Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the all-new C-Class Coupe lineup, but we will have to wait a bit more for the C63.
Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the all-new C-Class Coupe lineup, but we will have to wait a bit more for the C63 .
We've seen the compact premium coupe from Daimler in numerous spy photos and videos, so the mini S-Class Coupe vibe shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Compared to the model it replaces, the new C-Class Coupe is 95 mm (3.7 inches) longer and 40 mm (1.6 inches) wider while the wheelbase has been stretched by 80 mm (3.1 inches).
So far Mercedes-Benz is only mentioning the C300 version and its 4MATIC counterpart with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 241 bhp and 273 lb-ft of torque. We expect the coupe to use the same array of engines as the sedan and wagon from where it will also source the gearboxes and optional air suspension.
As you would expect from a latest generation model with the three-pointed star, the C-Class Coupe features lots of safety & assistance systems like adaptive cruise control (up to 124 mph), brake assist, active lane keeping assist, active parking assist and a 360-degree camera. One clever function is the air conditioning's ability to work with the sat-nav system to close the air recirculation flap automatically whenever entering a tunnel and then it opens it after exiting the tunnel.
Full details will likely be released in the weeks to come ahead of a Frankfurt Motor Show debut in mid-September. The Euro-spec model will go on sale before the year's end whereas the US-spec model is going to be available next spring. The American version will come generously equipped as standard with LED headlights, keyless start, sport suspension and a panorama sunroof. It will be offered with an optional Sport Appearance Package with AMG-styled bumpers and side sills, diamond radiator grille with chrome pins, along with 18-inch AMG wheels, sport pedals and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
As a final note, the range-topping Mercedes-AMG C63 & C63 S Coupe will be unveiled on August 19.