Following the official unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, the Coupe and Estate versions of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class have recently been spotted testing.
Where the previous generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate looked very different from the C-Class Estate, it now seems to follow the same design trend as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. The E-Class Estate shows many similarities to its C-Class Estate relative, resembling the rest of Mercedes’ current lineup even more. The E-Class Estate is expected to make an introduction sometime later this year.
Similar to the sedan and the estate, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé will be a mix of the C-Class Coupé and S-Class Coupé. Contrary to the previous generation E-Class Coupé, the 2018 E-Class Coupé will not be a glorified C-Class Coupé, apart from the exterior that is. The 2018 E-Class Coupé will feature MRA rear-wheel drive modular architecture, equal to the other E-Class variants and different from the current C-Class lineup.
Consequently the car will enjoy more interior space and a trunk that actually offers space for a suitcase or two. In terms of powertrains the Coupé joins the E-Class sedan lineup that replaced the regular V6 engines with new modular inline six-cylinder engines. Next to the inline six, four-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines will round up the powertrain options.
What’s more exciting is that it’s quite probable for the E-Class Coupé to receive an AMG version, powered by a 4.0-liter V8 outputting an approximate 600 hp. As counterweight, the E-Class Coupé lineup will additionally be joined by a range of plug-in hybrids, based on four- and six-cylinder engines. The same dashboard design from the E-Class sedan, including the amazing glass panel covering the displays, will be rolled out across both the estate and coupé models.
Additional to borrowing the interior layout from the E-Class sedan, the coupé and estate will also feature the same autonomous driving features the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class enjoys. While exact launching dates remain unsure, it’s expected that the 2018 E-Class Coupé will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.