The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé is on sale now and the first models will reach the UK this December.
Prices start at £30,995 for the entry-level C200 petrol model rising to £66,910 for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.
The second-generation C-Class Coupé, which is a rival for the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series, takes on a more striking appearance and will eventually be offered with a wider range of engines than the first-generation model originally introduced in 2011.
The new Mercedes-Benz is the second model in an expanded four-strong C-Class line-up, following on from fifth-generation C-Class saloon and C-Class estate models launched last year, and the upcoming first-generation C-Class Cabriolet due to get an airing at next year’s Geneva motor show.
As revealed in earlier scoop photographs, the appearance of the new Mercedes-Benz model, known under the internal codename C205, leans heavily on that of the latest C-Class saloon. The two share the same basic front-end styling treatment through to the leading edge of the doors. From there back, the second-generation C-Class Coupé closely mimics the design of the latest S-Class Coupé.
Key exterior design elements include uniquely shaped headlights, a bold grille with diamond-shaped inserts, prominent front wheel arch flares, strong structure to the flanks, heavily plunging roofline, prominent hunches over the rear wheel arches, a generously tapered glasshouse, acutely angled rear window, high-set boot lid, horizontally mounted tail-lights and trapezoidal tailpipes integrated into the lower section of the rear bumper.
To underscore its sporting intent, the new coupé receives a more rakish glasshouse than its four-door sibling. Like the A5 and 4 Series, it retains a B-pillar in the interest of structure integrity. The doors, described by project leader Christian Früh as among the longest on any existing Mercedes-Benz model, are frameless.