Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new C-Class coupe.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but the German automaker has spilled the details and photos ahead of time. One of the main goals for Mercedes this time around was to further differentiate the C-Class coupe in design and performance from its sedan counterpart, so that the coupe doesn’t act like a two-door variant of the sedan.
Compared to its predecessor, the new C-Class coupe is 3.7-inches longer and 1.6-inches wider while the clean lines are further accentuated by a high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors. Compared to the sedan, the coupe will sit 0.6 inches closer to the ground and will come standard with 18-inch wheels. Air suspension will also be available as an option, adding electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping on the front and rear axle.
For the U.S. market, the C-Class coupe will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive will be standard although 4MATIC will be available as an option for those seeking all-wheel drive performance.
The model will also come loaded with standard features including LED headlights, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Pre-Safe, Keyless Start, Dynamic Select, a seven-inch color tablet-style display, power front seats with driver memory, automatic belt feeder, panorama sunroof, sport suspension and Mbrace services with Remote Start (five years of service included).
The automaker also revealed the packages that will be available when the C-Class coupe hits the market. The Premium 1 Package is highlighted by heated seats, Keyless-Go, Blind Spot Assist, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a Burmester premium sound system. Stepping up to the Premium 2 Package will equip the C-Class coupe with Comand navigation and voice control, five years of SiriusXM Weather and Traffic services, an 8.4-inch high resolution display, hands-free access and an electronic trunk closer. Topping the Premium Package range is a Premium 3 Package that adds Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, dynamic LED headlights, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Air Balance.
Other options include a Sport Appearance Package, head-up display, 360-degree camera and Parktronic and Advance Parking Assist and heated and ventilated seats.
Pricing for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe will be announced closer to its spring 2016 launch as well as fuel economy figures and 0-60 times.
“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.
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