Report: Turbocharged And Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupes Planned

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rendering

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rendering

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Mercedes-Benz is currently working on a new C-Class Coupe model to replace the ungainly CLC and provide genuine competition for BMW’s 1-Series and 3-Series range of Coupes, and to do so the automaker is planning to offer a range of advanced powertrains.

Despite coming in towards the end of the current C-Class model’s life-cycle, the new C-Class Coupe, which is expected to bow in late this year or early next, will benefit from Mercedes-Benz’ next-generation powertrain technology.

Dubbed “MoVe” for modular V-6 and V-8s, the new engines will comprise of smaller but more powerful turbocharged and direct-injected units.

The C-Class Coupe will feature a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V-6, plus a smaller twin-turbocharged unit outputting as much as 300 horsepower. A high-performance AMG unit is also expected, featuring a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8.

The story doesn’t end there as there’s speculation that Mercedes-Benz will also launch a hybrid model consisting of an electric motor matched to a naturally-aspirated V-6. For more information on the C-Class Coupe, check out our previous story by clicking here.


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Comments (6)
  1. i really wish this hybrid thing would pass or they could at least make it more worth whilesh

  2. This is a strange photo, since the E-Coupe is already based on a C-class why would they make the same car in a C-Class. If they are taking on the 1-series (which is due for a redesign, and the cartoony looks have grown on me with the sport package) it would have to be smaller than a C-Class since the 1 is way smaller. A C-coupe would take on a 3-series.

  3. Car looks pretty good, the rear seats will be useless for anyone taller than a 6 year old... I hate the rear legroom in my c-class.I'm more interested in that fact that AMG will be replacing their 5.5 Kompressor motor with a 5.5 biturbo. The supercharged 5.5 liter is one of the best motors put out by AMG in 20 years...

  4. Shocking as this will sound aloe vera, not everyone can afford the E-class coupe, so MB will have a smaller model which costs less.

  5. The E Class was ment for the upper middle class, while the C Class was ment for the upper middle/lower class. BUT the C Class was also ment for one to two people.

  6. Hi Guy's,
    it would have to be smaller than a C-Class since the 1 is way smaller. A C-coupe would take on a 3-series.

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