Revealed: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé

Revealed: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé
 

It seems Mercedes-Benz is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment. From an aesthetic perspective anyway, the offerings to come from the Stuttgart manufacturer are unequivocally striking.

Models like the S-Class Coupé garner descriptors like “graceful” and “beautiful” – deservedly so. So inevitably it will be pretty easy to wax lyrically about the new C-Class Coupé as it looks like a more compact version of the lauded flagship model.

Compared to the old version, it is 60 millimetres longer. The suspension has been lowered by 15 millimetres versus the saloon model and Mercedes-Benz is adamant that it offers a more sporting experience than its sister with four doors. Aluminium has been used liberally in the mix, with the wings, bonnet and boot lid employing the lightweight stuff.

Buyers will be able to specify air suspension too; accompanied by a variety of modes including Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. You will also be able to pick options like Steering Assist as well as Stop&Go Pilot – which enables semi-autonomous driving in traffic situations. And that just reinforces the notion that what you have here is a baby S-Class Coupé.

Engine choices for our market are still to be confirmed. But there are four petrol mills available with outputs ranging from 115kW to 180kW and diesel variants with outputs between 125kW and 150kW. And then of course, there is a version from those manic folks at Mercedes-AMG, churning out 350kW or 375kW if you have the S model. There were so many positive reports on the new C 63 saloon – from us included. And given the more focused nature of this coupé format, there is little doubt that the AMG iteration will be a proper firecracker.

-IgnitionLIVE Reporter

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