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Spy Shot: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Fewer doors, more fun?

by on Jan.29, 2016

An "informed" rendering of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.

We got our first look at the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, and while the German maker was planning to make us wait to see the 2-door version of the midsize line, our friends at Topspeed caught a glimpse of the E-Coupe and offered to share it with readers of TheDetroitBureau.com.

Despite the heavy camouflage, there are enough obvious details for the rendering that opens things up here. Under the mesh grille, the E-Coupe’s front end is expected to be a virtual clone of what we’ve already seen on the new E-Class sedan. That includes the distinctive, almost cat’s eye LED headlamps framing the new, oversized Mercedes grille.

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The sedan features a more curvaceous roof than the classic Mercedes sedan, but the E-Class Coupe gets a truly curvaceous roofline, with unique character lines and a different quarter window. The bottom line is a look that is decidedly more sporty than the four-door model, as well as the outgoing E-Coupe.

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Spy Shots: 2017 Lincoln Continental

A little less the Bentley clone?

by on Jul.21, 2015

Not quite the Bentley we saw when the Lincoln Continental Concept debuted in NY.

Lincoln’s reentry into the premium luxury sedan market begins early next year when Ford Motor Co. takes the wraps – make that the jigsaw camouflage - off of the production version of the 2017 Continental.

While we’ll have to wait to see the final sheet metal, our spies captured some first images of this road-going prototype undergoing testing. One of the biggest questions has been whether the final version will be so nearly as much Bentley-esque as the concept version that made its surprise debut at the New York Auto Show in April.

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But from what we can see through the camo, you can spot some major differences between the 2017 Lincoln Continental and the Bentley Flying Spur. So, maybe the U.S. maker will have cut some of its stamping dies, after all.

Compared to the Concept Continental, we see rear fenders that are higher, rear quarter windows that have sharper angles, a front end that is more blunt, headlights that are horizontal and rectangular, and a belt line offering less slope at the rear.

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