C-Class Coupe Petrol

C-Class Coupe C300

If you find yourself in need of a little excitement, then one way to have a bit of fun is heading out for a drive in a new Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe.  The petrol versions are very smooth Coupes with plenty of style to make a big statement on the streets.  Sharing key design themes with the much larger Mercedes Benz S-Class Coupe, the C-Class Coupe is a real dream to drive and is sure to turn heads.  One of the huge pluses of the C-Class is that there is a lot of choice in both the sedan and coupe range.  There are loads of models that will suit a wide range of budgets and preferences.  Entry level Sport models are surprisingly affordable, while the mid-range C-Class Coupe Petrol models all offer plenty of gadgets and luxury.  Of course, there is the top of the range Mercedes-AMG tuned C 43 and C 63 models which are very quick.

You may well be familiar with the C-Class Coupe and its immediate rivals: the Audi A5, Lexus RC, Infiniti Q60 and the BMW 4 Series Coupe.  But in this class of cars, the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe Petrol is indeed a popular choice.  Where the European Coupes do well is that the recipe of efficient running costs, luxurious cabins and badge appeal are linked to the saloon versions of these cars.

One look at the striking 2017 C-Class Coupe design and it’s instantly attractive.  This is a great body style that resembles the S-Class Coupe as a scaled down version.  The 2017 version is 95 mm longer than the old car, as well as being 40 mm wider.  And it’s this extra metal that adds to the C-Class Coupe’s on road presence.  The wheelbase is 80 mm longer too.  The long bonnet is sexy, while the swooping roofline is low and sporty.

Standard C-Class Coupe cars offer just the two trims: Sport and AMG Lines.  These models offer some pretty handy equipment and, as standard, features like 17-inch alloys, artificial leather-trimmed heated sports seats, LED headlights, a seven-inch infotainment screen and a Garmin sat-navigation system are all present.  Sport and AMG Line models of the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe Petrol cars come with a choice of a 2.0-litre petrol developing either 135 kW in the C 200 or 180 kW in the C 300.  Mercedes Benz gearboxes are always nice to use, and even the six-speed manual is a delight.  The other gearbox for these two versions is the seven-speed auto.

Mid-range models through to the flagship C43 and C63 AMG versions offer a really nice nine-speed gearbox that’s quick and very smooth.  In this range, you can have the option of rear-wheel drive or 4Matic four-wheel drive.  The C 43 Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe uses a new 270 kW, 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 and is mated to the nine-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.  A whole lot more extra equipment comes with this model both on the inside and outside of the car.

As the flagship, the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe C 63 comes with a 350 kW, 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8.  And the S version boasts a few more horses in a 375 kW version of the same engine. Both of these Coupes come with unique AMG body styling and special AMG interior equipment.

Out on the road, a Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe is quick and surefooted; the real speedsters, of course, being the C43 and C63 AMG versions.  Electric power steering gives more weight than the system found in the standard C-Class Saloon.  These Coupes are made to be driven, and the extra weight/feel for the driver is an excellent quality for the open road enthusiast.  All of the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe Petrol models come with Agility Select and this system allows you to choose between Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.  For a little extra, Mercedes provide the C-Class Coupe with an Airmatic Agility package which really is worth its weight in gold.  The ride quality is amazing – though cars with really low profile 18-inch wheels can counteract the air suspension’s comfort levels on really nasty roads – due to their large diameters – and the bumps can be felt, particularly in Sport and Sport+ modes.

The Mercedes Benz Coupe comes with the option of 4Matic AWD which can split the engine’s power 50:50 to the front and rear axles.  C43 and C63 models have the AWD as standard, and with all that power it’s no surprise really.  Audi RS versions have had AWD for some time now and they really have been superior – particularly in the wet.  Mercedes has needed to close this gap – and BMW have just provided their new M5 with AWD traction.  With so much power in these performance cars, AWD is the best way forward – literally.

C-Class Coupe Front Fascia

Interior quality is strong, and the design is straight out of the sedan versions.  The C-Class Coupe has a tablet-like touch display screen attached to the dash.  This is perhaps an area where the C-Class is a little behind the BMW and Audi Coupes because the two other German cars are easier to use.  Lexus knows how to make a good touch screen, too.  A Garmin satellite navigation system works well and Bluetooth and DAB are standard features.  Premium and Premium Plus Packs have a Burmester surround sound audio system as an option, and with 13 speakers and a nine-channel amp the sound is superb.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Rear Seating

On a more practical note, the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe Petrol has a well-shaped boot and plenty of spaces for interior storage.  The two seats in the rear offer reasonable space but excellent comfort.  A pair of cup holders  is situated where your typical middle seat normally is in a five seater sedan.  Standard Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupes offer around 400 litres in the boot which is handy enough for a weekend getaway.  Both the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5 Coupes offer 50-litres more.  The C63 Coupe model has even less room for luggage, at just 355 litres.

Safety for the 2017 Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe is excellent, and the five-star result provides seven airbags, heaps of active safety systems, a driver tiredness monitor and tyre-pressure warning systems as standard items.  Other safety options include a Driver Assistance Pack which brings blind-spot warning, lane departure assist and adaptive cruise control, Head-up display, and Active LED lights with a cornering function, and high-beam assist.

Preference is always a big decision maker, and when you are in the Coupe game, the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe Petrol has all the style you’ll ever need.  The problem here is that so does the Lexus RC, BMW 4 Series Coupe, the Audi A5 and the Infiniti Q60!  Check them out, they’re all amazing drives.

The Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe Petrol models include the:

  • C-Class Coupe C250
  • C-Class Coupe C300
  • C-Class Coupe C43
  • C-Class Coupe C63 AMG
  • C-Class Coupe C63 S AMG

For any more information on the Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mercedes Benz dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!