The Three-Pointed Star carmaker from Stuttgart has rolled out the newest member of the W205 C-Class model, albeit with a couple of doors missing from action. Mercedes-Benz has capitalised on the styling cue of the S-Class Coupé and channeled it here – a trait that we’ve come to like.
Mercedes has claimed that the W205 model will be a more driver-focused machine and hits all the right notes by having features such as the long sweeping bonnet (overall it’s 95mm longer than its predecessor), the “diamond” mesh grille and frameless doors. Basically all the trappings of a desirable coupe.
The Coupé is available with a plethora of various options such the AMG-line which include sporty bumpers and sills, a diamond-mesh radiator grille with 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. On the inside, there’s ARTICO faux leather, AMG-style flat bottom multifunction steering wheel and AMG pedals. Giving it the sporty edge is the black aluminium trims on the dash and doors.
While the Coupé comes with conventional steel suspension that sits 15mm lower than the saloon, an electronically controlled AIRMATIC suspension with continuously adjustable damping air suspension is available as a cost option should you fancy.
Powering the C-Class Coupé is a job tasked for the myriad of engine options available here which ranges from efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with start/stop function for added frugality. The ones we will most likely get are the C200 or C250 variants, each with an output of 184 and 211 horses respectively.
The C300 on the other hand comes with a displacement of 2.0-litre but is tuned to make 245 hp. No V6 mills will be made available, at least not yet. Additionally, two diesel models with a thrifty four-cylinder engine developing 170 hp and 204 hp are also announced to the same affect.
All this power and speed demands safety features of which the Coupé has in abundance, such as Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist Plus and Adaptive Braking Assist; all of which are in place to make sure that the car is as safe as it can be, for the sole purpose of the driver’s safety.
But when you’re done flailing the coupe around and just want to cruise home, the C-Class Coupé settles down with you, and gives you a chance to play with some of the toys, namely the Audio 20 CD system with HD drive that stores your music, videos and Sat-Nav software. Bluetooth connectivity means that your favourite Spotify playlist is just at the touch of your fingertips with COMAND.
More details on the C-Class Coupe will surface soon towards its release date at the end of this year.