The current Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe doesn’t exactly look old but the German automaker is hard at work developing a facelift for the entire E-Class family.
Images for our trusty spy photographers show that the alterations made to the E-Class Coupe will be quite minor. Sure, the prototype pictured does feature some tape across its front and rear but it’s pretty obvious that there are no dramatic styling changes on the cards.
Up front, the presence of camouflage across the front bumper indicates that Mercedes has developed some new elements at the car’s fascia, including revised air intakes. Additionally, alterations have clearly been made to the headlights.
Curiously, there are no other parts of the car which are hidden from view, except for the rear fascia where there is some tape over the new taillights. While Mercedes has clearly designed new taillights for the E-Class Coupe, they will remain very similar to those units found on the C-Class Coupe and S-Class Coupe.
Interior changes will probably be limited and may include a new steering wheel, touchpad, and the latest version of the company’s excellent MBUX infotainment system.
Those hoping the small styling changes would make way for big mechanical updates will likely be disappointed. We don’t expect to see any significant changes made to the current engine line-up, meaning the company’s relatively-new straight-six petrol and diesel units will remain on offer. As the current E-Class Coupe isn’t sold in potent E63 AMG guise, we don’t expect the facelifted model to get the company’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe should premiere before the end of the year or in early 2020.