by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte
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Upcoming Mercedes-Benz models >> C-Klasse Coupe & mini-SLS AMG


Mercedes-Benz is focused on the target of delivering its customers a competitive mid-class coupe, that shall also be an opponent for the BMW 3er Coupe. The C-Klasse Coupe will arrive in time for 2011. On the other hand, the German carmaker wants to further extend its supercar lineup.


The 2011 C-Klasse Coupe will be built on the current C-Klasse technical platform. The aesthetiques will resemble those of the refreshed C-Klasse models, also to be introduced in the fall of 2010. The engine range will feature new or updated powerplants, which are highly oriented towards achieving exemplary fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels. Among the technical premieres, there are worth mentioning the new 'MoVe' units, an acronym which stands for 'Modular V6 & V8 engines'. It was reported that Mercedes-Benz could also offer a hybrid powertrain for the new C-Klasse Coupe.
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The recently unveiled SLS AMG will stand as the basis for developing new, smaller supercars. The underpinnings of the modern Gullwing will find their way onto a new sports car, probably dubbed 'SSK AMG'. Apart from borrowing its name from the legendary Mercedes-Benz SSK models of the 1920s, the little brother of the SLS AMG will not be sporting the top-mounted doors;instead, it will go for conventional, front-hinged ones. Moreover, the beast under the hood of the SSK will be represented by the new AMG 5,5 litres V8 twin-turbo unit, currently in the development stage and capable of producing well over 500 BHP. Mercedes-Benz might launch the SSK AMG model in 2014.

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