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.