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Old 28th April 2010, 14:35   #16
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Great review there Rehaan well done.
Thanks for clearing the confusion, I was under the impression the coupe was actually based on the E-class.

Like you mentioned this is a replacement for the CLK and I could never wrap my head around it.

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Old 28th April 2010, 15:58   #17
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Thats one comprehensive review! The E coupe should do about the same numbers as the CLS 350 managed. After all this is India. Everything sells
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For a CBU, I think the car is terrifically priced. It's only a 5 lakh rupee premium over the locally-assembled sedan.
IF the E350 sedan is assembled in India, then this makes it (the sedan) a total rip-off.
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A Great Review of a great car!!

This car looks delicious, now only if I could afford one.
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Very nice review.

One more dream car ... I wish i could afford it some day. Need to work more than i am currently doing
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Old 30th April 2010, 10:45   #21
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However, can this compete with the BMW Z4 and the Audi TT?
The E Coupe is targetted at those looking at a "relaxed" drive; I see it as a great alternative for the self-driving CEO who can take it to work, the club on weekends, and then on driving holidays. The TT & Z4 are more sporty and really won't offer the kind of luxury that the E Coupe has. I see a lot of rich wives driving the E Coupe too

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Only if they launch a diesel (with a manual?
Now that would be a long-distance cruiser.

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The E coupe should do about the same numbers as the CLS 350 managed.
Don't know about that. The CLS was priced higher and nearly on par with the S-Class' $$$. Also, the CLS is based on the E Class.

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Wonderful review guys. As mentioned earlier, since this car is not really a drivers car, a diesel engine would compliment its GT image.
The front seat belt lower anchorage doesnt belong to a Merc. Looks like the one from the M800.
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Like you mentioned this is a replacement for the CLK and I could never wrap my head around it...
Mercedes' badging is confusing/misleading enough! i.e. the number on the badge being a very rough estimate of the engine size in certain cases.

To add to that confusion they went and did this!

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IF the E350 sedan is assembled in India, then this makes it (the sedan) a total rip-off.
I'm not going to spculate on it too much, but given that the E350 sedan and E350 Coupe sell for virtually the same price in other markets, and the coupe is on the C platform, chances are their profit margins might be higher for that car. This probably lets Merc adjust the Coupe's price to bear some of the brunt of the additional CBU duty here.

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...a diesel engine would compliment its GT image...
The "diesel" is still largely an image thing in India (as well as in other countries). Merc probably chose not to bring in the oil burner on the coupe for this very reason. This car is not going to be doing high volumes, and has a very select group of takers.

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Wonderful review guys. As mentioned earlier, since this car is not really a drivers car, a diesel engine would compliment its GT image.
The front seat belt lower anchorage doesnt belong to a Merc. Looks like the one from the M800.
The Maruti 800 was a FANTASTIC car. Ours was solidly built with VERY GOOD interior quality including the plastics. Compared to that, I have seen mercs and VWs and Audis that we have owned in the family fall apart with ease, including my 335.

To put things in perspective, when we got an S430 in 2003, the wiper blade flew off the car when it was 2 weeks old! Also, this car shuddered at 80mph, and it went into the shop like 5 times and no one figured out what was wrong!

I love the 800 and will always cherish the memories, but as they say, they don't build em like they used to!!
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To put things in perspective, when we got an S430 in 2003, the wiper blade flew off the car when it was 2 weeks old! Also, this car shuddered at 80mph, and it went into the shop like 5 times and no one figured out what was wrong!

I love the 800 and will always cherish the memories, but as they say, they don't build em like they used to!!
Is this just an issue for MB in India? I've not heard such issues here in the US. I agree regarding 800. I used to go everywhere in that car and it never let me down and never had any problems with build quality.
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Saw the car yesterday with a friend of mine who is planning to buy it. He is actually thinking of getting it as he doesnt care about the price he drives a S-Class at present. The car looks and feels awesome and does feel like its got the the oomph to be competing with the likes of the 6 series on paper but dont know how it is on the road.

Overall I think its a good package if only they can get the pricing a bit right.
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The E Coupe is targetted at those looking at a "relaxed" drive; I see it as a great alternative for the self-driving CEO who can take it to work, the club on weekends, and then on driving holidays. The TT & Z4 are more sporty and really won't offer the kind of luxury that the E Coupe has. I see a lot of rich wives driving the E Coupe too
Rich wives driving the E coupe. Beetle and 500 would have more snob value in that department IMO.
However the self driving CEO could be the targeted buyer.
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Excellent Review Rehaan. I love the the detailed Team-BHP reviews which cover everything. I have read the E-Coupe TD reports in several Auto Magazines, none of them were match to this one.
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Thumbs up true muscle car

I remember in one of the top gear episodes Richard Hammond does a beautiful comparison between an american and a german muscle car. I think you got it.
In other words chevy camaro (remember bumblebee!) vs merc E.
I never ever thought that new merc E is a muscle car! Like me many of you are thinking the same right?
Hammond clarified all my doubts.If possible try to watch that episode Its really good as it was done by Hammond!! and not Jeremy! (jeremy fans please excuse me)
After contessa we can see a true muscle car on Indian roads. Thanks to Mercedes.
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Old 4th November 2010, 11:37   #30
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I never ever thought that new merc E is a muscle car! Like me many of you are thinking the same right?
Hammond clarified all my doubts.
I'm not sure i agree with this "muscle car" comparison at all, arvind.dk.

Are you sure you aren't confusing this with some proper //AMG car that was reviewed by Hammond?

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