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Mercedes E-Class Spied Again, Looks Like a Mix of S-Class Coupe and C-Class

We've had our fair share of spyshots showing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wearing tons of kaleidoscopic camouflage just wandering around as engineers adjusted the last details.
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However, after seeing this last batch of photos, we realized the shape of the new E-Class is a combo of C-Class and S-Class Coupé exterior features. Which is not too surprising, given the fact that the E-Class is the deck connecting Mercedes-Benz's small sedan and their flagship car.

However, the interior will no doubt be S-Class derived, but probably with less extravagance, to avoid sales interferences between the two models. Nonetheless, the E-Class will use an adaptation of the MRA platform underpinning the C-Class, set up to offer superior interior space, save weight and better torsional rigidity.

Coincidence or not, these spyshots arrived just one day after our team of spy photographers provided us with a batch of pictures showing the Mercedes-AMG E63 stretching its muscles and tuning its sharp senses.

But let's stick to the regular E-Class for now. This time, the test mule's front is half-naked, allowing us to see the broad air intake. Since we're close to what will sit under the hood, rumor has it Mercedes engineers are perfecting a 2.9-liter inline-6 engine expected to bring around 405 HP to the table.

But that's not it, as even 3-cylinder engines can be adapted to the MRA platform, although we doubt such solutions are suitable for a vehicle of the E-Class' caliber.

Also, for the more hardcore Mercedes-AMG E63, Affalterbach will rely on their new 4.0-liter biturbo V8, but we could see a different power output, most likely over the 510 HP limit set on the AMG GT S and the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

 
 
 
 
 

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