The new C-Class Coupé: Seduction of the heart and mind
- “Created for the lust for life” - The new C-Class Coupé combines thrilling design with agile sportiness and modern luxury.
- It is 60 millimetres longer than its predecessor between the firewall and front axle. It is also lighter, stiffer and stronger.
- To underscore the Coupé's sporty disposition, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than that of the Saloon.
- The C-Class Coupé is 95 millimetres longer and 40 millimetres wider than the predecessor.
- A new multimedia generation that offers intuitive controls with animations and visual effects.
Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensuous design of the new Coupé cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior elevates beauty and style to a sporty level. A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road roar and tyre vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics and high-performance, efficient engines likewise play their part. A host of assistance systems provides safety of the very highest calibre. With its high-class appeal and generous interior, the new C-Class Coupé sets new standards in its segment.
“The modern charm of our new C-Class Coupé is provided by its fascinating design, hot blooded exterior, high-class appointments, agile handling and hallmark Mercedes qualities that include performance, comfort, safety and efficiency,” said Dirk Fetzer, Director of Sales & Marketing at Daimler Middle East & Levant. “This is the sportiest incarnation of the C-Class, and meets the needs of individualists seeking a car that grabs attention with its design characteristics and powerful engine performance – this is a car for those who love life.”
As the sportiest variant of the C-Class, the Coupé displays its driving enjoyment-oriented character in an emotive and at the same time formally distinct design. A sporty striking front section featuring diamond radiator grille and long bonnet – the new Coupé is 60 millimetres longer than its predecessor between the firewall and front axle. A high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors underscore the sporty character.
One particular highlight is the long drawn-out dropping line typical of a coupé. To underscore the Coupé's sporty disposition, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than that of the Saloon.
Interior: generous, dynamic, exquisite
The interior is likewise a statement of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity and combines emotion with intelligence. Although it exudes athletic and youthful charm, it has grown in maturity. Driver and passengers enjoy an ambience that leans toward the interior of the C-Class Saloon yet raises it to a new, sporty level. Flowing forms characterise the centre console as well as the door and rear side panelling, which smoothly merge into one another to emphasise the coupé character. The individually combined trim elements underscore the sporty character of the interior. A seating system including integral sports seats designed specifically for the Coupé offers sporty comfort. An automatic belt extender also offers convenience.
With an 80 millimetre longer wheelbase, the C-Class Coupé is 95 millimetres longer and 40 millimetres wider than the predecessor. The increased vehicle volume above all creates more spaciousness for the driver and front passenger. There is more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom on all seats.
Fascinating individual highlights
The AMG Line, available as standard in the GCC, further underlines the dynamism of the Coupé. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills featuring AMG body styling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. Interior highlights of the AMG Line include sportily exclusive touches such as upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with contrasting topstitching, a multifunction sports steering wheel with flat bottom and AMG sports pedals. The trim in open-pore black ash, combined with aluminium in the dashboard and the doors, emphasise the look.
Equally eye-catching is the optional Interior Chrome package (not available for GCC) featuring numerous highlights shrouded in silver chrome, including the instrument cluster, the air vents and the door openers.
The Coupé can optionally be equipped with AIRMATIC air suspension on the front and rear axle. Its electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping on the front and rear axle ensures outstanding road roar and tyre vibration characteristics in any situation. AIRMATIC also features all-round self-levelling for excellent ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded.
You determine the driving characteristics
Drivers can choose the character of their Coupé at the push of a button: sporty, comfortable or consumption-optimised. To this end, the driver can select one of five driving modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT switch: "ECO", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual". Selecting "Individual" allows the driver to customise the vehicle settings to personal preferences.
Lighter, stiffer and stronger
Intelligent lightweight construction with a higher proportion of aluminium helps make the Coupé lighter than its predecessor. Light-alloy components include the wings, bonnet and boot lid. At the same time, the body is now much stiffer and stronger thanks to the use of high-strength materials, which has a positive effect on not only driving dynamics and noise levels but also crash safety. The Coupé therefore follows a Mercedes-Benz tradition in not only meeting all current national and international laws, but also all rating requirements as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in real-life accidents.
Driving safely, reducing stress
There is a host of safety and assistance systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept to choose from on board. ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, is included as standard. Further standard equipment includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS Assist. Apart from a visual proximity warning and an additional audible collision warning, it includes Adaptive Brake, which can help prevent collisions by boosting the brake pressure commensurate with the situation.
Vibrant infotainment experience
The new multimedia generation offers intuitive controls with animations and visual effects. Frontbass ensures a listening experience almost on a par with a concert hall – especially as the car is equipped with the Burmester® sound system as standard in the GCC (Mercedes-AMG C63 / C63 S Coupe). The Frontbass system uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers.
The navigation system displays its contents interactively. Its features include an animated compass and a "Drive Show" with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations aboard airliners.
COMAND Online provides a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, offers fast hard-disc navigation and the LINGUATRONIC voice control system. The basic Audio 20 system as well as Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online all offer basic telephony as standard, which links up a mobile phone to the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface.
An overview of the C-Class Coupé models in the region:
|Model||Dis-placement c||kW/hp||Nm||0-10 in sec||1/100km||C02 g/km|
|C 180 7G-TRONIC PLUS||1595||115/156||250||8.8||5.4||126|
|C 200 7G-TRONIC PLUS||1991||135/186||300||7.3||5.4||125|
|C 250 7G-TRONIC PLUS||1991||155/211||350||6.8||5.4||125|
|C 300 7G-TRONIC PLUS||1991||180/245||370||6.0||6.3||146|
V8 Biturbo in the Mercedes-AMG C 63
The Mercedes-AMG Coupé C 63 delivers the hallmark AMG "Driving Performance" with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine rated at 350 kW/476 hp (375 kW/510 hp in the C 63 S). It is characterised by two turbochargers positioned not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder "V". The key advantages of this design are compact dimensions; optimal throttle response and low exhaust emissions.
|Model||Dis-placement cc||kW/hp||Nm||0-10 in sec||1/100km||C02 g/km|
The C 200, C 250, C 300 are available in the GCC. Pricing starts from USD 49.350 for the C 200, USD 53,000 for the C 250 and USD 55,550 for the C 300.