A 2017 (C238) Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe prototype has been caught testing near the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
Despite wearing full camouflage, it isn’t hard to see its resemblance to its smaller brother, the C-Class Coupe.
The prototype seen here is likely to be wearing an AMG kit, due to its larger front air intakes and a visible rear diffuser at the back.
On close inspection, we can also see the new E-Class coupe will dispense with a B-pillar, and likely feature retractable rear side windows.
Like the previous-generation, the C238 E-Class Coupe will be based on the current C-Class platform, with the lineup likely to mirror the E-Class sedan range. That means a 135kW/300Nm four-cylinder E200 Coupe and the 245kW/480Nm six-cylinder E400 Coupe, while the turbo-diesel mills will include the 143kW/400Nm E220d Coupe and 190kW/620Nm E350d Coupe.
High-performance AMG variants can also be expected, including the E63 AMG Coupe featuring AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with at least 420kW/750Nm.
The 2017 E-Class Coupe will likely debut at the end of 2016 or early 2017, with Australian sales slatted for sometime in 2017.