The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé and Cabriolet follow the saloon and the estate in a sportier and more exciting world. The two-door models also come with a digital cockpit and DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension. They also get new 4-cylinder engines with EQ Boost, while the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC gets 390 horsepower.
The C-Class Coupé, launched back in the summer of 2016, manufactured together with its Cabriolet sibling, at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant, have been raising the sales figures for latest years. The two-door exotic cars get new four-cylinder engines, some benefiting from the presence of the 48 V electrical system.
The front and the rear end get sportier design, standard-fit LED High Performance headlamps and optional MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with ULTRA RANGE Highbeam. The models now running on new light alloy wheels. Mercedes has introduced new exterior paint colors in the range, such as the mojave silver metallic and – exclusively for the coupé and cabriolet – graphite grey.
Inside, there is the digital cockpit, with 12.3-inch screens, a larger media display at 10.25 inches and a new multifunctional steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls. The C-Class has a new display concept which includes an optional, fully-digital instrument cluster with the three visually distinguishable styles “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”. The touchpad with controller with haptic feedback, mounted in the center console or the LINGUATRONIC voice control command the infotainment system. The adjustable head-up display comes as an option.
The center console follows an elegant flowing trim element – optionally with new materials such as open-pore brown walnut or open – pore anthracite oak. Magma grey/black are available as new interior colors. On the cabriolet the soft top can be operated from the outside with the vehicle key and the “Open/Close” buttons.
For a better feeling on-board, the two-door C-Class models get the ENERGIZING package and an additional sound system with nine loudspeakers.
Drivers get the freedom to individually set their driving experience with the new DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension, adjustable in three stages (“Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+”) and equipped with continuous adjustable damping for the front and the rear axle.
2018-worth driving assistance systems have been fitted on-board. The C-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations, keeping an eye on traffic, due to the improved camera and radar systems, allowing it to visualize up to 500 m ahead. Radards scan the surroundings of the vehicle across a distance of up to 250 m to the front, 40 m to the sides and 80 m to the rear, while with the camera a range of up to 500 m is possible to the front, including 90 m in 3D. Active Distance Control DISTRONIC as part of the Driving Assistance Package is able to give the driver map-based support in numerous situations, and predictively adjust the speed e.g. when approaching bends, junctions or roundabouts. Other new developments include intuitively understandable Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist as new functions of Active Steering Assist. Active Brake Assist is standard and so is the KEYLESS GO function.
A brand-new generation of 4-cylinder petrol units (M 264) is being introduced with the new C generation, in the shape of the C 200 and the C 200 4MATIC, with a 1.5-liter engine under the hood and an additional 48-volt network, the EQ Boost providing extra 14 horsepower to the already existing 184 horsepower. Mercedes will subsequently introduce a 2.0-liter engine as well. Petrol engines also get a particulate filter across Europe.
The new C 220 d takes efficiency to the next level. Certified in compliance with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP standard, the innovative diesel unit (OM 654), reduced to a displacement of under two liters, develops 194 horsepower.
The 3.0-liter V6 with 390 horsepower, 23 more than before, and 520 Nm of torque, finds shelter under the bonnet of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe, that runs from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds, while the Cabriolet runs the same distance in 4.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h. The all-wheel drive is standard equipment for the Mercedes-AMG C 43, and features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear axle split of 31 to 69 percent.
The C-Class Coupé and Cabriolet will make their world debut at the New York International Show and will hit the showrooms in July.