Having driven this car over the course of a long weekend, we can tell you that the first thing people noticed when getting into the rear seats was the amount of room that the E200 Coupé had back there. And our response to them was always the same: it is, after all, a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s easy to forget that you are in a two-door coupé once you are in the back seat but, from the outside, there is no mistaking it.
To be fair, the E200 Coupé is not the most exciting coupé in the German marque’s line, but we think it is the most sensible one. It represents the best of both worlds – the thrill of owning a two-door sportscar that is still functional enough as a daily drive, even if you have young children in the picture (there’s a reason there are ISOFIX points included with the backseat).
The car is powered by a 2.0l turbocharged engine mated to a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. The combination gives the E200 Coupé 184hp and the ability to go from 0 to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds. With Malaysian traffic conditions, however, more often than not we found ourselves swapping out the performance-driven Sport and Sport+ modes for the ECO mode that shows you – in real time – the amount of extra kilometres you’re getting depending on your driving habits.
As we’ve already previously mentioned, this coupé sits in the E-Class line of Mercedes-Benz and, so, the comfort and luxury aspects of the car are as you’d expect. Additionally, there is a large digital panel that extends from the driver dashboard to the middle of the car and displays everything from the tachymeter to the navigation and multimedia functions of the car.
The E200 Coupé AMG Line retails at MYR435,888. For more information, please visit mercedes-benz.com.my