Based on the 2012 C-Class sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has recently been seen on the U.S. mainland. Previously, this C-Class coupe had only been seen testing at the Nurbrugring in Germany, as a near-production prototype. This is a timely development as the previous C-Class coupe, the CLS was not successful in the U.S. This was because of dated-looking styling that did not engender itself to Mercedes’ intended market, where there are competitive and possibly better choices.
The new C-Class coupe was spotted at Mercedes’ Long Beach Vehicle Processing Center in California (with a few other soon-to-be-released models), where it will join the C-Class sedan in showrooms this year. As expected, the coupe and sedan will wear facelifted styling similar to the new E-Class, with LED daytime running lights below the headlights, with a wide, mesh-covered lower air intake below a two-bar grille. All in all, it looks like a smaller E-Class coupe.
As with the sedan, engine options would most probably be mid-displacement 3-liter sixes with 6-speed manuals and 7-speed automatics as transmission choices. Probable AMG versions would be V8 turbocharged monsters.