2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rendering

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rendering

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.