2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

Porsche might have a reputation as a high-class automaker, but their fellow German automaker, Mercedes-Benz, will not be denied their rightful place toward the top of the luxury car food chain. A popular coupe meets another popular coupe in this matchup between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe, so check out the comparisons below.

Performance is a marquee aspect of performance coupes, and these two don’t fall short in this area. If you’re looking for a little extra boost in power, however, the E 400 Coupe is definitely the way to go. Not only does it beat out the 718 Cayman in horsepower and torque, but it also has a 9-speed automatic transmission (the 718 Cayman only has six speeds). This amounts to a more seamless transition between gear shifts and better top-end fuel efficiency. Take a look at some other comparisons in the table below.

018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Coupe


2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

$58,900 MSRP $55,300
20 city/26 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 21 city/28 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
329 Horsepower 300
354 lb-ft Torque 280 lb-ft
5.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Specified
FWD Drivetrain FWD
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard Power Sunroof Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
STandard Keyless Start Standard

Comfort and Convenience in the 2018 E 400 Coupe

So you already know who wins in the performance aisle. What about other features like comfort and convenience? To be honest, it’s not really all that close. The E 400 comes equipped with exquisite wood trim throughout the interior as well as leather seats. Both of these features come standard in the E 400 but are a costly extra if you want them in the 718 Cayman. Some other standard features in the E 400 that are either optional or unavailable in its rival include:

  • Front power headrests
  • Front power memory seats
  • Second row split folding bench seat
  • Front power lumbar with massage feature
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Navigational aid

The essence of Mercedes-Benz is to be an all-in-one luxury package. The E 400 is truly a hidden gem that comes out way ahead of the 718 Cayman. How does it compare to your current vehicle? Find out how to upgrade your ride today by getting in touch with Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis!

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