For many, the allure of a coupe is confusing. It’s too weak for a racing car and too small for a practical sedan or station wagon. The Mercedes-Benz E300 Coupé only attracts a special group of people – those who can appreciate a two-door, four-seat car with a superior interior that you will see once you overcome the difficulty of climbing into the back seat.
The interior of the E300 is simply “superb” thanks to the leather-wrapped seats with chrome peaks and open-pored Elmwood paneling. There are two high-resolution 12-inch screens on the dashboard that create the illusion of a “floating” widescreen display.
There are three motor options if you want more power and precision. There is an option for a diesel or two different gasoline combinations. The engines can power the E300 Coupé from 191 to 328 hp depending on the choice of machine combination.
The E300’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder gasoline engine under the hood is a strong performer, but Mercedes could have done better if it had outfitted it with something that can go beyond 242 hp and 273 lb ft of torque.
This is paired with the same nine-speed gearbox that we saw in the entry-level E220d. Since this is a non-4Matic model, 100 percent of the power is transferred to the rear wheels. While most disapprove of the E300 Coupe’s low power and torque, its 1,685 kg weight can climb from 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.4 seconds. If you’re not happy with that, there’s a Sport Plus mode that speeds up shifting.