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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Rendering Looks Familiar

Mercedes-Benz revealed the all-new E-Class sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. A wagon will follow soon, but the coupe version won't be ready until early 2017 at best.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 3 photos
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
There's no questioning the fact that the German automaker just ran out of creativity in the design department. The all-new E-Class looks very similar to the C- and S-Class siblings. Only the true fans will be able to tell them apart from photos.

The same could end up being said about the E-Class' coupe version when it comes out. So graphics manipulator RM Design chose plenty of S-Class Coupe styling elements for his project. The front end is a combination of the E-Class sedan and SL-Class roadster, while the back has got those tapered lights that Mercedes even put on the GLE Coupe.

The two-door model will share numerous comfort and safety technologies with the sedan model shown in Detroit. It will be able to cruise at highway speeds without the help of the driver and warn against everything from bears to bicyclists. There's no doubt that it will be a smarter car than the BMW 6 Series, for now at least. The steering wheel even has touch controls, like mini laptop touchpads. The E-Class is the first car that lets you operate the infotainment system completely without taking your hands off the steering wheel.

The engine range is going to be the same and should include more 4-banger units than ever, seeing as the body will be slightly lighter. A 300/300 4Matic with a 2-liter turbo rated at 241 doesn't sound so bad.

But the big question mark hangs over the AMG model. Will it really use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo like Mercedes hinted in the past? Will it also have all-wheel drive or even some electric helpers? So far, we've only seen the vanilla versions of the car testing in Sweden and Germany.


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