The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been spied for the first time without wearing camouflage. We recently came across a lot of new information regarding the upcoming coupe that fills the gap in the current 2017 E-Class line up.

One specific point of interest were the car’s taillights, which will – together with the headlamps – be one of the main aspects by which most people will be able to tell the difference between its C-Class and S-Class siblings. It however seems like the taillights are very similar to those of the S-Class coupe. They are slightly sharper edged than those of the C-Class Coupe.

The new coupe will be based on the MRA architecture just like the E-Class sedan and will boost a more ‘CL-like’ elegance through the absence of B-pillars. The outgoing generation of V6 engines will be ditched and replaced by brand new inline-sixes, which we got to view in detail during a recent TecDay at Mercedes’ R&D center in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart.

Just like the sedan, the coupe is expected to get the full AMG treatment as well in the form of E 43 and E 63 guise. Moreover the E-Class Coupe will function as the base for a yet to be announced convertible.

Expect the new coupe to make an introduction at next year’s Detroit Motor Show or Geneva Motor Show.

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