Looking, for now, like a Dodge Charger, this new Mercedes is actually the prototype for another 4-door coupe, which Mercedes popularized with its CLS model. Internally known as the C117, this car will become known as the CLC.
Because it will be based on the platform that will be used for the
upcoming B-Class hatchback, expect the CLC to be a lot smaller than the
sexy-looking CLS, which, despite being called a coupe, is decidedly a
largish sedan. This mini CLS will reportedly be available in 100-150
horsepower diesel and gasoline versions, although the availability of
the particular engines will probably depend on the market.
It won’t be
wishful thinking to expect an AMG version, and the engine for this hot
model will be tuned to produce at least 300 horsepower. Front- or
all-wheel drivetrains will be mated to Mercedes’ 7-speed automatics or a
To be officially introduced in 2012, this hot new four-door coupe
will appeal to a demographic looking for a fresh and energetic design.
What do you think? Will the CLC appeal to a demographic looking for a fresh and energetic design? Does it appeal to you? Voice your opinion here!