Precisely where you sit, the seat you’re sitting in, the details of what you’re looking at and the view you have of the world outside: all these things separate the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé from its immediate siblings.
The seats are more shapely and decoratively trimmed than those of the E-Class saloon. In the coupé, they taper more as the squabs give way to the headrests.
The seats of our test car were quite comfortable but, in a car so singularly intended for easy long-distance cruising, they could have been more softly and thickly cushioned and a little less deeply bolstered.
Nonetheless, they adjust generously for cushion height, angle and length and squab angle, and they gave none of our testers cause for complaint over prolonged use.
Front seat heating and electrical adjustment come as standard, but if you want seat heaters for the rear chairs or memory seats, you’ll need to dig into the options list. Our test car was fitted with the £3895 Premium Plus Pack (which adds, among other things, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights and Burmester surround audio system as well, so it’s not as bad value as it might look).
Although if you crave memory seats most, then the £2795 Premium Pack may be the better option, while the heated rear seats are also available as part of the £795 Warmth Comfort Pack, but you will need to opt for leather and the Premium or Premium Plus pack as well.