All-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has been caught virtually undisguised, ahead of its September Frankfurt motor show debut.
The sparse pieces of duct tape still adorning the rear end can’t hide the fact the new C-Class Coupe will be leaning heavily on the gorgeous C-Class saloon (with which shares its mechanical package) for styling inspiration. Of course, the overall appearance is still quite reminiscent of that of the recently introduced S-Class Coupe complete with slim LED taillights.
The C-Class sedan parallels stop from the A-pillar onwards. The new Coupe features unique detailing such as the long frameless doors, fixed B-pillars, a heavily plunging roofline, prominent hunches over the rear wheel arches, a generously tapered glasshouse, acutely angled rear window, high-set bootlid, horizontally mounted tail-lights and trapezoidal tailpipes integrated into the lower section of the rear bumper.
Even if the MRA platform will be lifted straight from the current C-Class sedan, following the move upmarket for the future E-Class Coupe and Cabrio to the bigger model’s architecture, Mercedes-Benz have ensured the new Coupe gets unique settings. The new two door is set to receive re-tuned springs and dampers with the revised suspension lowered by 15mm. The C-class Coupe also gets a lower center of gravity and larger diameter anti-roll bars with firmer bushings. All in the name of pure sportiness!
The C-Class’ engine range will be carried over as well, with a choice of turbocharged petrols and diesel engines, while AMG’s brand new 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 AMG with over 500 HP will power the range-topping Mercedes-AMG version.
The new C-Class Coupe will hit Mercedes showrooms this September with its Cabrio sibling already confirmed for 2016 as well.