We’ve seen the leaked images before, and Mercedes-Benz has now fully revealed the C-Class Coupe ahead of its world debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. With this, Mercedes now has a spiritual successor to the CLK to compete with the Audi A5 and BMW 3-Series Coupe. This car will also replace the CLC-Class.

The C-Class Coupe shares a platform with the W204 C-Class saloon and is the same length at just under 4.6 metres despite having two doors less. The Coupe is of course much sleeker in profile thanks to a 41 mm lower roofline and cues such as a beltline that has a “strong upsweep into the C-pillar”. Mercedes prefers a “classic three-box design” for its junior coupe.

Like the facelifted saloon, the Coupe gets new L-shaped headlamps with ear shaped driving lamps underlined by LED signal lamps, in addition to the LED strip below. At the back, the Coupe is unmistakeably C-Class and it also has the facelifted range’s LED strip taillamps plus a diffuser style bumper housing twin pipes.

As expected, the Coupe gets the stepped top dashboard of the facelifted saloon – the 5.8-inch central display is joined to the instrument binnacle as opposed to the independent layout of before. The new three-spoke steering wheel features a flat bottom and comes standard with shift paddles.

Metallic trim accents the dial surrounds, air con vents and buttons. Aluminum trim is standard on the C250, while the C350 features Burl Walnut. Unique Ash Olive Matte Wood Trim is an option. The rear has two individual seats – the C-Class Coupe is a strict four seater.

Engines for the C-Class Coupe include a turbochaged 1.8-litre four-cylinder (C250) and a 302 hp V6 for the C350. Europe will get the usual 220CDi and 250CDi diesel engines. The petrols will come with 7-speed automatic transmissions. The 204 hp/310 Nm C250 is expected to do the 0-60 mph sprint (0-96 km/h) in 7.1 seconds, which isn’t to far from Golf GTI acceleration.

Quite a handsome coupe, isn’t it? Gallery after the jump.

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