Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Regional Forums > Featured Cars

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-19-2009, 10:40 AM
Bill Wood's Avatar
Retired Webmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Johns Creek, GA, USA
Posts: 5,013
Lightbulb 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe a C-Class underneath?

Filed under: Coupes, Mercedes-Benz


2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is all-new for 2010, with sleeker, sportier proportions and improved efficiency and performance. The E-Class also weighs 400 pounds less than its sedan stable-mate, but not because of light weight materials. It's because the E-Class coupe is underpinned by the C-Class platform, produced in the same Bremen factory as the C-class, while the E-Class sedan is built in Sindelfingen.

So why not just make a two-door C-Class and base another coupe on the new E-Class architecture? Ernst Lieb, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, said the C-Class platform was used to give the E-Class Coupe improved performance characteristics. Changing the C to an E also enables Mercedes to charge over $48,050 to start; $50 less than the outgoing CLK350, but a whole lot more than a two-door C-Class. With its smaller proportions and lighter weight, using the C-Class platform also enables Mercedes to make the new E-Class Coupe far more efficient than its predecessor. The E250 diesel will deliver 36% better power while using 17% less fuel. Hat tip to Mike.


Gallery: First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class



[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req.]2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe a C-Class underneath? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 May 2009 00:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

More...
Autoblog
05-19-2009 01:58 AM
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-19-2009, 10:19 PM
Fulcrum525's Avatar
Sing Blue Silver
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 2,091
I pretty much knew that it was C-Class based when the first high quality pictures of the interior came out.


Even if its still a good car to drive I'm still not happy about this name cover-up


I never really liked the CLKs anyways. Good fun to drive, but they always left you a bit disappointed overall. From a business standpoint it makes sense but still. Go out and buy a W124 if you want a real E-coupe.

__________________
1982 300GD Carmine Red (DB3535) Cabriolet FOR SALE
1990 300SEL Smoke Silver (Parting out)
1991 350SDL Blackberry Metallic (481)

"The thing is Bob, its not that I'm lazy...its that I just don't care."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-19-2009, 12:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dallas
Posts: 19
I agree about the naming smoke and mirrors, but in my estimation the new coupe is a far cry from the CLKs. I picked up one of the first to arrive in Dallas (for the wife) and it is a very able and polished car. She is over-the-moon happy with the car, and she has been driving MB cars for the past 15 years.

The new E coupe is a big advancement from the 2007 CLK cabriolet that my father drives. Don't judge this book by the cover!
__________________
David

2010 E350 Coupe / 1K miles
2007 ML350 / 18k miles (Gone, gone, gone!)
1995 E320 Wagon / 170k miles
2008 Audi A6 4.2 / 12k miles
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor / 25k miles
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page