It seems car companies just can’t keep a lid on all the exciting new products they’re cooking up. Last month photos surfaced early of the redesigned 2012 Mercedes C-Class Sedan set to debut in Detroit. This week, photos from the brochure of the brand new C-Class Coupe have made their way onto the web long before the car’s debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show in March.
The C-Class Coupe uses the front end from the newly reskinned sedan but from the A-pillar to the rear bumper it looks to be a clean sheet redesign of the sheet metal. The interior also looks to be carried over from the new C sedan as well but with obvious variations to accommodate the lack of rear doors.
There is no official word yet on possible powertrain choices for the Coupe version of the entry-level Mercedes but we suspect it will be similar to the coupe with the 228-horspwer V-6 and 300-horsepower direct-injection V-6. The new direct-injection turbocharged I-4 is a possibility, but may depend on demand. The introduction of an M3 fighting C63 AMG Coupe is a given and Black Series C-Class Coupe prototypes have also been spotted testing.