by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

SPY: The 2016 C-Class Coupé (C 205) is on its way to the official reveal

One year and a half after it introduced to the new 205 model series of the C-Class, Mercedes-Benz is expanding its offering with the arrival of the all new C-Class Coupé (C 205) or, shortly, C-Coupé. The second iteration of the two-door model will be a radical departure from today's C 204 generation. First official photos will hit the internet by 20th August, according to latest indications. Public unveiling will take place in September, at the IAA Frankfurt 2015.

Right from the beginning, the engineers and designers behind the C 205 project had a key objective in their minds: refined sportiness. Compared to the outgoing C 204, the new C-Coupé is riding on a lower ground clearance. Moreover, the body is somehow wider to improve lateral stability, but inside, the rear space and boot capacity have been sacrificed in favour of driving dynamics.

The DYNAMIC SELECT chassis comes as standard on the higher specification models, so expect a good dose of agility. Efficiency will be ensured via the precise and intelligent 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox, which will be offered as standard on the all diesel models and on a few, specific high-end variants. The exterior design is a continuation of the "Sensual Purity" dictone that was so lavishly demonstrated on the new S-Class Coupé (C 217). Gorden Wagener is confident enough to entitle the new C-Class Coupé as even more beautiful than its S-Class sibling.

The engine range will be borrowed from the limousine and estate variants. The entry-level model should not go below the current C 200 d Coupé with 136 hp. It will be then followed by the C 220 d Coupé with 177 hp, the C 200 Coupé with 184 hp, the C 250 d Coupé with 204 hp and the C 250 Coupé with 218 hp. The range-topping versions will be the C 400 Coupé with V6 power and 333 hp and the special C 450 AMG 4MATIC Coupé with 367 hp. We also expect to see the 4MATIC powertrain on several other versions, such as the C 220 d, the C 250 d, the C 250 and the C 400.

Mercedes-AMG will a dose of steroids to the new C-Class Coupé. At the start of sales, programmed for the end of 2015, the Affalterbach-based sports division will align at the starting grid two variants for the C 205: the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé model powered by the AMG M177 powerplant developing 476 hp and the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé with an output-upgraded version of the same engine producing no less than 510 hp and making use of several tweaks for the chassis, suspension and brakes in order to deliver a radical sporty sensation.

To celebrate the online reveal of the new car, Mercedes-AMG have created a webspecial which previews the C-Class Coupé through a set a of exciting teaser videos. The webspecial is available at the next address: .

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