Space concept and interior: A new dimension in top quality

Mar 10, 2017

The interior of the new E-Class Coupé provides long-distance comfort for four occupants and embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence.

With a length of 4826 mm, a width of 1860 mm and a height of 1430 mm, the new E-Class Coupé clearly outstrips its predecessor in terms of length, width and height. The principal beneficiary of the wider track, with 1605 mm at the front (+67 mm) and 1609 mm at the rear (+68 mm), is the driving dynamics.

The significantly larger footprint compared with the previous model is to the benefit of passengers with extra spaciousness and comfort. They profit especially in terms of rear knee room, front and rear shoulder room as well as rear headroom. In each of the four fully fledged seats with coupé-specific individual seat character, the driver and passengers enjoy genuine comfort on long journeys as well as the classic virtues of a grand tourer.



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Sporty, luxurious interior with refined details

The interior of the new E-Class Coupé conveys a feeling of generous spaciousness. The two optionally available 12.3-inch (31.2 cm) displays with a high resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels – unique in this segment - are merged under a single lens to produce a Widescreen Cockpit that appears to float in space. The key design element, it emphasises the width, as does the fascia-spanning trim, which terminates with a dynamic sweep in the door panel. Positioned in the driver's direct field of vision, the instrument cluster shows virtual instruments, which can be selected by the driver in three different styles, "Classic", "Sport" and "Progressive", depending on which information and views the driver considers relevant.

The entry-level model combines two dials and a 7-inch (17.8 cm) colour display cluster (1000 x 600 pixels resolution) with a central 8.4-inch (21.3 cm) screen diagonal (960 x 540 pixels). The dials, instrument cluster and central display are installed in a single frame with a high-gloss piano-lacquer look.

A decidedly sporty note is set by the air vents, whose form is heavily influenced by the look of a turbine engine. They are styled down to the smallest detail and fully finished in silver shadow.      

High-grade materials and contemporary colour landscapes come together to create a sporty, contemporary luxury. The attractive appointments in yacht blue in combination with macchiato beige lend the vehicle a cool, exclusive yachting look. There is a wide choice of trim for the E-Coupé. This ranges from puristic modernity in aluminium to innovative woven metal and modern wood decors. Especially for the E-Class Coupé, there is a choice of two new wood trim packages in light open-pore and high-gloss finishes. As a new feature with open-pore wood, the centre console is also in open-pore wood.

The avantgarde, highly luxurious seats with a sportily contoured individual seat look make an integrated overall impression and are suited to the biometrics of the occupants. They provide good lateral support without detracting from sporty comfort. The seat contour follows the pronounced side bolsters, and depending on the specification, the centre section has sporty transverse or sensuous, modern longitudinal seams. The colours of the side bolsters and the centre sections of the backrest and cushion harmonise perfectly with the overall sculpture of the seats. Numerous material combinations ranging from fabric/ARTICO man-made leather to embossed leather and nappa leather with diamond quilting are possible. Precisely executed seams give emphasis to the seat design. In conjunction with AMG Line it is also possible to choose very sporty, highly contrasting leather interiors in black/classic red or black/deep white, all with horizontal seams. The wide range of exterior paint finishes is harmoniously attuned to the modern interior colour schemes

Touch Control buttons in the steering wheel enable the driver to control the instrument cluster and multimedia system using finger swipes without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. Additional controls come in the form of a touchpad with controller in the centre console, which can also recognise handwriting, plus the LINGUATRONIC voice control system. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning, for example, and for convenient activation and deactivation of certain driver assistance systems.

Lighting atmosphere with 64 colours

The interior lighting makes exclusive use of durable, energy-saving LED technology. With 64 colours, the optionally extended ambience lighting offers a wealth of individual settings. It adds illuminating highlights to e.g. the trim, the central display, the front stowage compartment on the centre console, the door handle recesses, the door pockets, the front and rear footwells.

Eyes always on the road

A head-up display is a new feature in the E-Class Coupé. As in a jet fighter, it projects important information directly into the driver's field of vision on the windscreen, ensuring that there is less distraction from the road ahead. The system provides information on speed, speed limits, navigation instructions and messages from DISTRONIC.

The driver can adjust the height of the virtual image so that it can be easily viewed. On vehicles with seat memory function this feature stores the individual settings. A range of display content can also be enabled or disabled, and the brightness of the display adjusted individually.