Spied: 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2015 S-Class Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Class Coupe were already spotted on the dry, paved roads of Europe, but, before winter ends, Mercedes' engineers took the two cars north to do some cold-weather testing.

The S-Class Coupe looks just as imposing as ever, with its blunt front end—it appears the CLA-Class was just the beginning for Merc’s front-end design language, and the SLS AMG’s one-bar grille is here to stay. The beltline is especially high, and you can barely make out a curving character line that runs down the side, eventually hitting the line at the top of the bulged rear quarter panel. Out back the trunklid forms a neat, subtle lip spoiler, beneath which Mercedes mounts a short stack of taillights. In profile, the car maintains the arcing window line and B-pillar-free design.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is expected to feature similar engines to the S-Class sedan, which probably means a continuation of the 4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8, 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8, and 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12. No word on if the current CL600’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-12 will continue.

As for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it’ll follow the CLA with an upright front end, but it’ll still strike a conservative tone in comparison to the flashy compact four-door coupe. To that end, the C-Class has a two-bar grille, and a gently sloping beltline (which looks similar to the current generation) and geometric, angled rear taillights. The entry-level sport sedan will probably offer the same powertrains as before—a 1.8-liter turbocharged four cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6, and 6.2-liter V-8—with perhaps the addition of the GLK250’s 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel, making 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. There’s also talk of a plug-in hybrid. Expect the C-Class to grow a little bit, as well, to help make room for the CLA in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.

Take a look at the snowy camo’d cars and let us know what you think in the comments.

The current MBZ C-Class is one the few models that has escaped Mercedes recent " let's put sculpture lines and ridges EVEYWHERE randomly on the sides" design direction.....Hope they don't ruin the last vestige of "timeless conservative" design that made them so successful in the first place....

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