Slated for sale from 2015 is a C-class liftback, which insiders hint will resurrect the Sportcoupé nameplate. But unlike the earlier three-door Sportcoupé based on the third-generation C-class, the new one will receive a five-door layout similar to the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 3-series GT.
Details remain scarce, although sources suggest the new C-class Sportcoupé will use the same lengthened wheelbase as the Chinese-market C-class saloon, providing it with additional levels of rear seat legroom over the standard saloon, estate and coupé models set to be offered in the UK.
Also under development but yet to receive a definitive production date is a C-class cabriolet. Conceived around what will be the second-generation C-class coupé, the BMW 3-series convertible and Audi A5 cabriolet rival is earmarked to use a fabric hood.