Check out the new photos of the next Mercedes C-Class Coupe, and find out a few details about the car. The story inside.

Spies in Southern Germany managed to catch a series of photos featuring both a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe prototype and a crash test vehicle.  While the prototype is masked by camouflage, the crash test unit does reveal quite a bit.

Seen unmasked, the car has a nice roof line, somewhat large wheel arches, and a b-pillar that hits the door at a near 90-degree angle.  It also gives us a better idea of the rear side window shape, which end with a slightly upwards line and the glass coming to a point. 

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe will be produced at the automaker's plant in Bremen.  The factory handles the estate and saloon versions of the C-Class, and will handle the GLK soon.  Mercedes' new coupe will hit showrooms simultaneously with the facelifted estate and saloon in 2011.

Because of this, it is expected that the new C-Class coupe will only stay on the market for a couple of years before the next-generation C-Class hits the market.