MERCEDES BENZ E-CLASS COUPE
Mercedes Benz is marching onward in its future styling direction with the introduction of the 2010 E-class Coupe. The CLK-coupe name disappears and the replacement will be called the E-class coupe.
Inside, the E-class coupe is similar to the sedan with the exception of the shifter which resides on the console instead of on the column. There is seating for only four occupants with what appears to be a fairly roomy back seat. The controller for the standard Command multimedia interface is perched directly behind the shifter. A panoramic sunroof is standard as well, along with leather sport seats and dual-zone climate control.
Comes with a sharper more angular nose with four pointy diamond-like, headlamps and LED running lights that peek out from the lower fascia. Unlike the sedan, however, the coupes wear the three prong star in the grille only. Two models will be offered, the E350 with a 268-hp 3.5-liter V-6 or the E550 with a 382-hp 5.5-liter V-8.
HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE
World automotive market has lacked an affordable, accessible, fast, responsive, fun, communicative, good-looking rear-wheel-drive sports coupe. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is that car.
There’s two engines:
1) 3.8-liter V6 with 306 HP, will run 0-to-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds and top out at 149 MPH and 266 Lb-Ft of torque
2) 2.0 turbo with 210 HP and 223 Lb-Ft, takes 6.8 seconds to reach 60 and tops out at 137 MPH
Suspension is MacPherson front, five-link rear. Roll bars are 24mm front, 19mm rear. At 2.7 turns lock-to-lock the rack-and-pinion is quick and accurate.
The best thing about the Genesis Coupe is the chassis. Equipped with the Track pack — larger Brembo brakes, thicker anti-roll bars, 19″ wheels, summer tires, stiffer suspension, a limited-slip differential on the 2.0T (standard on the 3.8) — it’s a near-ideal budget trackday car that you could also drive everyday on the road.