Mercedes E-Class Coupe Loses Some Camo, Sounds like a 220d

It's been a while since we last checked what the E-Class Coupe was doing, as our car spotters were busy with the newer Cabrio prototype. However, Walko has filmed the hard-top around Stuttgart, and we noticed some of the camouflage is gone.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe Loses Some Camo, Sounds Like a 220d 1 photo
In January, the same E-Class Coupe prototype had heavier camo around the front and something resembling a table over the trunk. That has since been removed, revealing that Mercedes is using an integrated spoiler design.

The weird thing about the car is that it seems to look like every other Mercedes-Benz, especially the E-Class sedan. We may not be versed in the ways of the German company's design language, but the 4- and 2-door models are more similar here than over at BMW or Audi.

The one huge difference is that the roof is lower, and there are no side window frames... anywhere. The E-Class Coupe will have the same clean design that people love about the SL-Class.

Based on the rough start and the way in which it accelerates, we've deduced that this prototype is equipped with the new E 220d powertrain that consists of a brand new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 194 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Compared to the outgoing model, that's an improvement of 24 PS.

Thanks to the lighter chassis and new 9-speed automatic, this base diesel engine will be more frugal. However, looking at the prototype accelerate, we don't think it will set your pants on fire.

More powerful 2-liter engines will be available, but for hot performance, the E-Coupe will rely on V6 and V8 engines. Even though we know it will eventually have an AMG derivative, the first one ever, that has not yet been spied. Rumor has it the 5.5-liter engine will be dropped for a 4-liter twin-turbo with up to 605 horsepower.

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