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Mercedes Benz officially announced the 2012 C-Class Coupe on its way to production at the Bremen in the beginning of 2011. The addition of the Coupe gives Mercedes Benz three different variants of the C-Class. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan will carry a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which will be a bit more expensive compared to its sedan version. No official release of photos or details of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe yet. Much of the C-Class Coupe photos on the Internet are rendering photos of the bigger-size 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe.
“The decision by the Board of Management to produce the Coupé version of the current C-Class here in Bremen as well represents another important milestone on our way to becoming Mercedes’ competence centre for the C-Class and is a clear sign of the trust in the Bremen team’s capabilities and standards,” says Peter Schabert, head of Mercedes-Benz’ Bremen plant.
The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe much sharper and sportier looking than the larger, more expensive, over-styled E-Class Coupe. From the side look trailing edge to the rear window, the Mercedes-Benz C-class seems to take its design cue from the BMW 3-Series.
As always, the European models will have five different engine configuration: 180 CGI (1.8-liter I-4,156 hp); 250 CGI (1.8-liter I-4, 204 hp); 350 CGI (3.5-liter V-6, 306 hp); 220 CDI (2.2-liter turbodiesel, 170 hp); 250 CDI (2.2-liter turbodiesel, 204 hp).
Mercedes has not released prices for the new 2012 C-Class Coupe but that doesn’t stop us from making an educated guess. The current 2010 C-Class sedan costs about $33,600 in the U.S., and start with a base 3.0-liter 228 horsepower V6 with a rear-wheel drive platform. The current C-Class sedan also offers a 268 horsepower 3.5-liter V6, but with a $6,000 premium for its 40 horsepower improvement. So, we can safely estimate that the starting price of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will be around $39,900 to $41,000.
The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will be due around March 2011, and it will compete with models like the BMW 3-Series, Infiniti G37, and Lexus IS.