Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé announced

It has been the subject of intense speculation for quite a while now, but today, Mercedes-Benz confirmed the introduction of a fourth model in the C-Class range, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé (seen here as a speculative rendering).
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Announced as a 2011 model, the C-Class Coupé will be built in Bremen, Germany, on the same production line as the C-Class sedan and wagon.

"The decision by the Board of Management to produce the Coupé version of the current C-Class here in Bremen as well represents another important milestone on our way to becoming Mercedes’ competence centre for the C-Class and is a clear sign of the trust in the Bremen team's capabilities and standards," said Peter Schabert, Head of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

No mechanical specifics have been released as yet, but it's a sure bet that the current C-Class drivetrains will carry over into the Coupé model.

Australian availability has yet to be confirmed, with Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson David McCarthy telling CarAdvice that no definitive information has been made available as yet.

We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.