New E-Class Coupe to gain hot Mercedes-AMG E 50 4Matic version

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The all-new Mercedes E-Class Coupe is set to gain a hot Mercedes-AMG E 50 4Matic version. The official unveil of the new Coupe is set for January, at the Detroit motor show.

Although, not yet launched, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has already been driven partly camouflaged in the snow, as we reported earlier. Now, new information has emerged regarding the addition of a brand-new Mercedes-AMG variant.

The rumored AMG E-Class Coupe will be powered by the brand’s all-new 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo with (at least) 410-450 hp. The Mercedes-AMG E 50 4Matic Coupe designation is meant to position it above the Mercedes-AMG E 43. In the sedan, the E 43 offers 401 hp, courtesy of the older 3.0-liter V6 engine, but it is not yet known if for the all-new E-Class Coupe Mercedes will instead use a de-tuned version of the new inline-six engine.

The E 50 Coupe 4Matic will become the first Mercedes-AMG model to be offered alongside the all-new family of inline-six cylinder engines that will eventually make their way under the bonnet of other Mercedes models. Typically, this engine delivers 401 hp but it could be slightly uprated for use in the E 50 4Matic Coupe. All-wheel-drive will be standard, of course.

The all-new Mercedes E-Class Coupe is built on the same MRA platform as its four-door brother. For the base model (already driven by Autocar in prototype form) we expect the same 184 hp 2.0-liter turbo petrol from the regular E-Class, while the 333 hp 3.0-liter V6 makes its way to the (provisional) top version, the E 400.