Mercedes E-Class Coupe (2009-2017) - Interior & comfort

Rear seats in the Mercedes E-Class Coupe are easy to access and comfortable

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

4.0 out of 5

The ride in the Mercedes E-Class Coupe is very smooth, plus the seats are firm while still providing excellent support over long distances. The rear seats aren't very spacious, but they are comfortable.

The AMG models come with adaptive suspension and sports springs, and ride quite firmly as a result, thudding and jittering over small imperfections.

Wind and road noise are nicely hushed and the engines are only heard when you push them hard. The diesels sound a bit coarse when started from cold, but they quickly quieten down on the move.

Mercedes E-Class dashboard

Climate control, electrically adjustable seats and full leather upholstery all add to the E-Class Coupe's comfort. An update in 2013 moved the gearlever from the centre console to the steering wheel column, which might feel odd for some drivers.

Mercedes E-Class equipment

The E-Class Coupe now comes with more equipment than ever, but prices have also risen steeply and it looks expensive compared to rivals like the more conservative Audi A5. All versions are well equipped as standard, but you'll have to add some more money if you want desirable extras.

Standard on the SE trim are 17-inch alloy wheels, partial LED lights, leather upholstery and heated front seats. You also get Mercedes’ COMAND Online system, which includes sat nav, a seven-inch display, DAB digital radio, hard-drive storage for music files, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a DVD player.

The AMG Line adds 18-inch alloy wheels, speed-sensitive power steering, sports suspension, AMG body styling, sports braking and sports seats.

The E400 model comes with a few more extras, too: 19-inch alloy wheels, more AMG styling, a twin-pipe exhaust and the Dynamic Handling package.

Mercedes E-Class options

Mercedes' 2013 update to the E-Class added some new optional technology to choose from, including Distronic Plus with Steering Assist (which can drive the car in slow traffic jams), a 360-degree camera and automatically dipping high-beam headlights.

To add oomph to your stereo, a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround-sound system is available, which offers a 450w power output across 14 speakers. This comes as standard on the E400.

Another clever option is SplitView, which means the dash display can show two different things depending on your viewing angle – so the passenger can watch a film while the driver uses the sat nav.

The AMG Line model offers an optional AMG Line Plus package, which adds many styling extras such as bigger alloy wheels, a sports steering wheel, a spoiler, sports seats and the like.

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