2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe revealed in brochure scans

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.

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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.

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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.