By: Jason Woosey
In this specific instance you're probably going to forgive Merc's designers for their internal copycat antics.
With its low-slung silhouette, frameless doors, high beltline and curvy rear end, the newly unveiled two-door version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class simply shouts "baby S-Class Coupé". In fact it's only when glancing at the front end that you'll notice any real resemblance to its saloon counterpart.
Of course, the mechanical bits are all shared and though the C-Class Coupé sits 15mm lower to the ground, it offers the same suspension systems, with two steel variants on offer and an Airmatic air suspension option.
It's the same story under the bonnet, and South Africans will have six engines to choose from when the new two-door lands on our shores during the first quarter of 2016. The local range will include the 135kW C200 and 180kW C300 (both with 2-litre turbopetrol engines) as well as the C63 and C63 S AMG models with expected outputs of 350kW and 375kW. Diesel options will include the C220d (125kW) and C250d (150kW).