Images of the new, 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe have surfaced online, giving us a first look at the elegant coupe before its official unveiling later this week.
The images, taken from what appears to be an official brochure, were first picked up by AutoTijd. And, predictably, it looks like Mercedes has simply photocopied the C-Class coupe with a 120 per cent size enlargement.
At the front is a similar nose and bonnet outline as the current E-Class sedan, with a large grille and central bar that holds the huge Mercedes badge. On the AMG sports kit the grille features sophisticated diamond studs.
Around at the back is a long, sweeping tail with clean lines and mildly bolstered wheel arches, along with elongated taillights that appear similar to those on the two-door S-Class.
Interestingly, the new E-Class coupe features a unique rear side window layout that incorporates an openable main section and a small corner piece. This isn’t the design on the C-Class coupe, essentially pointing out the E-Class’s more elegant and grand touring style.
Under the bonnet the coupe looks like it will be offered with a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, including an E 400 with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 churning out 245kW. As reported last week, there is set to be a range-topping ‘AMG E 50’ example too, which might introduce the company’s new M256 inline six-cylinder that develops 300kW.
All will be unveiled on December 14, although, official details of an AMG model might be withheld until next year. Stay tuned.