Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe to get twin-turbo V6, possible hybrid variant

We’ve been hearing for some time now that Mercedes-Benz is planning a true C-Class Coupe to replace the confusing lineup of the CLK (which was based on the C-Class priced at an E-Class level) and the CLC. Mercedes-Benz started clearing things up earlier this year with the introduction of the E-Class Coupe, which replaced the CLK. The CLC is scheduled to be replaced by a true C-Class Coupe sometime in 2011.

According to Inside Line, Mercedes-Benz plans on going head-to-head with the BMW 1-Series with the C-Class Coupe.

Power for the C-Class Coupe will come from a new family of 3.5L DOHC direct-injected V6 powertrains including a 300-hp twin-turbocharged. Sources say that hybrid version is also in the works.

Later on down the road, Mercedes-Benz will also introduce an AMG version with a new 5.5L twin-turbo V8.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line