12-22-2012, 10:11 PM #1
Rendering preview of the C207 E-Class coupe facelift
Mercedes-Benz recently revealed the facelifted W212 E-Class for the 2014 model year and naturally the C207 coupe will be receiving similar treatment. The renderings below give an idea of what the coupe will look like which is obviously very similar to the facelifted sedan. The coupe seemingly looking better with the facelift however. Changes to the E-Class coupe will likely mostly be cosmetic although it may also get the diesel hybrid powertrain.
What Mercedes-Benz really should offer in the facelift is an E63 AMG model based on the coupe already. Only the sedan gets the treatment and lighter coupe with the M157 Twin Turbo 5.5 liter V8 would be one of the strongest cars in the AMG lineup. It is likely because it would step on so many toes and be such a great value that it is not currently produces. Odd, considering the CLK which this is the spiritual successor of did receive AMG variants. Hopefully Mercedes-Benz decided an E63 AMG Coupe is good for business.
12-22-2012, 11:36 PM #2
12-22-2012, 11:42 PM #3
12-23-2012, 03:22 PM #4
I wish they would just make an E63 coupe, too, but I think the problem comes from the fact that the E coupe rides on a C class chassis. Maybe Mercedes' thinking is that the TT V8 is too powerful for the C class chassis (or maybe it just won't fit?) and they decided against having different motors for the E coupe and sedan.
12-23-2012, 04:43 PM #5
12-23-2012, 05:06 PM #6
12-23-2012, 05:23 PM #7
With the previous generation CLK they didn't do the CLK63 AMG in a coupe until the Black Series. Their concern is likely a car that costs a lot less than the others yet outperforms them.
I think it's time for an E63 AMG Coupe. They did the C63 AMG coupe...