The highly-anticipated Mercedes C190 has been spied at the Nürburgring. See the photos of AMG's new sports car inside

The highly-anticipated Mercedes C190 has been spied at the Nürburgring.

Caught pulling out of a garage, the sports car has a familiar design which is heavily influenced by the SLS AMG. Despite the styling similarities, the C190 is smaller and adopts a sportier design with a flowing roofline. We can also see conventional doors, a trunk-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

Under the hood, we can expect a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops approximately 485 HP (357 kW). There could also be an S variant with 550 HP (404 kW) as well as a range-topping Black Series model with 585 HP (430 kW).

The C190 is expected to be launched in 2015 and eventually replace the SLS AMG.  Despite previous reports that the model could be called the SLC, rumors suggest it won't adopt the "SL" prefix.

Since the model is envisioned as a Porsche 911 competitor, it will be significantly more affordable than its predecessor with a rumored base price of roughly €109,000 ($143,170 / €92,450).

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