Lieb said that putting the 2010 E-Class Coupe on the C-Class platform gives the car better performance characteristics. I’m also guessing that Mercedes chose to go with an E-Class coupe instead of a C-class coupe because it can charge buyers more for the “larger” E-Class coupe. The buyers will still buy it and there is nothing wrong with that as long as the whole car is worth more than the sum of its parts.
The 2010 Mercedes E-Class is expected to hit U.S. dealerships later this summer. Prices for the E350 trim start at $48,925, while the E550 trim starts at $55,525.