Last week Mercedes-Benz released first pictures for the new E-class Coupe, and you’d be forgiven for reacting to them with a massive shrug. After all, we’ve seen it all before – it looks like a larger C-class Coupe, which itself was a shrunken S-class Coupe. That said, the new car arguably looks best of the three – not as bloated as its big brother, but better-proportioned than its baby brother. Still, it’s not the obvious similarity to its stablemates that our regular reader Behta pointed out…
…rather, it’s the uncanny similarity from the rear to the now-discontinued Renault Laguna Coupe. That car, a curious creation, was an attempt by the French automaker to spice up the decidedly unsexy Laguna Mk III, and to their credit, the end result was quite good looking. As such, the similarity between the German and the French car is not an offense to the former, and even though normally one might think that looking like a mainstream car might harm the appeal of the E-class Coupe, I actually don’t think Renault sold enough of the Laguna Coupes for anyone to notice…
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