Mercedes will add a second sports coupe to its range in June with a new C-Class based two-door, priced from around £30k.
The spiritual successor to the CLK will compete head-on with the BMW 3-series coupe and Audi A5, which have dominated the market since the CLK was dropped in 2009.
Under the skin, the new C-Class coupe shares a platform with the revised C-Class saloon and at 4590mm long is the same length, too. The two-door, however, is clad in sleeker-looking sheetmetal with a 41mm lower roofline.
Key new styling details are a rising beltline and a unique “upsweep” in the base of the third window, which Merc says “adds a sporty flourish and enhances the coupe’s powerful shoulders”.
Standard UK spec will include an AMG Sports pack with lowered suspension, 18inch alloys and bodykit. An AMG range-topper is slated for launch in September, possibly after a NY Show debut in April.