2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe has been caught on tape revealing the sleek design. The prototype caught by Walko shows clear design similarities with the bigger S-Class Coupe.
The sloping roofline abruptly tapers towards the rear, whose shape has been interestingly hidden with what appears to be a fake boot – not very dissimilar to the one used by BMW’s rivalling 6-Series Coupe.
Mercedes’ modular MRA platform, already underpinning the C-Class and S-Class, will sit at the base of the new E-Class Coupe. The new four-seat GT will make extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum in order to become lighter, more rigid and more efficient.
On the engine front, center stage will be taken by the staple new 2.0-liter L4 diesel engine available in 150 and 195 hp flavors. Also new is the 3-liter in-line six-cylinder turbo (code M256) said to develop as much as 430 hp while at the upper end of the range the AMG 63 will offer an estimated 600 hp courtesy of the AMG sourced 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 of GT fame. The 2018 E-Class Coupe will also get the new nine-speed automatic transmission.
Autonomous driving technology will also be at the fore-front of the marketing push for the new E-Class Coupe with a raft of advanced autonomous systems echoing those already offered on the production E-Class sedan, cool remote parking system included. The new model will debut in early 2017 with first deliveries expected to take place next Spring.
Source: cvdzijden – Supercar Videos