Mercedes-Benz Leaks Photos Of 2012 C-Class Coupe

Today, Mercedes-Benz let slip some images of the new 2012 C-Class Coupe, which is slated to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show, and first things first, it sure looks good. What about the performance though?

In the automotive world, there should be a saying, never trust an automaker to keep a secret as; obviously, they can never do it themselves. Even the largest corporations, like Ford, have issues keeping photos, information and specifications out of the hands of the prying media.

The latest example of this secret keeping ability comes from Stuttgart and Mercedes-Benz, who let out a few images of the 2012 C-Class Coupe before they were scheduled too. Well-done Mercedes-Benz, there will be no beer and sausage for you tonight after this mistake.

The photos of the C-Class Coupe were featured in a German magazine today, but only three managed to get out. This new sleek two-door C-Class is scheduled to go up against the BMW 3-Series Coupe and the Audi A5.

It was designed to replace the CLK and the CLC and sit somewhere between the C-Class sedan and the all-powerful E-Class. The coupe will share the same platform, as well as front end, with the sedan and the estate that is on sale in Europe but not in the United States.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is slated to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show next month and judging by the photos, it’s certainly going to garner a crowd, as it looks brilliant. The front fascia is recognizable, but from the A-pillar back, everything is new and unique to the coupe version.

All the normal engines that one would expect to find in the C-Class sedan are in the coupe expect for the AMG 6.2-liter V8. Instead, rumors are going around that the 2012 C-Class Coupe, in its AMG form, will get a naturally aspirated version of the twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 from the S63 AMG and the CLS 63 AMG. Don’t fret if you love turbos though, as Mercedes has something quite evil in store.

It’s called the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Black Series and it packs the twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 563 horsepower and 664 pound of torque, not to mention a suspension that will tear ones spin to shreds. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 eat your American heart out.

To view the other two photos, head over the Autocar.

[Information From Autocar]

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