Seduction of the heart and mind by the C-Class Coupe

by Staff Reporter

Seduction of the heart and mind by the C-Class Coupe

Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensuous design of the new Mercede-Benz’ C-Class Coupé cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior elevates beauty and style to a sporty level. A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road roar and tyre vibration, agile handling and driving pleasure. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics and high-performance, efficient engines likewise play their part. A host of assistance systems provides safety of the very highest calibre. With its high-class appeal and generous interior, the new C-Class Coupé sets new standards in its segment.

The new C-Class Coupé has a sporty striking front section featuring diamond radiator grille and long bonnet which is 60 millimetres longer than its predecessor.  A high belt-line and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors underscore the sporty character. To underscore the Coupé’s sporty disposition, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than that of the sedan, making it a very sporty proposition when combined with the standard 17-inch tyres.

The interior is likewise a statement of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity and combines emotion with intelligence. Although it exudes athletic and youthful charm, it has grown in maturity. Driver and passengers enjoy an ambience that leans toward the interior of the C-Class sedan yet raises it to a new, sporty level. Flowing forms characterise the centre console as well as the door and rear side panelling, which smoothly merge into one another to emphasise the coupé character. The individually combined trim elements underscore the sporty character of the interior. A seating system including integral sports seats designed specifically for the Coupé offers sporty comfort. An automatic belt extender also offers convenience. The choice of materials and the workmanship have a hand-crafted feel with high-class appeal and deliver a new take on modern luxury: sportiness without compromising on comfort and exquisite style.



The Coupé features a wealth of equipment as standard. The AMG Line is available as an alternative to further underline the dynamism of the Coupé. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills featuring AMG body styling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. Interior highlights of the AMG Line include sportily exclusive touches such as upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with contrasting topstitching, a multifunction sports steering wheel with flat bottom and AMG sports pedals.

The trim in open-pore black ash, combined with aluminium in the dashboard and the doors, emphasise the look. Another eye-catching feature is the optional Interior Chrome package featuring numerous highlights shrouded in silver chrome, including the instrument cluster, the air vents and the door openers.

Drivers can choose the character of their Coupé at the push of a button: sporty, comfortable or consumption-optimised. To this end, the driver can select one of five driving modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT switch: “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Individual”. Selecting “Individual” allows the driver to customise the vehicle settings to personal preferences.

Powerful and efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function provide for sporty performance and driving pleasure. Compared with their predecessors, they consume up to 20 percent less fuel.

There are initially two petrol engines available for the Coupé. The output spectrum ranges from the 2-litre C 200 with 135 kW and the C 300 model with an output of 180 kW of power and 370 Nm of torque. The diesel model is equipped with an advanced four-cylinder unit developing 125 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. The C 220 d features eco-friendly SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust gas after treatment.  Power is sent to the road via either a 6-speed manual transmission, the 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission (standard on the C 300) or the new 9-speed 9G-TRONIC (optionally available on the C 220 d only).

The C 200 is priced from N$551 000, the  C 220 d from N$592 700, and C 300 N$660 300. As with all Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, the C-Class Coupé comes standard with a class-leading six-year/100 000 km PremiumDrive maintenance plan without customer contribution.

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