Longer, Lower and Wider: The 2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • John Rand John Rand on Aug 15, 2015

    Isnt it wonderful. 160K less than the S Coupe and they look identical. The S Coupe is B.S. Why would any one buy an S Coupe when they can have a C Class that is to most people on the street an S Class. Mercedes is so screwed up. This is the best car they have going (besides the Maybach 600 and the new GT3) what is Mercedes thinking?????

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    • Aaron Aaron on Sep 14, 2015

      The 2015 C-class coupes were made in Germany. I have seen nothing that states where the 2017 C-class coupes will be made. The sedans yes starting in the 2015 model year have been made stateside.

  • Sick Ofhollywood Sick Ofhollywood on Oct 06, 2015

    Love Mercedes - but.... looks like a Volkswagen. Sorry. Keep driving my E320 - 2004