Mercedes E500 Coupe

8 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes E500 Coupe
Mercedes E 500

Mercedes E500 Coupe

official explanation for turfing the CLK in favour of the new E-Class Coupe is to streamline the range. Some say to latch onto the coat-tails of associated with the ‘E’ badge.

others reckon it’s the CLK was, well, a bit girly and M-B to distance the new model. Whatever the Benz has delivered a superior car now the badge reads E-Class

At first glance, there are so slashes, creases, curves and lines etched into the that your eyes know where to look. But it all gels into a muscular, kind of cohesion.

Then pop the and you’ll find 5.5-litres of bent-eight. It’s reasonably endowed with 285kW/530Nm, and it is tasked with shifting you’ll need the AMG catalogue to swifter performance. It’s a unit that pulls strongly and pumps a meaty V8

From behind the wheel, threading through Coles’ or attacking an apex, the E500 feels like a big car – it never around you. That’s not to say dynamically dopey, but a hefty weight coupled with the V8 suspended over the front blunts turn-in, and understeer is the dance move unless subtlety is part of your

But drive smoothly and you’ll plenty of grip and a neutral, chassis. The steering is a particular organic in feel and linear of it puts most current to shame.

The brakes, however, aren’t in the league. Prone to fade and soft after just a of hard stops, we expect from this $175K All Aussie E500 Coupes are with the AMG sports package, includes adaptive dampers, alloys, bodykit and excellent

And while the slick-shifting seven-speed is a bit snoozy left in comfort hit the sports button on the dash and the picks up. It also sharpens the and damper response, but also the throttle a fraction too edgy.

Mercedes E 500

Other gripes? Urban quality is a little stiff, over larger potholes, and the boot itself is quite the loading aperture is shallow. it from me: the E500 Coupe is not the car for a four-burner barbie…

But as an attractive, refined and rapid the E500 Coupe is badge done right.

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