2012 Mercedes C55 AMG Coupe spied

Our spies have managed to catch several new images of the 2012 Mercedes C55 AMG Coupe.

Spotted wearing minimal camouflage, the coupe appears to have a front end that is virtually identical to the sedan variant which leaked late last month.  Further back, the car's profile is similar to the standard C-Class coupe but there's modified side sills, a larger rear spoiler, a four-tailpipe exhaust system, and AMG wheels which cover a high-performance braking system with cross-drilled brake discs.

Unlike the sedan and estate, which use a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 with 451 hp (336 kW / 457 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, the coupe is slated to feature a naturally-aspirated version of the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 from the S63 AMG and CLS63 AMG. Details are limited, but the engine is expected to produce 422 hp (315 kW / 428 PS) and have multi-cylinder deactivation for improved fuel efficiency.

No word on when the car will be unveiled, but the standard model is scheduled to debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Model Mercedes C-Class
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