Spotlight on new C Class Coupe, GLC at the Frankfurt Auto Show

  • AFP
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2015 17:26 IST
The new Mercedes-Benz C Classe Coupe will be the highlight of the Mercedes pavilion at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Photo:AFP

With the Frankfurt Auto Show opening to the public on September 19, car fanatics will finally be able to see the new Mercedes models in person, starting with the new C Class Coupe and its AMG C63 super sporty version, along with the new GLC SUV.

The most eagerly anticipated Mercedes is undoubtedly the new C Class Coupe, envisioned as a direct competitor to the BMW 4 Series or the Audi A5, which should be on the road by December. The German automaker will also be introducing its souped-up model, outfitted by its high-performance division, AMG. It will be one of the highlights of the show, with its aggressive front end, wider body and, most significantly, the Mercedes-AMG twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 making 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in standard form and 503 horses and 516 lb-ft in the S model. This model should start rolling out in January.

Another new attraction will be the GLC SUV, directly inspired by the C Class. Unveiled in the spring, it succeeds the GLK and should be in showrooms by November for a starting price around $39k. It will also be available as a rechargeable hybrid (GLC350) in addition to the traditional petrol and diesel versions.

Mercedes will also be using the Frankfurt Auto Show to introduce a four-seater S Class Cabriolet, the newest version of its five-meter-long high-end model. Finally, the German constructor will be exhibiting the new and reimagined A Class, which should be available in Europe this fall starting at €23,950.

The 66th Frankfurt Auto Show will take place from September 19-27. For more info, visit the website at:

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