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Rendered: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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Mercedes-Benz's last C-Class coupe, the CLC, wasn't a great success, particularly here in the U.S., in part because of its awkward styling and in part--towards the end--because it was actually based on the previous-generation car, with only minor styling tweaks to update its look. Now Mercedes is working on an all-new version of the C-Class Coupe, previewed here in this latest computer-generated rendering and seen for the first time recently testing in prototype form.

The new C-Class Coupe is expected to make its debut sometime next year as a 2011 model, wearing the front-end looks of the soon-to-be-facelifted C-Class sedan. As previous spy shots show, the Coupe's proportions are more in line with the rest of the range, looking a bit like a down-sized E-Class Coupe.

While the front bumper is still clad heavily in camouflage, it looks like the nose will get a look similar to that of the new E-Class, possibly with LED daytime running lights below the headlights, and a wide, mesh-covered lower air intake below a two-bar grille.

Drivetrain options should mirror the Sedan, meaning here in the U.S. a choice of 3.0-liter or 3.5-liter V-6s, and possibly an AMG variant. If the AMG C-Class Coupe does come, it'll likely get the new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in other Mercedes AMG products, like the new CL-Class. Both six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions are expected across the range.

We're still about a year away from the car's debut, however, so don't be surprised if the specifications of the final car vary widely from what we can predict today.

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  1. Wow... Looks like every single other render so far... This is just a C-Class front that's been blended onto an E-Class body... Looks like a nice alternative to the 3 series, but I would still pay the extra to go up to an A5...
     
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  2. That awkward hatchback was very useful when my wife had hers. Fold the seats and I fit my entire full stack and 2 bass guitars in that thing whenever I played out. We also brought home a glass top table with it, lid closed. It was actually a very practical alternative to a small SUV. Never had a single problem with it for the hundred+ thousand miles she had it either. The only negative I had about it was it's capabilities in the white stuff. Even then the had an array of TCS and ESC systems to "help" if you want t o call it that.The CLK is much more expensive than a 3-series or a5. People have always been confused over its positioning due to its name and use of the c-class platform, but it has always been in the e-class price range. Since BMW never made a 5-series coupe (the 6-series is far more expensive and uses some 7er parts), it’s hard to find a good comparison. Audi doesn’t have an A6 coupe or convertible either, so the CLK kind of stands on its own.
     
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