Our spy snappers have captured these pictures of a barely disguised prototype version of the next E-class coupe.
The ‘W212’ E-class goes on sale next year, and these pictures make clear that Mercedes is planning a coupe version, alongside another cabriolet variant. Both will replace the current CLK.
Mercedes is intending to move away from the ‘CLK’ branding for the new car, and when the coupe goes on sale next year it will probably revive the ‘CE’ badge.
Engine and transmission options will be shared with the E-class saloon, with the 3.2-litre diesel V6 likely to be the most popular model.
Autocar has also learned that there will be a fixed roof Black Series version of the new E-class coupe, due out in 2010.