Spyshots: 2012 Mercedes C-Klasse Coupe

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Last week, German manufacturer Mercedes Benz outlined its plans to flood the automotive market with no less than 20 models in the next five years. The plan is to maintain and, if possible, increase the current sales levels.

Of course, such a large number of models includes new releases, facelifts and variants of the existing models. The 2011 Mercedes C-Klasse Coupe falls into that last category.

With the release date of the model yet to be announced (some say it will be presented in March next year), the coupe version of the C-Klasse is meant to give the class the same variety of models as the E-Klasse. Unlike the coupe version of the E, however, this one will not be styled individually, but will borrow heavily from the saloon version.

That includes a very similar front end, taillights and rear bumper. What will really change however, and that's logical, given the model's segment, are the centre-section and the roofline. That means the doors and windows will be resized and reshaped as well.

For engines, the new C-Klasse coupe will use pretty much the same units as the ones fitted on the saloon, namely four or six cylinders petrol units developing in between 156 and 292 hp and diesel powerplants with outputs in between 136 and 231 hp.

A mild hybrid version, using a 20-hp electric motor, is also said to make it into production. Even rumors about a possible plug-in version of the model have surfaced, placing alongside the engine a 60 hp electric motor.

Price wise, the model is expected to be cheaper than the four door version, as it targets the customers of the existing C-Klasse coupe semi-hatch.
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