• Mercedes-Benz E 500 CoupĂ© mit AMG Sportpaket, (C 207), 2012, Lack: feueropal, Ausstattung: Leder Nappa schwarz/ porzellan E 350 BLUETEC Cabriolet mit Sportpaket, (A 207), 2012, Lack: aragonitsilber metallic, Ausstattung: Leder tiefseeblau/seidenbeige
Despite the fact that Mercedes-Benz seems to have AMG-ified nearly every model in its current lineup (not that we're complaining), it always seemed like sort of a misstep that this same treatment was never afforded to the E-Class Coupe (pictured). After all, Merc has created AMG versions of the E-Class in sedan and wagon form for some time now. For 2014, the revamped models are powered by the potent 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 and fitted with 4Matic all-wheel drive.

According to BenzBoost.com, we aren't alone in our thoughts that omitting the E63 AMG Coupe was an error. "Seen from now, yes it was a mistake. At that time, AMG had a different strategy. Now they offer an AMG version in almost all the range," Mercedes-Benz product manager Gerd Junginger told the brand fan site.

Prior to the E-Class Coupe, Mercedes-Benz offered an AMG version of the old CLK coupe, even going so far as to create the ridiculously awesome CLK63 AMG Black Series. Unfortunately, Junginger believes it is too late in the product cycle for the E-Class coupe to get an AMG variant, what with the refreshed 2014 model about to launch.

"It's the perfect car to be an AMG. It almost looks like an AMG version as it is now. Next time we won't make the same mistake," said Junginger.


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      Awhattup
      • 1 Year Ago
      Makes sense though, the E550 Coupe is already a great GT on its own. Why not a sporty variant? there is no reasoning but it's not necessity. If I was to go excessive... I'd just get the sedan over the coupe.. just because it's excessively good.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        JonnyO
        • 1 Year Ago
        A fully decked-out Z4 S-Drive 35is goes for over $80k as it is. An M version would probably clear $90k, and there's not likely a market for such a car at that price point. Heck, how many of the current Z4 models do you see on the road? It's overpriced. (And I say this all as an owner of an '06 M Roadster.) But it would fix the car's biggest problem: it's convoluted name.
          JonnyO
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JonnyO
          Bernard, the only problem with that comparison is that the Z4 and the 370Z aren't really competitors. If you're shopping for one you're not likely comparing it to the other. But Jezza was right to call the BMW out for the price, a problem that only gets worse the deeper you go on the options list. Not Porsche-bad ($700 for leather vent slats? Really?!) but still not good.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JonnyO
          I remember when Top Gear compared the Z4 to the 370Z, and they liked the Nissan better. The Z4 is a waste.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @JonnyO
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      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's never too late!
        barkeep
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Feurig
        Agreed. Unless there are engineering reasons why they can't, it's not too late to tune up the engine a bit, and slap on a few extras on the car from their AMG arsenal.
      mkM3
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think the challenge is that Mercedes coupe lineup is undergoing a transition right now, and the current E Class Coupe is a bit of an outlier. The car is actually a mix of C Class and E Class running gear (like the CLK was before it). With this in mind, perhaps an E Class AMG Coupe would have to fall back on the M156 6.2L N/A V8 for the same reasons why the C63 AMG still continues with that engine - reportedly packaging issues with the M157, specifically with respect to cooling and so forth. It would be a bit of a challenge to ask more money than what the C63 coupe costs, especially when the E63 Sedan gets the M157 5.5L turbo charged V8, now up to 580hp with performance package. I realize that the M159 could be used at ~580hp (like it is in the SLS GT) , and furthermore, I realize that many of us actually prefer the naturally aspirated engine anyway (myself included). However, from a marketing perspective, you still have the challenge of selling people on the turbocharged engine for the sedan but keeping the coupe N/A and singing its virtues. The C63 doesn't have this problem being the entry level AMG.
      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a great looking car, but man does it look like a Honda Accord Coupe.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      How bout an AMG toilet? AMG used to be exclusive and had cachet. Now its just another marketing badge.
        IceDree
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        to us enthusiast ///AMG is a performance brand , To "Civilians" ///AMG is a sign of money , since ///AMG is the most expansive trim available on Mercedes Benz cars ! a lot of people with money, wants to show he\she is more rich than the people who buy "Standard Mercedes" , Ergo they get the ///AMG model without knowing @#$# about it , Simply because its "More Expensive"
        Shahul X
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        Its the market... BMW has an "M" everything... Audi has a "S" everything...
          Devin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Shahul X
          The Audi equivalent is RS, not S.
          vi_per
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Shahul X
          Actually BMW's M Division has the same problem. Too much badge whoring.
        JJ
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        True, they might need a new performance division and make AMG a trim level a la 'Sport'.
        Mondrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vi_per
        Mercedes wouldn\'t necessarily argue that, but at least that badge is generating a track record of sitting on the flanks of cars able to go quickly and entertainingly on roads other than straights. . .something BMW\'s M division is starting to struggle with.
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      They stole the design from Chrysler on this car,just look at the side rear glass and the curve on the lower quarter panel and you got the new version of the Dodge Lancer GT from 1963
      JJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mb used to be naturally it's self until a few years ago, it seems that they are struggling with a design direction.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yep, pretty ignorant to have AMG MLs, GLs, Gs and even the R class, but not the E Class coupe. That never made any sense. How do you sit in a board room and say hey, we need an AMG R class, but not an E class coupe, an actual sports car?
      wunkman
      • 1 Year Ago
      A few years ago, a Mercedes board member stated,"I don't know how much longer we can make cars with the same materials and performance as all the other cars, and keep charging twice as much for them." He was promptly fired. The Maybach line only exist out because Mercedes stole billions from Chrysler and needed to spend it on something. Mercedes is one of the most mismanaged companies on the planet. If you want German quality, buy a Beemer or a VW. The Mercedes company had 3 times the number of workers producing 1/3rd the amount of cars as Chrysler Corp., and had the gall to call American workers "lazy" and American management inferior.
        Jonathan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wunkman
        Mercedes produces 1/3 of the cars as Chrysler because THEY'RE A LUXURY CAR. IF you make too many, it's not as special. Besides, it may take 3 times the people to build a Mercedes, but how many 25+ year old Chryslers do you see on the road vs the amount of Mercedes of the same age?
      Carguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont know how they did it but the E Class coupe just looks less sporty than the sedan. In any case most of the "63's" will end up inching along on Beverly Glen and Coldwater Canyon during traffic and the buyers won't ever use or need the extra 175hp.
      amadonian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Actually, probably not a mistake for MB not to offer E coupe AMG since it is already based on the C class and they offer a C63 coupe....
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