Although the E-Klasse Coupe wasn't tested by the EuroNCAP, and it will probably never be, we can assume our car isn't exactly a rolling death trap thanks to a number of reasons. Firs of all, we can take a look at the crash test results of both its bigger and smaller brothers, and by this this we of course mean the C-Klasse and the E-Klasse.
Why, you ask? Well, let's just say that the E Coupe's platform is somewhat of a mash-up between the C-Klasse and the E-Klasse sedan. Both of these car achieved five stars with almost perfect scores at the aforementioned EuroNCAP crash test, so we guess it's safe to say (pun unintended) the E-Klasse Coupe would behave somewhat similar in the event of a crash.
As far as the passive safety features on our test car, let's just say that they're more than plenty. No less than seven airbags are present in standard (two dual stage frontal ones, two side/thorax airbags for the front passengers, a knee airbag for the driver and two head airbags that protect every passenger). On top of that, our test car was also fitted with rear thorax airbags, so the rear passengers were as safe as they could during our Ken Block-wannabe maneuvers.
Mercedes didn't forget about the possibility of pedestrian impacts, so the engine hood instantaneously pops up a few inches in the unfortunate case of a person being hit by your E Coupe. As far as the active safety goes, our E 350 CDI was also pretty much state of the art. We say this because, apart from the usual anti-lock braking system with emergency brake assist, the electronic stability control and the traction control system, the new E Coupe is also equipped with the so-called Attention Assist, which, in short, doesn't let drivers fall asleep at the wheel. Continue reading