2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Caught Mostly Undisguised

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Expected to bow at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, here’s another look at the new Mercedes E-Class coupe.

Wearing fairly light camouflage, this E-Class coupe prototype spied testing leaves very little to the imagination. It’s easier to see how the E-Class coupe will look like a baby S-Class coupe, more so than a larger version of the C-Class coupe. The headlights and tail lights are still fairly covered up, but the rest of the body has been exposed.

The new E-Class sedan was introduced earlier this year at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and most recently, the German automaker showed off the high-performance AMG E63 variants at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show.

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Aimed to compete against the BMW 6 Series, the E-Class coupe also serves as a preview for the inevitable convertible model that will join the lineup at a later date. Like the four-door sedan, the coupe will ride on Mercedes-Benz’s latest modular rear architecture (MRA) that can be found on the C- and S-Class models. Expect the same powertrain options to be available for the coupe as the sedan, and a high-performance E63 coupe is a possibility.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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