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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been spotted again by our spy team. Not only is this prototype revealing more of its true self, our photographers have also managed to nab pictures of the coupe’s interior.

Unlike earlier test mules, which were spotted frolicking around in the Swedish snow, this car has shed all of its false body panels, including its 6 Series-style whale tail disguise.

On close inspection we can see that the new E-Class coupe will do without a B-pillar, and will likely feature retractable rear side windows.

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The interior of the coupe is largely shared with the sedan, although this prototype features a gorgeous new circular vent design. This coupe also features analogue dials, but we expect high-end versions to feature a fully digital instrument cluster.

Unlike the current E-Class coupe and convertible, which is based on the C-Class platform, the new two-door E-Class models will be fully fledged members of the family. That means that they will inevitably spawn high-performance AMG variants, something that the current two-door models have lacked.

A leak last month indicated the new E63 sedan will be fitted with the most powerful variants yet of AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 – which already serves in the C63 triplets and GT supercar. In the base E63 sedan, the V8 will produce 420kW/750Nm, while the E63 S will have 450kW/850Nm against its name.

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The rest of the E-Class coupe’s drivetrain lineup is likely to mirror what’s available in the sedan. Petrol options in the four-door include the 135kW/300Nm E200 four-cylinder and the 245kW/480Nm six-cylinder E400, while turbo-diesel choices include the 143kW/400Nm E220d and 190kW/620Nm E350d.

Australia

The new coupe will likely debut at the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017, with Australian sales kicking off some time in 2017.

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