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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Spied with Rakish Roofline

Rear end apes the design of the C-Class and S-Class Coupes.

We've seen the sedan, and now our spy photographers caught the coupe version of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class testing ahead of its debut. Predictably, the two-door E-Class has a more rakish roofline than the four-door, and takes design elements from the C-Class and S-Class coupes.

Aft of the A-pillar, the E-Class coupe features the same front end as the next-generation E-Class sedan, with ovoid headlights flanking a two-bar grille, though the nose is a bit lower. The coupe's profile presents a more significant departure, with a rounded greenhouse and a sharply raked rear window that tapers into a stubby rear decklid. There's some camouflage obscuring the rear end, but the wide horizontal taillights and curved trunklid look to be similar to those on the C-Class and S-Class coupes. The side windows on this prototype also suggest that the E-Class coupe will continue its B-pillar-less design that's been a staple of Benz coupes for a while now.

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, codenamed W213, will ride on a new platform and is expected to use a new family of six-cylinder engines. Along with the sedan and coupe, the lineup should include wagon and convertible bodystyles, along with the requisite AMG variants. New technology features include remote parking, high-resolution LED headlights, and a smartphone key function.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is expected to make its debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show in January, and the coupe should follow a few months later. Stay tuned for more information about this Benz two-door over the next few months, and check out the gallery of spy photos below in the meantime.