Extraordinary automobiles tend to possess a hidden quality that draws you instantly
to them. Even at first glance, your instinct tells you: This is going to be special.
This will feel like nothing else. For generations, the coupes and convertibles of
Mercedes-Benz have emitted an allure that’s at once invisible and irresistible.
Perhaps it’s the promise of scintillating perfor- mance in their stance. The engineering
legacy behind the Star in their grille. Or the devotion that crafted their four-seat
cabins. It turns out that the character you can’t see in the 2012 E-Class Coupes
and Cabriolets is something you won’t find in other cars. The way the pillarless
Coupes present a uniquely unspoiled view of the rapidly passing scenery. Or how
the impeccably tailored Cabriolets turn taut fabric and a rigid body into unbridled
freedom. Each of them, however, is foremost an E-Class. Which means they bring you
driving innovations you’ve never seen on other cars — and driving passion like you’ve
Precise focus. Panoramic vision. Meticulous. Fastidious. Honed
to a fine edge. What defines the E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets so sharply is precisely
how they set your spirit free. A new generation of engines turn molecules and milliseconds
into expan- sive power and extended efficiency. Advanced suspensions balance intense
cornering grip with relaxed highway cruising. Contentment comes with confidence,
thanks to exclusive innovations in safety, performance, comfort and entertainment.
Even their design turns the depth of their engineering into a breath of fresh air
— delivered via four power windows and an all-glass roof on the Coupe, or by lowering
the Cabriolet’s all-season soft top. In the 2012 E-Class, rigorous attention to
every detail inspires a panorama of driving pleasures.
Adrenaline rush. Endorphin release.The mark of a true athlete
is exerting tremendous ability with graceful agility. With their advanced engines,
nimble suspensions and innovative performance technology, the E-Class Coupes and
Cabriolets take strenuous sprints in stride. Both the 3.5-liter E350 V-6 and the
4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 of the E550 models breathe deeply, wind up quickly and
thrust forward eagerly. A rapid-multispark ignition system fires up to four times
in a millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection manages fuel delivery with
molecular precision for higher efficiency and ultra-low emissions. Each engine channels
its force through a paddle-shifted 7-speed automatic transmission that’s been reengineered
for crisper shifts and smoother response. Innovative handling and braking systems
flex their muscles with an ideal mix of dexterity and determination. The result
is an exhilarating display of performance that delivers both an immediate rush and
a lasting euphoria.
Pioneering insight. Protective instinct.Look back over the life
story of the automobile and you’ll find Mercedes-Benz continually leading the way
in safety innovation: Inventing the crumple zone over 60 years ago. Earning a patent
for the air bag. The first pop-up roll bar, in the 1980s. And pioneering a long
list of active safety systems that eventually found their way into most every car,
like the Antilock Braking System (ABS), the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
and emergency-sensing Brake Assist. Today, the groundbreaking PRE-SAFE® system can
actually detect and help to prepare for a collision before it happens. True to its
heritage, the 2012 E-Class is engineered with visionary safety advances that watch
the road ahead and to your side. Help you to see and be seen. And respond to help
make an accident less severe, or even less likely. All cars might do this someday.
The protection an E-Class offers today could rewrite your own life story.