The two new models – the Sport Edition and the V8 Edition – will breath a little bit of life in to the two-door E-Class range, and are set to be introduced as part of a 2016 update for the Mercedes-Benz model.
The Sport Edition, for example, features a new front bumper with a bold new air intake design, a gloss black and chrome-finished grille and lower chrome finisher, and new side skirts. At the rear is a new rear bumper with diffuser and twin exhausts, and an AMG lip spoiler. The colour shown here – brilliant blue metallic – is reserved for the special edition cars.
The Sport Edition also has 'Agility Control' sports suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels and perforated front brake discs. There are 'Sport Edition' badges on the left and right flanks, too.
Black leather trim lines the interior, and is finished with blue grey stitching. A range of optional finishes are also available.
However, all examples of the E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet will see the adoption of Apple CarPlay as standard for the 2016 model, as well as satellite navigation with live traffic info.
It is currently yet to be decided if the company will offer the E-Class special editions in Australia.
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t sell the V8 model anymore – so the V8 Edition offered on the E500 definitely isn't coming – but a Sport Edition version of any of the remaining models could be possible. The brand has offered a Sport version of the C-Class Coupe in the past.
The current Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range in Australia consists of the E200, E250 and E400 petrol models, as well as the E250d diesel. The Cabriolet has the E200, E250 and E400 options, but no diesel variant.