Mercedes-Benz revealed its sleek new C-Class Coupe before it is displayed at the prestigious Frankfurt Motor Show in September and its expected commercial launch in December.
The pretty-looking and sleekly-styled new C-Class coupe is evidently rolled out as rivals to both the Audi A5 and the BMW 4-Series. This is the third model in the C-Class family, which is expected to be rounded off with the launch of the new C-Class Cabriolet version, perhaps in 2016.
The new Coupe, like the C-Class Estate and Saloon has dropped the square-edged look and has adopted a softer and classier appearance. It has retained the original dashboard of the latest C-Class saloon adding to its classy interiors. With a longer wheelbase than the older version which it is set to replace, the new coupe is designed with more space and allows for more leg-room, shoulder-room and head-room. The broader body and longer bonnet gives the new car an aggressive look. Other changes in the appearance include the steeply-raked windscreen, the front doors stretching further back, free-standing mirrors, broader shoulder-line and narrow glass house. All the features add to the sporty look of the new C-Class Coupe.
The new C-Class coupe has a standard adaptive damping along with a lower suspension than the C-Class Saloon. With optional air suspension, the new C-Class comes with a 5-way adaptive damping. These suspensions are designed to make the car more dynamically than the Saloon, without compromising on ride quality. While complete technical specifications are not yet known, the confirmed specifics include an entry-level SE and an AMG Line version. The AMG Line comes with a multifunctional sports steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels (bigger than the standard 17-inch) and a body kit.
Safety features include radar cruise control, Attention Assist drowsiness detectors, low-speed auto braking system, high-speed braking assist system and auto-parking. Other features that are expected to be included are internet access through the COMAND infotainment system, climate control and voice control. The seats would be made with the Mercedes-Benz’s Artico fake leather. However, the company is yet to clarify which of these features would be standard inclusions.
The engine variants, at the very least, would include two diesel and four petrol units. The petrol versions would include with 1.6-liter C-180 with 156 PS at the lower end, C-250 with 211 Ps and C-200 with 184 PS in the mid-level and end with 2.0-liter C-300 with 245PS at the higher end. Both the diesel units are expected to feature 2.1-liter engines, one with 204PS and another with 170PS.