream Cars Collection will excite you and pamper you at the same time. You’ll experience adrenaline-rushing speed in the comfort of decadently luxurious leather seats. The E 300 Coupé, the latest to join this elite stable of vehicles, is no different. Configure the car to your exact specifications using the touch control buttons in the steering wheel, the touchpad in the centre console, or the Linguatronic voice control system. The E 300 Coupé also features a cutting edge infotainment system called Comand online, which allows for capacitive aerial coupling, wireless charging, and using your smartphone to become a digital vehicle key (using Near-field Communication tech). For this journey to Singapore, Lee was very impressed with the car’s Burmester surround sound system, as well as the
high-resolution Widescreen Cockpit. It told him everything he needed to know about the drive—and then some.
Very often when we go on road trips, we pay no mind to the construct enabling it. We pretty much forget about the car. In this case, however, Lee was at one with the masterfully built, expertly crafted automobile powering his journey: the Mercedes-benz E 300 Coupé. He almost seemed sad that the drive was over, and reluctant to leave it. But then, when the destination set up a reunion with his beloved elder brother, well, he could live with that.