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Video: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe spotted with new design

A prototype version of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has been spotted in Germany, taking on the new C-Class shape.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe prototype

While the new C-Class sedan and wagon have been on sale for a while now, the C-Class Coupe  currently on the market is the old version which uses the previous styling.

The prototype features a fresh design, incorporating a two-tier grille layout at the front, new slimmer and wider headlights topped with LEDs, and more defined body lines down the sides.

Underneath, the two-door is set to feature Mercedes’s MRA platform which is seen on the current sedan and wagon. With this we can expect improved handling and agility, and potentially a lighter kerb weight.

In terms of engine specs, the new C-Class Coupe is set to come with a similar lineup of engines offered in the sedan. The highlight of the lot will be the C 450 AMG Sport, which uses a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 producing 270kW and 517Nm.

Official market entry details are yet to be confirmed, however, it’s believed a proper unveiling will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. For performance enthusiasts, the next AMG V8 version is expected next year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.