The new Mercedes C-class coupe has been spied virtually undisguised ahead of its launch at January’s Detroit motor show.
The coupe will be launched alongside facelifted saloon and estate C-class models and will sport those car’s styling changes, including new headlamps, a more contoured bonnet and a reprofiled bumper, changes inspired by the new E-class range.
The new C-class coupe has been conceived to replace the CLK, discontinued earlier this year after 12 years and two model generations. It also spells the end for the CLC, a small sports hatch that was only recently updated.
Unlike the E-class coupe, however, the C-class version will not be modified and offered in cabriolet guise.
Engine options are likely to mirror those of the saloon range, including reworked versions of today’s four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and an optional seven-speed automatic gearbox in place of the current five-speed unit.
The C-class coupe will also spawn a BMW M3-rivalling C63 AMG model, as well as potentially a hardcore Black Series variant.