Facelifted Mercedes-Benz C207/A207 E-Class coupe/cabrio arrive sans V8

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced the pricing of the facelifted C207 E-Class coupe and A207 E-Class cabrio range, which goes on sale this month (July 2013).

As before, the revised C207 E-Class coupe and A207 E-Class convertible bear a familial resemblance to the W212 E-Class sedan and S212 wagon range, but share quite a fair deal more in common with the smaller C-Class.

Standard across the facelifted coupe and cabrio line is 19-inch alloy wheels, hands-free reverse parking, parking sensors, climate control, and LED driving and tail-lights. Cabrio versions also feature the handy AirScarf neck heating system. Top-spec E400 coupes and cabrio mightn’t feature a lusty V8 as the nameplate implies, but you do get a Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound setup and surround view camera system as standard.

The petrol engine range kicks off with the 4-cylinder E200, which retails for A$79,900 in coupe form and A$88,900 for the cabrio. Next up is the more powerful E250 that’s listed at A$96,400 (coupe) and A$106,400 (cabrio). Topping off the line-up is the twin-turbo V6 E400 that will go for A$128,900 as a coupe and A$142,900 as a cabrio.

Only one diesel option is offered: the A$98,900 E250 CDI E-Class coupe. As with other right-hand drive markets we miss out on the 300kW V8 petrol E500.

  Configuration Power Torque 0 to 100km/h Fuel economy
E200 2L 4-cyl turbo 135kW 300Nm 7.9s † 6-6.5L/100km
E250 2L 4-cyl turbo 155kW 350Nm 7.4s † 6.4L/100km †
E250 CDI 2.1L 4-cyl turbo-diesel 150kW 500Nm 7.5s † 4.7L/100km
E400 3L 6-cyl twin turbo 245kW 480Nm 5.2-5.3s 7.6L/100km †

† Figures taken from equivalent E-Class sedan model.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]