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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn't on sale in the US yet, and there are already rumors of even more variants for the platform on the way. Mercedes is reportedly working on a four-door coupe model of its executive sedan with styling derived from the CLS-Class four-door coupe, in an effort take on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Mercedes' research and development chief Thomas Weber told Auto Express that there are many bodies on the way including the two-door coupe, convertible and others. When asked specifically about a four-door coupe variant, he replied: "Yes, there is room between the CLA and the CLS – we are intensively looking at remaining niches that will provide us with profitability and growth." That seems like a decent indication of things to come.

Like its competition over at BMW, Mercedes isn't afraid to create new vehicles to fill market niches. For example, we've spied vehicles like the CLA Shooting Brake (twice) and MLC-Class, plus, there have been rumors of a GLA-Class crossover coupe. Merc clearly doesn't want to lose out in this German war of competing in increasingly specific model segments.


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      11fiveoh
      • 8 Months Ago
      WAGON MERCEDES, YOU SEE ROOM FOR A WAGON.
        Sean
        • 8 Months Ago
        @11fiveoh
        They've got one coming in the pipeline for what looks to be all markets sans the US.
        Steve
        • 8 Months Ago
        @11fiveoh
        C-Class Estate is already in line for production
      Hakan Erses
      • 8 Months Ago
      If it looks like the CLS or if they make a two door coupe that looks like the S Class coupe I'll get one.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      Make it look like the first CLS if you have to build one.
      ScottT
      • 8 Months Ago
      While they are at it, why don't they build a 4 wheel motorcycle.
      tenspeeder
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'll take a 2-door sedan Mercedes. Thank you
      ForcedInduction90012
      • 8 Months Ago
      Don't make it hideous like the CLS PLZ
      BodyBlue
      • 8 Months Ago
      There is no such thing as a four door coupe, period. And MB better gets its quality control in line because the CLA has been a disaster so far.......take a look at Edmunds' CLA tester with failure after electric failure......just like a typical German car.
        Brandon
        • 8 Months Ago
        @BodyBlue
        So just because you say it doesn't exist means that it shouldn't, good to know. And you can actually call cars like the CLS and A7 coupes because they have a sloping or "cut" roofline which is exactly what coupe means in French, to "cut."
          mikemaj82
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          Yes, to cut. Meaning to cut the two doors off of the rear and shorten the car. Wow wow wow.
          Brandon
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Brandon
          Wow wow wow. And if I remember correctly the BMW 4 series is longer or just as long as the 3 series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup%C3%A9 Four-door coupé: "A luxury sedan with classic coupé-like proportions. The low roof design reduces back seat passenger access and headroom.[9] The designation was first applied to a low-roof model of the Rover P5 from 1962 until 1973,[10] but was revived by the 1985 Toyota Carina ED, the 1992 Infiniti J30 and finally by the first model 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS, which stands in Mercedes hierarchy between the E and S class, and has appearance of a classic coupe and sedan. The term was also used partly from marketing reasons. German press accepted concept of four-door coupe and adopted it to similar models from other manufacturers such as 2009 Jaguar XJ.[11][12][13][14] Also, other manufacturers accepted it, producing recent competing models like Volkswagen Passat CC, BMW F12 and even five-door coupe, Audi A7.[15] The organization ADAC on its website also adopted this concepts.[16] In Germany the definition of the coupe was finally divided into the classic coupe and 4-door coupe. This definition and concept of four-door coupe (instead of sedan) are evident in Germany, but they are not yet widely known in the rest of the world."
      Sean
      • 8 Months Ago
      Let's see how many original, edgy comments we'll get from users that take the whole "four door coupe" term literally. We've already got a good head start.
        BodyBlue
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Sean
        Got your nose far enough up MB's ass yet? Or are you just generally butt hurt over things?
        ScottT
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Sean
        I know, right? What's next, people expecting a convertible to have a top that comes down?
          Sean
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ScottT
          So are you suggesting that we keep the circlejerk going? The same thing gets posted ad infinitum every time there's an article about this trivial little marketing label.
      Jonathan
      • 8 Months Ago
      But... the CLA...?
      Brandon
      • 8 Months Ago
      Hopefully this clears some things up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup%C3%A9 Four-door coupé: "A luxury sedan with classic coupé-like proportions. The low roof design reduces back seat passenger access and headroom.[9] The designation was first applied to a low-roof model of the Rover P5 from 1962 until 1973,[10] but was revived by the 1985 Toyota Carina ED, the 1992 Infiniti J30 and finally by the first model 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS, which stands in Mercedes hierarchy between the E and S class, and has appearance of a classic coupe and sedan. The term was also used partly from marketing reasons. German press accepted concept of four-door coupe and adopted it to similar models from other manufacturers such as 2009 Jaguar XJ.[11][12][13][14] Also, other manufacturers accepted it, producing recent competing models like Volkswagen Passat CC, BMW F12 and even five-door coupe, Audi A7.[15] The organization ADAC on its website also adopted this concepts.[16] In Germany the definition of the coupe was finally divided into the classic coupe and 4-door coupe. This definition and concept of four-door coupe (instead of sedan) are evident in Germany, but they are not yet widely known in the rest of the world."
      Jan Calloway
      • 8 Months Ago
      4 door SEDAN!
      ferps
      • 8 Months Ago
      The new C class already looks fantastic with styling is more akin to the BMW 4GC than the 3 series sedan. It's hard for me to see the need for a derivative that looks even more coupe-like. But please, bring us the wagon!
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