With Mercedes-benz rolling out another model in its impressive E-class range, again the question arises: should you bother with an S-class?
MERCEDES-BENZ has an impressively long heritage of E-class Coupé models and it was one it was proud to show off to the visiting contingent of motoring press at the global launch of its newest version. Parked outside our hotel on arrival was a full array of its midsize-coupé lineage, spanning from the W114, W123 and W124 to the more recent CLKS, all illustrating the metamorphosis this range of Benz models has undergone over the past five decades. The most recent addition follows the latest W213 E-class sedan and the local Coupé range will include the E220d 4Matic, E300 and this top-of-the-range E400 4Matic.
The new E-class Coupé offers all the technology of its sedan sibling, plus some new bits of wizardry. The Magic Vision Control windscreen washing system is one such example, having made its debut in the SL. Instead of spraying the windows with water from fixed points, the liquid is warmed up and sprayed a centimetre in front of the window wipers when you activate the cleaning function on the column stalk. This eradicates any chance of overspray.
Yes, it is a nice-to-have piece of tech, but it’s from behind the wheel that you begin to wonder if you really need that more