We all know what owning a Mercedes Benz means, its luxury, a social standard, and prestige, as well as tradition and class. The E400 Coupe is about two inches smaller than the sedan but the sleek designs lend themselves to veritable beauty. For a week, I drove an emerald green Benz through NYC and NJ. Within that week I learned a lot about the ride and what comfort really means.

The E400 Coupe Break Down

The 2018 E400 coupe is fast, no really, it's fast. It rides smooth and the engine is soft with an acceleration that feels like driving through a cloud. The E400 is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 makes 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, and an acceleration, 0-60 mph in 5.2 sec.

I told you, it's really really fast. This car has an easy torque, silent speed, and supple suspension. Imagine the most comfortable mattress with an engine and wheels, that’s how comfortable this car is, you could be going 100 mph and not feel it at all. Here are some of the amazing specs:

- 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, nine-speed auto, RWD/AWD

- 329 hp at 5,260-6,000 rpm, 354 lb-ft of torque at 1,600-4,000 rpm

- 20/29/23 (estimated) (EPA City/Hwy/Combined)

- 1,450-watt Burmester 3-D sound

- Multiple sound options with the Burmester speaker system

- 360 parking assist

- Four driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, ECO Start/Stop.

How Does the E400 compare?

I didn’t find many car brands that compare, but within its own team, the 2018 E400 is $4,500 more than 2017 version. That, of course, comes with more standard amenities, including a 12.3-inch widescreen navigation display, a leather interior with topstitching on the dashboard, LED headlights and tail lamps and more.

At base, the E400 starts at $61,400 but after you fully equip it, you can expect to spend nearly $90k. At that number, you’re reaching S-Class money with the S550 4Matic, which begins at $123k.

Overall assessment….

The 2-door coupe is roomy, smooth, and fast, with forwarding innovation and it runs great through NYC streets full of potholes and wheel damaging bumps.

The E400 is made for the city streets, so much so that it has a button by the central controller which lifts the car to avoid those messy holes and raised cobblestone streets. The four driving modes include a fifth dubbed “Individual”(This mode allows you to create a personalized mode, even letting you set the transmission for manual shifting) allows you to feel like you have three different cars in one.

The car’s engine goes to sleep when you hit the brake, which is crucial for gas especially in New York City or Los Angeles where the traffic is historically horrid. The negative is the expensive options; a 62k car goes up to 90k, that’s an almost 30k upgrade bill. Nevertheless, this is the most fun I ever had driving a Benz, I recommend this for small families, singles, and people who live in cities with generous speed limits.

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