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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

By Mark Kleis

Mercedes-Benz has officially promised the coming of a C-Class Coupe in 2011, as suggested inseveral earlier reports by Leftlane. Now Leftlane has two illustrations that are the most accurate representations of the future model created to date.

The illustrations are based on several series of spy photos captured by Leftlane, shown below, as well as by analyzing current and near-future design trends at the luxury German automaker.

What we do know

The C-Class Coupe will be developed and produced at the Bremen plant, on the same assembly line as three existing models.

Mercedes stopped short of releasing specifics on the C-Class Coupe, stopping simply at confirming a 2011 introduction and the whereabouts of its origin. The current C-Class offering price from $33,600 in the U.S., and start with a base 3.0-liter 228 horsepower V6 with a rear-wheel drive platform. The C-Class also offers a 268 horsepower 3.5-liter V6, but commands a $6,000 premium for its 40 horsepower improvement.

We expect the same aforementioned drivetrains to be offered on the C-Class Coupe at its introduction, with a future AMG model like that of the existing C63 AMG Sedan – starting at $57,350 and powered by a 451 horsepower 6.3-liter V8 – a possibility. Although an AMG variant is almost certainly in the cards for the C-Class Coupe, Leftlane anticipates a switch to a smaller 5.5-liter V8, coupled with twin-turbochargers as Mercedes moves towards smaller, more fuel-efficient engines.

Mercedes’ Bremen plant, where the C-Class Coupe will be produced in 2011, is a massive facility that operates a flexible assembly line, which currently produces the C-Class Saloon, C-Class Estate and GLK. Starting with the 2011, Mercedes will add the C-Class Coupe to the same assembly line.

“The decision by the Board of Management to produce the Coupé version of the current C-Class here in Bremen as well represents another important milestone on our way to becoming Mercedes’ competence centre for the C-Class and is a clear sign of the trust in the Bremen team’s capabilities and standards,” says Peter Schabert, head of Mercedes-Benz’ Bremen plant.

link:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/mercedes-benz-c-class-coupe.html

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