The new E-Class Coupé gets similar styling to the C-Class and S-Class Coupés and could arrive in 2017

Mercedes-Benz is taking a renewed aim at the likes of the BMW 6 Series and Audi A5 with its new version of the E-Class Coupé.

The two-door sibling to the E-Class saloon has been spotted testing again and could go on sale in 2017.

The fifth-generation E-Class saloon was unveiled at the Detroit motor show in January. The new E-Class adopts many of the features of the larger S-Class, including a dual-screen digital instrument cluster and multimedia display.

While this early E-Class Coupé test mule is disguised, we can see the car gets a sloping roofline that tapers towards the rear and daytime running lights at the front. The two-door E-Class is expected to feature many of the same styling cues as the S-Class Coupé and recently launched C-Class Coupé.

Like the new-generation saloon, the E-Class Coupé will sit on Mercedes' MRA platform, which already underpins the C-Class and S-Class. The coupé will also feature the same range of engines, including a new generation of four-cylinder petrol powerplants alongside a staple 2.0-litre diesel. A range of 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesels is also expected to be offered.

Mercedes is also offering a E350e plug-in hybrid saloon variant, which mates a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine to an electric motor, although it's not yet known whether this powertrain will be offered in the coupé variant.

As with the saloon, prices for the E-Class Coupé are expected to rise compared with those of the current car. The current generation of E-Class Coupé is priced from £38,635 in the UK.

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26 April 2016

"...the car gets a sloping roofline that tapers towards the rear and daytime running lights at the front." Wow! I wasn't expecting a sloping roofline AND daytime running lights! Seriously, you have to feel for journalists trying to find something interesting to say about a disguised prototype when anyone with the remotest interest in cars already knows exactly what it will look like; a scaled down S-class coupé or a scaled up C-class coupé, and a failure of imagination on the part of Mercedes-Benz.

27 April 2016

Whilst the Russian doll approach may point to some laziness in the 'future vision' section of MB's design department, taking each car on it's individual merits, the E Class to me provides the best expression of this design. Really looking forward to seeing this coupe in the metal.

27 April 2016

Whilst the Russian doll approach may point to some laziness in the 'future vision' section of MB's design department, taking each car on it's individual merits, the E Class to me provides the best expression of this design. Really looking forward to seeing this coupe in the metal.

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