New levels of elegance
MERCEDES-Benz is adding a Coupé to its C-Class family, which the company promises will raises interior elegance and style to a new sporty level.
The sporty bit comes from 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.
There are initially four petrol engines available for the Coupé. The power spectrum ranges from the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine in the C 180 with 115 kW/156 hp to the twolitre C 200 (135 kW) and C 250 (155 kW) models and the C 300, likewise with a displacement of two litres but with an output of 180 kW.
The two diesel models are equipped with an enhanced four-cylinder unit developing 125 kW or 150 kW and feature ecofriendly SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust gas aftertreatment.
The new levels of elegance come from the Coupé’s wealth of standard equipment and optional driver assist systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept.
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, which features an acoustic warning for the driver at speeds above seven kilometre per hour and Adaptive Brake Assist to help avoid collisions by boosting the braking effect in line with the current situation.
When a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles or, in the best-case scenario, even avoiding the collision altogether.
At speeds of up to 50 km/h the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles, and is thus able to help prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.
The AMG Line is available as an alternative to further underline the dynamism of the Coupé.
It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills featuring AMG bodystyling and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels.
The new C-Class Coupé launches in December and will be coming to South Africa soon.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé is an absolute head-turner.