Mercedes-Benz to offer true C-Class coupe, CLK badge will die next year
Mercedes-Benz will be reinventing its entire family of coupes as early as next year and the best part will be a true C-Class coupe instead of the hatchback looking CLC that is currently offered.
According to CAR, starting next year Mercedes-Benz will drop the CLK badge and will offer a E-Class Coupe inspired by the Concept FASCINATION seen at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The same will go for the CL which will now be called the S-Class Coupe. Both models will be moved up a notch in the lineup along with pricing.
The CLC will be dropped in favor of a true C-Class Coupe in 2010. That will in return spawn a C-Class convertible which will be positioned against the drop-top BMW 1 and 3-Series. Pricing for the C-Class convertible is expected to be less than the SLK. Nonetheless, the current CLC will play a major part in the remodeling of the bodystyle.
New engines will be offered with the C-Class coupe including a new 2.0L 4-cylinder direct-injection petrol, a new V6, a new 2.2L CDI and a range-topping 3.0L V6 CDI. We already know that around the same time Mercedes-Benz will also offer a hybrid variant of the C-Class.