Spotted testing on the continent, development cars show that the modifications will be focused on the car's bumpers, with some changes to its daytime running lights as well.
A new grille with two horizontal bars, as opposed to the current car’s single-bar design, can also be seen. Behind these, a less visible black grille replaces the current car’s silver-accented one.
Inside, the same changes that will be applied to the facelifted C-Class saloon, which is due this year, are expected for the coupé. They include a new touchpad, borrowed from the updated S-Class, a new steering wheel and a redesigned instrument panel.
Like the facelifted saloon, the coupé will also swap the incumbent 2.1-litre diesel engine of current C 220 d and C 250 d models for a new 2.0-litre unit. However, the 2.0-litre petrol engine that’s used in the C 200 and C 300 will remain.
Expect the minor changes to the range and inflation to push the start price of Mercedes’s two-door C-Class up a small amount. It currently starts at £32,280 for the entry C 200, with the AMG range opening at £46,280 for the C 43.