MercedesBenz CClass Coupe review | carsguide com au

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Coupe


Neil Dowling tests and reviews the new Mercedes-Benz Coupe at its Australian launch.

C-Class Coupe 4

PARKING luxury in your driveway has been as affordable or as property-enhancing to Mercedes-Benz.

It may be the world’s oldest car but it couldn’t better capture and elegance with wallet-cheating demanded by today’s buyers. And its pricing, you don’t have to be a to own one.

Mercedes recently production of its CLC and CLK coupes, now filling the gap its newcomer, the C-Class Coupe. it has two doors, the coupe seats has a boot almost as big as the sedan and with a new generation of frugal engines — and one V6 — an even more explosive AMG ready for duty later year.

The pretty coupe comes a pretty price. There be five models of the C-Class the line-up is filled out by early year. For now, there’s the entry-level at $58,900 (which is $400 dearer than the compact CLC Evolution model); C250CDI (the only in the range); C350; and next the C63 AMG. The standard equipment is as impressive as the prices, including a control system with traffic management for the C250 and Unusual for a new model poised to hit the Mercedes will launch 1 — a limited edition that costs $4360 (a bit extra for the C180) for gear 18-inch seven spoke and stitched leather upholstery in

There’s a lot of CLK in the profile and indeed the way the Coupe is designed traces its intended clientele. The nose and fenders are basically C-Class but externally the lines involve all new metal and — in the case of the — aluminium. Trainspotters note the Coupe’s two-bar LED running lights and LEDs for the There’s also a fat Mercedes emblem within the grille. The is from the C-Class range the big exception of the sculptured two rear Mercedes claims the boot only 15 litres off the luggage compared with the sedan. and finish are excellent though typical Mercedes restraint. The its gets to letting its hair is the silver finish of the dash and trim which is called


The three four cylinder are a treat. They’ve been in other models in recent but Mercedes just keeps these comparatively small to get more economy and yet still a smile on the driver’s face. The and C250 petrols share the of a 1.8-litre capacity and a turbocharger. But lifts the C180’s 115kW/250Nm to cuts the 0-100km/h dash to 7.2 from 8.9 seconds and yet the quicker, powerful unit gets fuel economy and puffs emissions.

The C180 claims 7.3 and 169g/km CO2 while the C250 7.0 l/100km and emits 163g/km The 2.1-litre turbo-diesel four is quicker to 100km/h than the substantially more economical at 5.1 and 134g/km CO2 and delivers 150kW/500Nm. the Coupe is all C-Class sedan, the sports button that the suspension. It is standard on all models and on the C180.

Same as the C-Class sedan and the Coupe gets a five-star rating and has the full suite of and braking system electronics. You expect anything less.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Coupe

the C-Class Coupe feels a much bigger car. it’s physically bigger the CLC that it sort-of replaces and is than the E-Class based But on the road, and indeed within the it feels the same size as the Which is biggish. That decent cabin room, by the expansive width and ability to fit two in the rear. The design and placement of and switches follow Mercedes which means familiarisation is

Crank the C250 petrol and the idle is a bit harsh. The turbo it a lot quieter than the supercharger on previous Kompressor models, but still not the smoothest unit But there’s no complaints with the There is a bit of lag off the mark but the seven in the transmission make it easier and to pluck the best from the powerband and get it to the ground. The gearbox is, by the excellent. Its rapid shifts more like a dual-clutch manual.

While the C250’s powerplant is a — Mercedes predicts it be the biggest seller in the Coupe — it is the diesel that is Pity that most will dismiss it because it is a powerful performer and so easy to quickly — and economically. The and C350 weren’t available to On drives through Victoria’s mountain range and along the Ocean Road, the Coupe confident road holding and a ride from a very chassis.


. $58,900 (C180); $69,900 and C250CDI); $99,900 (C350); (C63 AMG)

Warranty . roadside assist

Service . 15,000km/12 months

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Coupe


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