2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe review: a practical coupe

Introduction

Large luxury coupes are all about making a statement. To have one on your driveway signifies to the neighbours that you’re doing alright for yourself, and that your car isn’t a simple means of getting from point A to point B. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe aims to emulate its bigger S-Class brother.

Bodystyle: Saloon Seats: 4              Price: From £40,180-£49,900

Did you know? The E-Class Coupe has no direct rivals.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

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Verdict 8.0 / 10

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is somewhat in a class of its own at the moment. It’s larger than an a Lexus RC but smaller than an Audi A7, and until BMW decides if it will reinstate the 6 Series Coupe, the Merc is in no man’s land. A left-field alternative would be the equally fashion conscious Range Rover Evoque Coupe, but even that SUV has less space in the back.

A high quality interior will lure those seeking luxury, but also practicality with its ability to carry four adults. Impressive cabin design comes as standard, but the options list can be a costly affair indeed.

If you’re after a distinctive coupe shape, but want the practicality of usable rear seats, look no further. There are more involving three-door sports coupes out there, but none have the versatility of the E-Class Coupe. Merc has created som...