Although the new C Sportcoupe will mimic the design of the brand-new C-Class saloon, the coming coupe is actually built around the W 203 platform of the current model - and hence based on the chassis of the outgoing C-Class.

Back from the dead

Mercedes is going full throttle on replacing aging models by their respective successors, and here is proof this goes for the C Sportcoupe as well. The pictures were taken in northern Sweden and they show the new car for the first time ever. Although the new C Sportcoupe will mimic the design of the brand-new C-Class saloon, the coming coupe is actually built around the mechanics of the current model – and hence based on the chassis of the outgoing C-Class. The basic concept of the car – short coupe with huge tailgate – will remain unchanged, too.

Like with the outgoing model, buyers will have the option between the four-cylinder C180 (156 bhp, compressor) or C200 (184 bhp, compressor) and the six-cylinder C230 (204 bhp) or C350 (272 bhp). New on offer might be the C280 V6 delivering 231 bhp. Diesel enthusiasts might prefer the C200 CDI (136 bhp) or C220 CDI (170 bhp).

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SPY PHOTOS: All New Mercedes C Sportcoupe