The all-new 2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe is here. The first official pictures were leaked ahead of the December 14th reveal via a scanned brochure and we can now show them to you.
The new four-seater will make extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum in order to become lighter, more rigid and more efficient. Mercedes’ modular MRA platform, already underpinning the C-Class and S-Class, will sit at the base of the new E-Class Coupe, albeit with unique wheelbase and wider tracks.
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.
Brand new is the 3-liter in-line six-cylinder turbo (code M256) said to develop as much as 401 hp in Mercedes-AMG E 50 4Matic guise and the new family of 3-liter diesels with 313 hp. At the upper end of the range the AMG 63 will offer 612 hp courtesy of the AMG sourced 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8. The new nine-speed automatic transmission will be standard, alongside standard rear wheel drive and 4Matic four-wheel drive (optional or standard for selected models).
The interior shows clear design similarities with the bigger S-Class Coupe. The same round vents can be seen adorning the center of the dashboard, alongside the optional dual screen arrangement with 12.3in TFTs and multi-function steering wheel with touch sensitive pads. The latest, fifth-gen Comand system.
Prices are said to rise compared with those of the current generation, a logical decision following the move upmarket for the the all-new 2017 Mercedes E-Class Coupe. The new model will debut in January with first deliveries expected to take place next Spring. An all-new E-Class Convertible will follow in Autumn.