As per the latest report, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will revive the SportCoupe nameplate.
Recently we have been hearing lots of rumors and speculations about the C-Class (W205) as we approach to the car’s unveiling that is to take place at NAIAS in January in Detroit. The liftback version that we have heard of will actually be a new SportCoupe that will compete with Audi A5 Sportback.
Unlike the previous Sportcoupe which had a three-door layout, the new one will be a five-door configuration and will supposedly ride on the China-only extended-wheelbase C-Class sedan which means that it will come with more rear legroom than the regular version.
A fabric roof C-Class Cabriolet based on the coupe is also in the works but as of now the same has not been approved for production. Other versions on the way that we can expect will be a frugal C300 Bluetec Hybrid diesel and a plug-in C300 gasoline hybrid. The range-topping C63 AMG will reportedly make use of a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine which will also power the C190.
Well we will have to wait for more confirmed details to be revealed regarding the SportCoupe and Cabrio.