By far the most interesting part of the teaser video is the brief moment we are able to catch a glimpse of the taillights, which have a different shape and look compared to its brothers, the C- and S-Class coupes. Mercedes is showing off the rear lighting clusters exhibiting the so-called “stardust effect” originally introduced on the E-Class Sedan to lend the rear end a fancy apperance, especially at night.
Thanks to an abundance of spy shots, we have a pretty accurate idea of what to expect from the exterior design, one that will blend cues from the other two coupes. As for the interior, it will obviously have a lot in common with the other two body styles of the E on sale today, the sedan and the wagon. However, there are going to be a few subtle changes, such as the different design of the air vents and obviously new front seats. In addition, the spy video below is showing the new E-Class Coupe is going to have a small third-side window, thus proving Mercedes was trying to conceal it earlier this month on a thinly camouflaged prototype spotted at its R&D center in Sindelfingen, Germany.
In terms of the hardware, the midsize coupe will have just about the same engines as the other two E-Class members. Rumor has it a brand new inline-six 3.0-liter will be installed in a hot E50 variant, but it’s a secret at this point how much power it will develop. We do know that in the S-Class facelift due in 2017 it will have more than 408 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and in excess of 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque.
Following its online reveal on Wednesday, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe will receive its world debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.