Mercedes-Benz Introduces 2017 C-Class Coupe
Set to arrive in dealerships in Spring 2016, Mercedes-Benz is promising a vehicle that’s “athletic and sporty” with an interior that “raises elegance and style to a sporty level.” Meet the MY17 C-Class Coupe.
“Our new C-Class Coupe continues the philosophy of our exciting coupes. It combines thrilling design with agile sportiness and modern luxury. The C-Class Coupe therefore clearly pledges itself to stylish driving enjoyment,” states Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Under the Hood
The C300 Coupe comes equipped with a 2.0L, four-cylinder gas engine delivering 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
The Coupe allows drivers to choose their driving style using the DYNAMIC SELECT Switch: “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Individual.” Selecting “Individual” allows the driver to customize the vehicle settings.
Gaining 2.4 inches in length on its predecessor , the Coupe features diamond radiator grille and long hood giving way to modern Mercedes lines as the eye moves toward the back of the vehicle.
In contrast to the C-Class Sedan, the headlight dropping line extends further past the rear wheel arch that, when coupled with a suspension that is .6 inches lower than the sedan and standard 18-inch wheels gives the Coupe a sporty appearance.
Standard equipment of the C-Class Coupe includes:
- LED headlights
- KEYLESS START
- Sport Suspension
- Panorama Sunroof.
An available Sport Appearance Package adds special bumpers and sills featuring AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels to the Coupe. Interior highlights of the Sport Package include exclusive touches such as a sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and AMG sports pedals.
Similar to what you’ll find in the C-Class Sedan, the Coupe steps up the sportiness with what Mercedes calls “flowing forms” as part of the center console in addition to door and rear side paneling, the Coupe offers sport seating and special upholstery color combinations: saddle brown, porcelain and – in the Edition 1 – nut brown/black with turquoise topstitching.
Adding 3.1 inches to its wheelbase, the C-Class Coupe is 3.7 inches longer and 1.6 inches wider allowing for spacious seating for the driver and front passenger. Mercedes also boasts that there is more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom in all seats.
COMAND offers a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a special bonded glass cover similar to Apple tablets and phones. The Coupe will also include mbrace2 connected car technology, including the available option to have over twenty Mercedes-Benz Apps integrated into the COMAND system.
The navigation system presents its contents in interactive mode which includes an animated compass, a “Drive Show” with information for passengers and Google Maps displayed on the head unit.
The new C-Class is also equipped with the unique Frontbass system, which uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers. A Burmester® surround sound system is available.
ATTENTION ASSIST and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS come as standard safety and drivers assistance programs while the following technologies are optional:
- DISTRONIC PLUS
- BAS PLUS Brake Assist System
- Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist
- PRE-SAFE® PLUS
- Active Parking Assist
- A 360° camera
MSRP and options prices have not yet been announced.