Our spy photographers have caught new images of the 2012 Mercedes C-Class Coupe. See the pictures inside.

Our spy photographers have caught new images of the 2012 Mercedes C-Class Coupe.

Designed to compete with the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5, the C-Class Coupe features slim headlights (with integrated LED turn signals), an aggressive front bumper, a sporty character line, and an optional panoramic glass sunroof.

Under the hood, engine options will mirror those offered in the sedan. Unlike the E-Class Coupe, an AMG variant is expected. It will likely use a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 with 451 hp (336 kW / 457 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. If that doesn't sound exciting enough, there are rumors of an AMG Black Series.

The C-Class Coupe will be unveiled next year, so stay tuned to WCF for continuing coverage.