Mercedes C-Class Coupe coming in September

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes is to launch a new C-Class Coupe at the Frankfurt motor show in September, Autocar reports.

The new two-door model will join the current saloon and estate versions of Mercedes' smallest executive car, and will be available in high-performance C63 AMG guise, complete with a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine. A convertible version will follow in due course.

According to Mercedes' design chief Gorden Wagener, the new model will be better looking than the range-topping S-Class Coupe, Autocar states, and it will be "even better to drive than it looks".

The car has already been spotted in prototype form undergoing testing. The Coupe is reportedly completely different to the saloon from the front pillars backwards, and features a different windscreen profile and a sloping roofline for a more svelte aesthetic. The Coupe will also feature revised front-end styling, highlighting its sportier remit over the saloon and estate.

Wagner added: "You'll say wow, and love it."

The interior of the Coupe will be a refreshed version of that found in the saloon, which will later be carried over into other C-Class models when the facelifted version is released late next year.

At launch, the sporty new model will likely be available with the more powerful engines in the saloon line-up, including the four-cylinder turbodiesel C250 CDI and the fire-breathing C63 AMG.

Price and specification details, along with dates of the car's UK showroom debut are still some way from being confirmed. Further details are expected closer to the C-Class Coupe's Frankfurt reveal.