I'm not sure what to think of this car. It feels like more of a C-class coupe than an E-class. It's a pleasant enough, luxury two-door, but it lacks that measure of specialness to merit the E-class badge. This is Mercedes-Benz's volume two-door car and it should feel very special because it's a Mercedes-Benz and because it's a coupe. This is not to say that there aren't any nice touches: I really like the Panorama sunroof, which brightens up the cabin considerably. There's good forward visibility, there are seatbelt presenters for the front passengers. The interior aesthetics are pleasant enough; our tester had a creamy taupe base topped by a brown instrument panel, accented by some decent wood trim. Comfortable enough, just barely fast enough with this V-6. The car looks good, but I'm left a little cold.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor