2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe vs 2017 BMW 6 Series

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 2017 BMW 6 Series

Mercedes-Benz Press Release Highlights

With its expressive coupe-esque proportions, clear and sensual design and long-distance comfort for four people, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the intelligence of the E-Class family with full smartphone integration, Widescreen Cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems with the option of, among other things, partially automated driving. Powerful engines with low exhaust emissions and comfortable suspensions with selective damping provide the guarantee of a sporty and agile driving experience. After the world's most intelligent executive sedan, the Estate and the All-Terrain, the successful E-Class family now welcomes another new member: the Coupe.
Powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines, all equipped with ECO start/stop and complying with the Euro 6 emissions standard, provide for lively performance and great fun behind the wheel. The available variants include a newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine.

At market launch, there will be an initial choice between one diesel and three petrol engines with a range of outputs from 135 kW (184 hp) to 245 kW (333 hp). Further engine variants and 4MATIC versions will follow. All the models available at market launch are equipped as standard with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which allows fast gearshifts along with lower engine speeds. This has a particularly beneficial effect on efficiency and noise.
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 legroom, front and rear shoulder room as well as rear headroom. In each of the four fully fledged seats with coupe-specific individual seat character, the driver and passengers enjoy genuine comfort on long journeys as well as the classic virtues of a grand tourer. The suspension on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe offers agile driving pleasure on winding roads together with exceptional ride comfort. The Coupe comes as standard with DIRECT CONTROL suspension. The DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with adjustable damping is optionally available. It, too, is set lower. Using a switch in the center console for the as-standard DYNAMIC SELECT system, the driver can vary the damping characteristics of this suspension. Three modes are available, offering a wide range of adjustment options: "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+". Alternatively, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe can be equipped with multi-chamber air suspension, including all-round roll/pitch/heave stabilization. Advantages of this system: three chambers of different size in the spring struts of the rear axle and two in the spring struts of the front axle make it possible to control the hardness of the suspension in three stages.
The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence. The two optionally available high-resolution and brilliant 12.3-inch displays - 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 emphasizes 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.

A new era of connectivity and digitalization is marked by the infotainment system in the E-Class Coupe with COMAND Online. This includes effortless integration of the smartphone into the vehicle's infotainment system by means of capacitive aerial coupling and wireless charging. This means that compatible mobile phones can be charged wirelessly and also connected to the vehicle's exterior aerial. This dispenses with the need to find a plug and connect a cable. If the vehicle is equipped with COMAND Online, it is possible to use Apple's smartphone-based infotainment system CarPlay as well as Google's Android Auto. If a compatible smartphone is connected by USB, the customer can, if desired, switch to the CarPlay or Android Auto interface.
As a member of the current E-Class family, the new Coupe is significantly more intelligent than its predecessor. It comes with all the features of the E-Class, the most intelligent executive sedan. Active Brake Assist comes as standard. It is able to warn the driver of an imminent collision, provide optimum support with emergency braking and, if necessary, also autonomously apply the brakes. In addition to slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing in the danger zone ahead of the vehicle. Other highlights include DRIVE PILOT: this system represents Mercedes-Benz's next step along the road to autonomous driving. As Distance Pilot DISTRONIC, it is not only able to keep the car at the correct distance behind vehicles in front on all types of road, but, for the first time, it can also automatically follow them at a speed of up to 210 km/h.

Remote Parking Pilot is also new: for the first time, this system allows the vehicle to be moved into and out of garages and parking spaces remotely using a smartphone app, enabling the occupants to get into and out of the car easily, even where space is very tight.

BMW Press Release Highlights

All the models in the new BMW 6-Series line-up stand out with an adeptly modified design that exudes powerful sports performance and, at the same time, emphasizes the exclusive elegance of these luxury cars. The signature interior design for the new BMW 6-Series Convertible, new BMW 6-Series Coupe and new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is dominated by the driver-focused cockpit, a front passenger area enveloped by elegantly sweeping surfaces and a seamless connection between the front seats and rear compartment - all of which makes it a recipe for exclusive comfort in a stylishly luxurious ambience. The new BMW 6-Series generates an intense form of driving pleasure regardless of the body variant specified and the engine fitted.

• 650i - V8 - 330 kW/450 hp
• 640i - I6 - 235 kW/320 hp
• M6 – V8 - 412 kW/560 hp
• All enjoy the benefits of the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology
• Standard with an eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission
• All new BMW 6-Series model variants can also be specified with the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
• BMW xDrive further improves the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) performance of all the 6-Series models.
• BMW 650i xDrive Coupe and BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe - 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds.
• Eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission also comes with a Launch Control function.
• BMW M6 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.3 l/100 km [27.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km)
• BMW M6 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 232 g/km)
• BMW M6 Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 232 g/km).

• Optional Dynamic Damper Control - adapts its responses electronically to the situation at hand
• Optional Adaptive Drive system - includes active roll stabilisation - further enhances the driving qualities of the new BMW 6-Series models.
• Integral Active Steering - adjusts the steering angle of the rear wheels. This helps to reduce the amount of steering effort required, provides excellent agility in dynamic driving situations, ensures comfortable and assured responses when changing lanes and navigating through corners, and reduces the car's turning circle.

• Heated and electrically adjustable seats for the driver and front passenger (including memory function)
• Two-zone automatic climate control with extended features
• Electrically adjustable sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons
• Cruise control with braking function
• Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
• Professional radio, a hi-fi loudspeaker system and a hands-free facility with USB audio interface.
• iDrive operating system's Touch Controller has a touch-sensitive surface for inputting characters.
• Options such as a TV function, a Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) receiver, the Harman Kardon HiFi system and the Bang & Olufsen high-end surround-sound system.
• Standard ConnectedDrive navigation package, a hands-free facility with USB interface and a SIM card embedded in the car.
• Standard Intelligent Emergency Call system and BMW TeleServices
• Real Time Traffic Information for the navigation system.
• BMW Head-Up Display - projects relevant driving information onto the windscreen using a full spectrum of colour.
• Speed Limit Info including No Passing Info display and the Lane Departure Warning system (both options)
• Park Distance Control, rear view camera and Surround View options
• Parking Assistant (also optional) - helps the driver to identify and drive into parallel parking spaces.
• Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Selective Beam (for optimized high beam use)
• Night Vision system with pedestrian and animal recognition.

• Driving Assistant Plus safety package - camera and radar-based driver assistance system
• Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function
• Lane Departure Warning system
• Pedestrian and Collision Warning system with Braking function - detects standing vehicles and vehicles travelling ahead and, at speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph), also pedestrians who are on a potential collision course with the car.

Photo Comparison

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Front View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Front Side View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Side Front View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Side View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Side Rear View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Rear Side View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Interior

2017 BMW 6 Series

  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Front View
  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Front Side View
  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Side Front View
  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Side View
  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Side Rear View
  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Rear Side View
  • 2017 BMW 6 Series Interior

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