A two-door Merc shapes up
The coupe is expected to be out next year, writes Paul Gover
AN AFFORDABLE twodoor is coming to the Benz family. The compact coupe is a development on the C-Class line and will effectively replace the CLC two-door.
The difference, reflected in Carparazzi spy pictures from Europe, is that the car is a true coupe and not just a hatchback C-Class.
There is no word yet on a droptop C-Coupe, but plans are moving quickly on the car and it should be in showrooms by the middle of next year.
It’s expected to be well priced, though Mercedes-Benz Australia will not comment. But the company admits the CLC dies soon.
‘‘The CLC basically finishes at the end of the year. We’ll have run out of stock,’’ company spokesman, David McCarthy says. ‘‘It’s been a huge success. ‘‘ We’ve averaged 100 cars a month, and it’s been on the wait list for a while.’’
McCarthy rejects any suggestion that the CLC has only sold because of its bargain starting price, currently listed from $50,900.
‘‘Most of the sales have been the mid-level car in the mid-$50,000s. As soon as one comes up they are snapped up.’’
Carparazzi pictures of the upcoming C-Coupe show a car which is identical to the four-door sedan to the windscreen, with a very different look to the sides and tail end.
There is still some camouflage but the shape of the rear windows is clear, and the boot outline is also apparent.