The coming two-door Coupe version of the new Mercedes C-Class is at least a year away from showrooms, according to new reports out of Europe.
The sleek new C-Class range has so far appeared in sedan and Estate wagon form, along with the hero C 63 performance flagship.
Now, a new report with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport suggests that the Coupe model will make its global debut in December 2015.
But, as was the case with the larger S-Class Coupe, we can likely expect the new C-Class Coupe to appear in concept form at a major international motor show before debuting in production form later in the year.
The new C-Class has also been spied testing in drop-top Cabriolet form in recent months.
A heavy layer of camouflage obscures the details of those hard-top prototypes, although it appears likely that we can expect the two-door C-Class models to feature their own unique tail-light design, separate to the compact units worn by the sedan.
We can again look to the S-Class Coupe for an idea of what we’ll likely see at the rear end of the C-Class Coupe.
With the Coupe and Cabriolet due late next year, Mercedes-AMG’s high-powered models should follow sometime in 2016, driven by the same 350kW bi-turbo 4.0 litre V8 featured in the new sedan model.
Expect the regular models to also share their powertrains with the sedan range, with small 2.0 litre turbo diesel and petrol mills likely to provide motivation.
Watch for more details to surface in the coming year.
Pictured top of article: C 63 AMG Coupe rendering by Design RM.