Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rendered front

A couple of convincing renderings of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe have just hit the net. While on first appearance they look like real photographs of the C-Class Coupe posing alongside a 2016 Ford Mustang, they were in fact created by a German magazine. While they are just renderings, they’re likely to be very close to the real thing.

At the front, they show that the C-Class Coupe will look essentially identical to the current C-Class sedan. This is hardly surprising however and far from a letdown. In fact, we expect the front of the C-Class Coupe to look the same as the sedan when it arrives at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September.

From the sides and rear however is where the C-Class Coupe becomes bespoke. Alongside the deletion of two doors, the sides feature two prominent parallel lines stretching from the front wheel arches to the rear wheel arches.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rendered rear

Elsewhere, taillights similar yet subtly different to those from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe are found alongside a custom rear bumper, heavily raked rear window, small bootlid lip spoiler and a body coloured rear diffuser. While all recently prototypes of the C-Class Coupe have featured camouflage, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the car looks 90 per cent the same as these renderings.

Not long after the C-Class Coupe launches, a cabriolet variant will reach the market. Consequently, the C-Class range will be available with four different body styles, the most ever. Unsurprisingly, the C-Class Coupe is tipped to receive identical powertrains to both the existing sedan and estate variations.

This will include the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, two four-cylinder diesels, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, and the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 for AMG models. Those AMG models are expected to be the ‘standard’ C63 AMG Coupe and C63 AMG S Coupe.

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