Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe & Cabriolet facelift gets 1.5L mild-hybrid


Buyers residing in the UK can now order the refreshed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet ahead of the sedan’s arrival. The two-door C-Classes gets revised styling, new powertrain options and more high-tech options for the cabin.

UK-bound C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are available with a choice of three petrol and one diesel engines. Starting from the C 200, it is now powered by the brand’s new 1.5-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine with EQ Boost technology, pushing out 184 hp and 280 Nm of torque while the C 300 packs a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that is good for 254 hp and 370 Nm of twist.

The C 43, on the other hand, gets a revised 3.0-litre Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine that now pumps out 390 hp and 520 Nm of torque, 23 hp and 44 Nm more than before. The only diesel variant is the C 220 d with an output of 194 hp and 400 Nm of torque. All engine choices are paired to a 9G-Tronic Plus nine-speed automatic transmission to send drive either to the rear or all four wheels.

The three petrol engines are the most relevant to the Malaysian market, especially the 1.5-litre EQ Boost mild-hybrid mill that returns lower annual road tax charges and potentially locally assembled hybrid incentives. However, local distributor, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has not revealed any plans on the C-Class facelift.

Over in the UK, the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are finished with the AMG Line that adds a sportier appearance, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, LED high-performance headlamps, sports suspension and 10.25-inch infotainment display. The C 43 4MATIC gets additional AMG performance exhaust system with quad tailpipes, AMG Ride Control sports suspension, AMG spoiler and “BITURBO” letterings around the car.

Optional items include 12.3-inch cockpit display, ambient lighting, LED Intelligent Light System, wireless charging, 360-degree camera, Burmester surround sound system, Keyless-Go Comfort package, panoramic sunroof (Coupe only) and Airmatic air suspension (not available for C 43).

Driver assists systems such as Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, BAS Plus with Cross-traffic Assist, Active Distronic Plus with Active Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot, Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian detection, and Pre-Safe Plus are all optional extras.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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