New lev­els of el­e­gance

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING - — WR.

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.

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