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Render - How about a Mercedes C-Class four-door coupe?

Snapshot: This four-door C-Class Coupe could actually be launched in a couple of years.

The current generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has three body styles: sedan, wagon and the recently introduced coupe. These will be joined in the first half of next year by a fourth member taking the shape of a convertible, but the plans for expansion won’t stop there as a while back we heard a company official saying there’s room for more derivatives.

One possible candidate is a four-door version of the C-Class Coupe which could end up looking a lot like these speculative renders elaborated by independent artist Theophilus Chin. Such a model would slot above the CLA but below the CLS which will likely be renamed CLE when the next-gen will hit the market.

Some of you are going to ask whether Mercedes-Benz actually needs a C-Class Coupe with rear doors and the answer would have to be yes since the Daimler-owned marque doesn’t actually have a direct competitor for the Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe. If green-lighted for production, the model will likely be called CLC to follow the same formula used by its brothers: the CLA and CLS.

This additional body style would likely become instantly desirable among fans of the brand as it would blend the sleekness of the regular coupe with the added practicality of having rear doors. Needless to say, headroom for passengers sitting in the back won’t be great, but on the other hand the CLA offers even less space and we haven’t heard a lot of people complaining about that.

Even though Mercedes-Benz has admitted a four-door C-Class coupe makes sense, they haven’t actually said the model will be built. If green-lighted for production, expect the model to come out sometime in 2017 and will obviously command a significant premium over the equivalent standard coupe. The model is expected to resurrect the CLC moniker which was phased out back in 2011 after being used for a three-door hatchback/coupe based on the C-Class W203.

Source: Theophilus Chin

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