Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe confirmed, coming next year

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its C-Class model range will indeed include the addition of a Coupe variant in 2011. The automaker is expanding its Bremen plant for the production of the fourth model of the high-volume C-Class model range. This will be a new addition to Bremen”s current production portfolio in the C-Class segment, consisting of the sedan, the wagon and the compact GLK SUV.

“The decision by the Board of Management to produce the Coupé version of the current C-Class here in Bremen as well represents another important milestone on our way to becoming Mercedes” competence centre for the C-Class and is a clear sign of the trust in the Bremen team’s capabilities and standards,” said Peter Schabert, Head of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

“Allocating production of the new Coupé to the plant is in keeping with this strategy,” Mercedes-Benz said in a statement. “As announced in December 2009, the launch of the next generation of the C-Class at the plant as of 2014 will see production of the C-Class Saloon for markets in Europe concentrated at a single location together with the production of the other C-Class model variants.”

– By: Omar Rana