The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been revealed and detailed via a leaked brochure a few days ahead of its official debut.
Just a day after Mercedes-Benz issued a teaser video, Belgian website AutoTijd has published a leaked brochure of the new two-door coupe.
The styling of the coupe’s front and rear don’t feature any surprises, with the front looking virtually identical to the sedan and wagon, and the rear neatly cribbed from the C-Class and S-Class coupes.
The brochure does give us our first unobstructed view of the new E-Class coupe’s flanks, and like the outgoing model, the new version features both sliding and fixed side windows for the rear-seat passengers.
According to the brochure, the E-Class coupe will be initially available, at least in Germany, with four drivetrain offerings.
On the petrol side of the fence there will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder in both 135kW/300Nm E200 and 180kW/370Nm E300 spec, and a E400 4Matic with a 245kW/480Nm 3.0-litre turbo V6.
There will also be a sole diesel model, the E220d with a 143kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. All models will be available exclusively with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Unlike the outgoing E-Class coupe and convertible, the new models now share their platform with the E-Class sedan and wagon rather than the smaller C-Class range.
This will mean, in time, the new E-Class coupe and convertible will spawn fully fledged AMG E63 performance models.
In all likelihood, the new E-Class coupe will go on sale in Europe and North America during the first half of 2017, meaning that an Australia launch won’t take place until the second half of the year.