The recently introduced Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has fueled the imagination of Theophilus Chin who decided to envision a four-door coupe version.
We heard Mercedes-Benz’s R&D boss Thomas Weber saying back in May 2014 that there will be additional variations of the C-Class beyond the familiar body styles. He even specified there is room in the company's lineup for a third four-door coupe model which would slot above the CLA and below the CLS. This can only mean something along the lines of a CLC could see the light of production day in the years to come and we won't be too surprised if it will stay close to these renders.
Until then, the C-Class family will gain a fourth member next year when Mercedes-Benz will introduce the cabriolet which means that even if green-lighted for production, the CLC won't be out sooner than 2017 to go head to head with the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback. This won't be the first time when the Daimler-owned will use the "CLC" moniker as between 2008 and 2011 there was a three-door hatchback coupe with a fastback profile based on the C-Class W203 which served as an evolution of the Sportcoupe model.