Our Spies Caught The New E-Class Coupe With A Stupidly Sexy Roofline

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It looks just a bit like a shrunken S-Class Coupe. That's a good thing.

Mercedes-Benz has been taking its time with the new E-Class Coupe. The sedan, station wagon and AMG variant have all broken cover while the two-door continues to test. That testing looks like it will be wrapping up soon, at least if these spy shots are any indicator. The new E-Class Coupe had a bit of camouflage on it but nothing that makes you wonder too much what the final product will look like. Said final product looks a lot more coupe-y than the car that came before it, this thanks to its sloping roofline.

The old E-Class two-door had a sloping roofline, but comparing the two is like putting a bunny slope next to a double black diamond. For all you non-snow sport folks out there that analogy basically means that the old roofline was rounder and dropped off at an angle that was much less steep. Up front the new two-door is similar to the sedan that birthed it, save for that coupe-specific grille that all Mercedes have. Everything changes the farther down you let your eyes wander, with the B-pillar disappearing and the roofline practically falling off the face of the earth. The new E-Class Coupe almost looks a bit like the S-Class Coupe. We love the design of that titanic two-door and won't complain if its look migrates down on the line.

Powering the new coupe will be new inline-six engines which will replace the V6 units found in the current-gen E-Class Coupe. (Here's hoping the German automaker doesn't decide to ditch the V8 outright.) The newest member of the E-Class family should make its debut at the upcoming 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

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