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2012 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS COUPE

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2012 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS COUPE

SPY PHOTOSILLUSTRATIONS

By Drew Johnson

It's been a few months since we've seen Mercedes-Benz upcoming C-Class Coupe in the wild, but testing of the 3-Series fighter has resumed, with our spy photographers sending us the first even interior pictures of the C-Class Coupe.

Set to launch next year, the 2012 C-Class Coupe has shed some of its camo, and has even given up its interior secrets. The C-Class Coupe will feature a revised interior that will also surface in the updated version of the C-Class sedan.

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.

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

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Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe shows off its insides

by Jeff Glucker (RSS feed) on Sep 14th 2010 at 3:00PM

We know that Mercedes-Benz is planning on rolling out both a coupe and convertible version of its popular C-Class sedan, and now we also have an idea of what the interior is going to look like. We're still quite curious to see the upcoming luxury coupe parked next to its two-door E-Class brethren. The E-Class currently rides on the C-Class platform and it will be interesting to see how the two vehicles stack up in the size department.

We have some burning questions to ask the automaker and we hope to have answers courtesy of the upcoming Paris Motor Show. What are the price points for the 2011 C-Class coupe, cabrio, and redesigned sedan? Will the two-door C-Class ride on the same platform as the sedan? Most importantly, when can we get the keys to a C63 coupe?

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http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/14/spy-shots-2011-mercedes-benz-c-class-coupe-shows-off-its-inside/

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