After few leaked photos, Mercedes-Benz unveiled today the 2012 C-Class Coupe and announced that the new car will make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Set to hit the dealerships in September, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be offered in two versions on the U.S. market: the 302-hp C350 and 201-hp C250, both including the progressive technology featured on the upcoming MY2012 C-Class sedan.
According to the manufacturer, the V6 gasoline engine in the C350 features the efficient BlueDIRECT injection and it is capable to deliver 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, enough to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph or 210 km/h (we might believe that it is a mistake in this press release...). The four-cylinder gasoline engine in the C250 pushes the car from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 7.1 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 130 mph or 210 km/h.
The C250 has an estimated fuel consumption of 30 mpg highway (24 mpg combined), while the C350 will deliver 22 mpg combined.
Regarding the design, at the front the new car shares the same styling as the latest C-Class sedan, which means that we can see the same prominent radiator grille surround including the bumper, new headlights with daytime running LEDs as well as two chrome louvers. The rear of the car is completely new, it has new tail lights with LED technology, a wide groove at the top of the trunk lid as well as a new air diffuser inspired by the SL-Class.
Inside, expect the same luxury materials seen on other Mercedes-Benz models such as the new three-spoke steering wheel features a flat bottom which comes standard with shift paddles, a 5.8-inch central display, central, trapezoidal air vents, the round vents on the outside highlighted in detail by metallic trim. Aluminum trim is standard on the C250 Coupe, while the C350 Coupe features rich Burl Walnut. For those who want more, Ash Olive Matte Wood Trim is optionally available.