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Following the interior design reveal of the new W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class from earlier today, our spy photographers have managed to spot the car’s coupe sibling being tested on public streets. The car is still very much under wraps, but is undoubtedly an E-Class Coupe.

With no official information available yet, we hope that, at the very least, the new E-Class coupe will not be a re-skinned C-Class coupe like the current model is. The new car is expected to ride on a modular MRA architecture platform similarly sized to the new E-Class sedan.

It’s hard to tell from these images alone, but it does look like its wheelbase is longer than its predecessor’s, also featuring short overhangs at the front and rear. Should that truly be the case, increased cabin space over the previous model is almost certain.

From the side, the car’s silhouette is very familiar – you could easily pin this down to being a larger CLA or C-Class coupe. The stretched frameless front windows noticeably push the B-pillars way back to where they would usually be.

At the rear, it looks like the E-Class coupe will get a boot-lid spoiler of some sort. Worryingly, the tail lights at this stage appear very similar to that of the C-Class coupe’s, and therefore the S-Class coupe as well. We’re hoping that the E doesn’t plainly end up being a middle-ground version plonked between the S and C coupe models.

On top of being larger than before, the interior of the car is expected to follow the new E-Class’ design, combining elements from the new S- and C-Class models. Likewise, engine options should mirror that of the new W213 – more details of this are expected to be announced at its debut on January 11 next year.

While Mercedes-Benz has no direct competitor for the BMW M4 at the moment, Mercedes-AMG is expected to put forth a full-blown AMG E63 Coupe in the future. Interested?


GALLERY: W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan interior