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Mercedes-Benz E300 Coupe – evocative styling in a performance package that wants for little.

David Berthon

A little upmarket today – driving Mercedes-Benz two-door E300 Coupe in standard trim at $117,400. Just face-lifted for 2021 along with the rest of the E-Class range, now in a more tailored range of sedan, coupe and cabriolet with the deletion of diesel-powered variants. Also, the arrival of the new mild-hybrid E350 variants taking to 13 E-Class models many of which have suffered price increases due mainly to exchange rate pressure. Back to the E300 Coupe, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder with a power boost to 190kW driving through a nine-speed automatic.

For 2021 gaining a premium leather interior, air suspension, multi-beam and LED headlights and metallic paint as standard. Visually, from my perspective the E300 Coupe is a very sculptured two-door, the styling evocative and appealing, now with AMG grille, a new headlight design and striking yet understated alloy wheels. Step inside and your met by one of the best interior layouts and instrument packages in the business. Thankfully it features black steering wheel arms against the shiny ones on many Mercedes that catch our ultraviolet light and cause reflection. The E300 Coupe four-seater so if you need five seats head for the sedan but most Coupe buyers will probably never use the back seat. Active and passive safety  elements abound  with no less than 9 airbags, materials and finishes inside absolutely top class. My driving thoughts next segment.

I’m David Berthon

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