Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabrio: spring restyling
Important updates, especially under the skin, for the elegant two-door Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabrio.
After presenting the restyling of the sedan and station wagon, the German auto-giant unveils the updated versions of the Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. The look, in general, is almost unchanged, but the changes in terms of aesthetics are many if we also consider the details. In particular, the front design differs from the previous one with a new bumper and the matrix radiator mask as standard. On the front of the lights, the High Performance LED headlamps are now in series with a new design: for the first time, the Multibeam LED headlamps with Ultra Range high beam are also available for the first time. These sophisticated lights are standard for Premium and Premium Plus. In each headlight, there are 84 LEDs that can be managed individually. Even the rear lights, entirely LED, have been changed. For those aiming at sportsmanship, there is AMG Line, which has a series of more aggressive elements such as the Matrix radiator grille with chrome pins and an AMG specific front apron made of a new geometry, sporty air intakes and decorative element chrome.
Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Engine
At the launch, scheduled for next July, the following engines will be available: C200 petrol, C220d, AMG C43 4MATIC. The Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet is equipped with a new generation four-cylinder petrol engine. The new 1.5-liter displacement petrol engine will be present initially on the C 200 and C 200 4MATIC models. These models also feature an additional 48-volt system with belt-driven alternator-starter, the so-called EQ Boost. The symbiosis between the 48-volt system and the EQ Boost further reduces fuel consumption while increasing agility and comfort. During acceleration, the EQ Boost supports the 135 kW (184 bhp) engine with an additional 10 kW (14 bhp), filling the turbocharger delay in providing full boost pressure. During deceleration, the alternator-starter is able to recover the kinetic energy by charging the battery. A 2.0-liter version will follow later.
The new C220d brings the 2.0 diesel, more compact and efficient than the old 2.1. Despite the displacement reduced to just under two litres and 16%, less weight than the previous model, the new 143 kW diesel engine (194 hp) is able to develop 18 kW more than the previous one.
Finally, more performance for the C 43: the 3.0-liter V6 engine is now capable of delivering 287 kW (390 bhp), or 17 kW (23 bhp) more than before. The maximum torque of 520 Nm is available in the wide range of speeds between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm. The new C 43 4MATIC Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds, the Cabriolet in 4.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. Of course, the updated C63 AMG will also be available soon, with the 4-litre V8. At the time of launch, C-200 will be available with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, which allows the distribution of torque to 45% on the front axle and 55% on the rear axle. The combination of the ESP driving dynamics control system with the 4ETS electronic traction management system makes conventional differential locks superfluous, a solution that saves weight and significantly increases safety and driving comfort. In the Mercedes-AMG C 43 models, all-wheel drive is standard and is distinguished by the distribution of torque to the rear, with a 31% front axle and a 69% rear.
Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Interior
The interior is worthy of a sporty coupe, with full-length seats with flowing shapes and great value. The central console features an elegant decorative element with a harmonious line. Like the big sister E and S, the Mercedes C-Class is now equipped with new display systems with fully digital instrumentation, on request, and three different styles of visualization: classic, sporty and modern. To manage all the functions of the instrumentation without taking your hands off the steering wheel, there are touch keys. The infotainment system can also be managed via the touchpad controller positioned in the centre console, or through Voicetronic voice control. The new C-Class has the latest active assistance systems for driving. In certain situations, it is able to travel partially automated. The fundamental prerequisite is the ability to know what happens in the immediate vicinity thanks to the use of improved systems based on cameras and radar that monitor the road up to 500 meters away. The radar detects the surrounding environment up to 250 meters forward, 40 meters on the side and 80 meters back, while the camera goes up to 500 meters forward, including 90 meters in 3D. For Class C assistance functions it also interacts with cartographic and navigation data. In addition, an active steering assistance system, an active lane assist assistance system and an active assistance system in emergency braking.