A new prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has been spied in the midst of testing with this particular test mule snapped during a round of testing on an ice racetrack in the heart of Northern Sweden.

According to the spy photographer, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe prototype in question was outfitted with the firm’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Despite the added grip provided by the system, the engineers were still able to easily kick out the car’s rear-end around the ultra-slippery snow-covered corners.

When the C-Class Coupe launches at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September, it will become the third C-Class variant after the sedan and estate. The C-Class range will then get bigger than ever before with a convertible due to arrive after the Coupe.

While speaking with Autocar about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, the German firm’s design chief Gorden Wagener said its design will be even sleeker than that of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Additionally, it will also apparently have a “more beautiful design”.

As with previous generations of the C-Class Coupe, engine options are expected to carry over from the C-Class sedan. Engine options include a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 with 329 hp or a smaller, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 241 hp. Elsewhere, the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 is likely to be offered in AMG guise for the C-Class Coupe.

[Via Carscoops]

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