The C-Class lineup of Mercedes cars is very popular in the market. The models are affordable which allows many enthusiasts to enjoy the luxurious feeling of driving a Mercedes. Recently, the automaker released the sedans so it was only a matter of time before the Coupes followed. There are reports that the automaker will also add a cabriolet variant on this lineup for the 2017 model year. The Coupe is based on the sedan and is almost similar to the former except for a few features. The 2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe looks more modern and luxurious than the outgoing version. Read along for more information about the coupes:
2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe Exterior
The Coupe exterior design specifically the front end is identical to the sedan it is based on. As such, the vehicle features a sporty front bumper with 3 air inlets just like the sedan. Above the bumper is the signature radiator grille which has been slightly altered to differentiate the coupe from the sedan. Rather than two bars across the grille, the automaker has used just a single bar. The grille is flanked by projector LED headlights similar to those of the sedan. In addition, the hood is sculptured just like on the sedan. The Coupe also features a sunroof that channels more light in the cabin.
At the rear, you will find a mild ducktail spoiler. Below the bumper are two exhaust outlets. The vehicle rides on a set of 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires but 18-inch wheels are available as an option.
The Premium 2 package adds power-folding mirrors and a power-closing trunk which is operated via foot gestures. The Sport package adds cross-drilled brake rotors; summer tires and a more aggressive body kit featuring a chromed “diamond” grille.
Overall, the Coupe measures 3.7 inches longer and 1.6 inches wider than the outgoing coupes.
A lot of aluminum has been used in its body including on the fenders, hood and trunk which has translated in a reduction of its curb weight and thus a better performance and improved fuel economy.
2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe Interior
On the inside, the Coupe is almost identical to the 4-door sedan. Compared to the sedan, the driver and front passengers sit an inch lower on the redesigned sport seats. Due to the increased dimensions, all passengers have a better head and shoulder room. However, despite the increase in size, the rear is more uptight and the trunk space has reduced. The vehicle packs an awesome amount of luxury and convenient features as standard.
However, if you feel that the standard features are inadequate for you, you can opt for the Premium 1 package which adds a backup camera, keyless entry, a blind-spot monitoring system, a 13-speaker 590 watt Burmester audio system and 6 months of SiriusXM subscription. For more, there is the Premium 2 package which adds an 8.4-inch screen, a touch pad and a navigation system with a whole three years of live traffic and map updates. It also adds illuminated AMG door sills, ambient cabin lighting and power-closing trunk.
Opting for the Premium 3 package will allow you access to safety features like rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, pedestrian detection and Brake Assist Plus. This package also features traffic-sign recognition and a perfume atomizer for the air conditioning system.
Heated seats, leather upholstery and ventilation on seats are all standalone options. Remember if you want ventilated seats, you must also order leather seats. There is also a Sport package which can be combined with any of the three aforementioned packages. This package adds aluminum pedals and MB-Tex on the dashboard. Mercedes also offers a Parking Assist Package which adds automatic parallel parking, 360-degree cameras as well as front and rear parking sensors.
The new Mercedes C-Class Coupe 2017 also offers rear-seat side airbags as a standalone option.
Engine Specs and performance
The C-Class Coupes 2017 are offered with a number of engines. Motivating the base C300 Coupe is a turbocharged 2.0 L, 4-cylinder engine which is sourced from the C300 Sedan. The engine is good for 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission system. Maximum torque is available starting from only 1,300 rpm.
The C300 is hooked up with a Dynamic Select system which comes with five driving modes i.e. ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. The individual mode enables the driver to customize shift points, throttle response steering effort and handling.
If you want to go all-out on the tracks and the freeway, then you should opt for the AMG C63 and C63 S Coupes. Powering the C63 Coupes is a Biturbo V-8 engine which is tuned in two flavors. On the C63 Coupe, the engine pumps out 468 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. This power pushes the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
On the other hand, the engine produces 503 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque on the C63S and accelerates to 60 mph from standstill in 3.8 seconds. Both engines are mated to an AMG SpeedShift MCT 7-speed automatic transmission system that channel power to the rear wheels.
The C63 Coupe features a mechanical limited-slip rear differential while the C63 S features an electronic one.
Price and release date
According to a report by the automaker, the Coupes will be offered in two stages. Arriving first is the rear-wheel drive C300 Coupe and the all-wheel drive C300 4Matic Coupe. These two models will arrive this spring. The more potent AMG C63 Coupe and C63 S Coupe will arrive later in the summer.
The C450 Coupe will come later this year. As for the price, Mercedes is yet to release official prices. However, these coupes don’t come cheap. The base C300 will start at around $ 40,000. The all-wheel-drive C300 4Matic will add around $ 2,000 to the base model’s price. However, if you want the top-of-the-range AMG C63 Coupe and the C63 S Coupe, you will need to pay around $ 70,000 and $ 80,000 respectively.