Mercedes has released a teasing preview of the new CLC coupe in advance of the Berlin fashion week the company is sponsoring.

Available in the UK from June 2008, the CLC will be unveiled for the first time at the fashion event taking place at the end of January.

The car pictured is black with a sports package, featuring 18in alloys, lowered bodywork and chrome trim.

While the car comes with a 187PS four-cylinder engine, Mercedes claims fuel consumption is up to 10.8% better than the previous model.

The young lady obscuring the view of the car is Eva Padberg, a model who has been working with Mercedes-Benz since May 2007.