2011 Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe - Spied

What once was the CLK is now the E-class coupe.

You can't trust model designations these days. For example, carmakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW only vaguely hint at actual engine displacement anymore with badges like C63 AMG (actually a 6.2-liter V-8) and 328i (really a 3.0-liter inline-six). This year, Mercedes is taking the whole thing a step further with the new E-class coupe.

To wit, the E coupe, styled close to the E sedan that was officially revealed this week, is actually based on the current C-class, although it will likely have a few techno-gimmicks not available on the smaller sedan.

Good Looking—and Thorough

Our spies have captured the new coupe almost without disguise in both standard trim (the white car) as well as with the optional AMG body kit (silver car). The headlights and taillights are still taped off, as are the diminutive LED strips which do a poor job mimicking Audi's well-integrated LED daytime running lights.

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