Ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe’s debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September, a new prototype has been spied testing. This particular C-Class Coupe is wearing the least amount of camouflage we’ve seen on a C-Class Coupe test mule.
As with previous spy shots of similar testers, this one doesn’t feature any camouflage at the front end. What makes this one unique however is the fact that much of its rear fascia has been left exposed. Consequently, we get our first glimpse at the vehicle’s redesigned rear bumper as well as an unimpeded view of its sweeping roofline and short decklid.
Elsewhere, these shots reveal that the taillights of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will be unlike other C-Class variants and instead more like those from the S-Class Coupe. A final piece of black camouflage has been employed to hide the C-pillars design and small rear side windows while a colour-matched red rear diffuser is also present.
Not too long ago, it was confirmed that Mercedes-Benz has lowered the roofline of the new C-Class Coupe by 1.6 inches compared to the outgoing C-Class Coupe. While that would generally result in less headroom for rear passengers, the automaker opted for pushing the rear seats forward and dropping them be almost an inch to ensure the rear remains usable. This decision also means that the centre of gravity of the new C-Class Coupe will be lower than it currently is therefore aiding in handling.
Engine wise, the C-Class Coupe will be available with the same powertrains and in the same variants as other C-Class body styles. They will therefore include the likes of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 241 hp alongside the 3.0-litre V6 of the C450 AMG sedan and estate as well as the range-topping 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 powering both C63 AMG models.