With the death of the CLK, Mercedes-Benz is missing a smaller entry level coupe in its lineup. The E-Class coupe is nice, but definitely not cheap with a starting price north of $48K. Mercedes is reportedly working on a new C-Class coupe which will be launched for the 2011 model year.
According to Inside Line, Mercedes is targeting the BMW 1 Series, which has proven that there is a market for a small rear-wheel-drive coupe. Of course the 3 Series is also going to be one of the C-Class coupe’s competitors. The C-Class coupe is expected to be powered by a new generation of DOHC V6 engines. A 3.5L V6 and a smaller V6 with twin-turbochargers are expected. An AMG version is also expected, which will be powered by a turbocharged 5.5L V8.
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