Published on September 14th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Two Special Edition E-Class Models Announced
The Coupé and Cabriolet versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are starting off into autumn with two special-edition models. The Sport Edition impresses with sporty details both inside and out. The V8 Edition comes with exclusive appointments to arouse the desire of customers. Alongside the special-edition models, Mercedes-Benz is further upgrading all its E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet models – such as with comprehensive smartphone integration and Live Traffic Information. For the Sport Edition of the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz is introducing a look that emphasises the dynamism of these two-door models. A sporty tone is set by a front apron with distinctive air inlets, a louvre in the radiator trim in high-gloss black with chrome inserts as well as muscular side sill panels. The drivers of following vehicles are treated to the view of a diffuser-look rear apron, an AMG spoiler lip in the vehicle colour and a two-pipe exhaust system with trapezoidal tailpipe tips. The AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension with sporty spring and damper tuning guarantees enhanced driving dynamics and is equipped with exclusive 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, perforated front brake discs and brake callipers with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering. The special models are identified by “Sport Edition” badges on the left and right wings.
In the interior, the driver and front passenger are accommodated in black-leather upholstered multicontour seats – with linarite blue and alpaca grey topstitching also for the door centre panels, armrest and centre console. Appointments in black or natural beige nappa leather are optionally available. Additional visual highlights are set by cross-grain bright aluminium. To cater for more individualisation, the Sport Edition is optionally available with trim in high-gloss black ash, black piano lacquer or dark textured-grain aluminium. The sporty nature of these special-edition models is further underscored by a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel covered in nappa leather, silver steering wheel shift paddles and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs. Customers choosing the high-gloss black ash trim have the option of combining this with a leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel in black ash with black wood/leather shift paddles.
The black velour floor mats have a black edge and bear the lettering “Sport Edition”. To underline the exclusiveness of the Sport Editions of the Coupé and Cabriolet, a special paint finish in brilliant blue metallic is available and is reserved exclusively for these special-edition models. The Sport Edition can be ordered with any of the engines that are available for the E-Class Coupé and E-Class Cabriolet.Comfort comes courtesy of multicontour seats for driver and front passenger with 4-way lumbar support and Memory package, which additionally includes the settings for steering column and exterior rear view mirrors. Driver and front passenger are afforded special protection by the PRE-SAFE® positioning function. A special look & feel is provided by exclusive nappa leather upholstery in the colours porcelain or classic red with black contrasting edging. The same applies to the multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and contrasting topstitching in porcelain or classic red and perforated grip area (wood/leather version optional).
The centre console and instrument panel are finished in black nappa leather with topstitching in porcelain or classic red; the door centre panels with armrest are in nappa leather in the appointments colour with tone-in-tone topstitching. To create a harmonious overall look, the design specialists have added “V8 Edition” lettering in the appointments colour to the seat belts, the contrasting topstitching and the trim seam of the black-edged velour foot mats. The V8 Edition includes THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control with three climate zones, fine-particle activated charcoal filter, separate temperature control for driver/front passenger and rear compartment, individual climate modes FOCUS, MEDIUM and DIFFUSE, air-quality sensor with automatic air recirculation, dew point sensor as well as rear temperature control panel. With the launch of the two special-edition models, Mercedes-Benz is equipping all its E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet models with comprehensive smartphone integration for the infotainment systems Apple® CarPlay® (for iPhone® users) and MirrorLink®. In the case of e.g. Apple® CarPlay® the system supports telephoning, navigation and listening to music, receiving and sending SMS and emails as well as Siri voice control.
Equally new is Live Traffic Information for the Audio 20 CD basic unit with Garmin® MAP PILOT as well as for vehicles equipped with COMAND Online.
This costs an extra 4367.30 euros incl. 19% VAT on top of the basic model for the Sport Edition and 7973.00 euros for the V8 Edition. The LED Intelligent Light System (mandatory in Germany) costs an extra 1725.50 euros incl. VAT. This provides the vehicle with LED technology for headlamps, direction indicators, daytime driving lights, position lights and cornering lights including variable beam pattern for country road and motorway, active curve illumination and enhanced fog light function.