The Mercedes C-class coupe has been confirmed for the first time.
Mercedes made the announcement while outlining plans to extend production at its Bremen plant, which will build the C-class aloon, estate, coupe and GLK from 2011.
The Mercedes C-class coupe will take the place of the CLC, and go on sale in 2011.
The C-Class coupe will be the second two-door based on the existing C-class, but the first to take its name into production.
Set to go on sale in the UK at the same time that facelifted versions of the existing saloon and estate reach showrooms in early 2011, the new C-class coupe has been conceived to replace the CLK, discontinued earlier this year after 12 years and two model generations.
The introduction of the C-Class coupe also spells the end for the CLC, a small sports hatch that was only recently updated. Sources indicated the model will be phased out and will be replaced by the new coupe.
The forthcoming two-door eschews a unique body shell and individual styling that made the CLK such a success for a comparatively upright look that draws heavily on the silhouette and detailing of its four-door siblings.