2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The C-Class lineup of Mercedes cars is very popular in the
market. The models are affordable which allows many enthusiasts
to enjoy the luxurious feeling of driving a Mercedes. 
Recently, the automaker released the sedans so it was only a
matter of time before the Coupes followed. There are reports
that the automaker will also add a cabriolet variant on this
lineup for the 2017 model year. The Coupe is based on the sedan
and is almost similar to the former except for a few features.
The 2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe looks more modern and luxurious
than the outgoing version. Read along for more information
about the coupes:

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2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe Exterior

The Coupe exterior design specifically the front end is
identical to the sedan it is based on.  As such, the
vehicle features a sporty front bumper with 3 air inlets just
like the sedan. Above the bumper is the signature radiator
grille which has been slightly altered to differentiate the
coupe from the sedan. Rather than two bars across the grille,
the automaker has used just a single bar. The grille is flanked
by projector LED headlights similar to those of the sedan. In
addition, the hood is sculptured just like on the sedan. The
Coupe also features a sunroof that channels more light in the
cabin.

At the rear, you will find a mild ducktail spoiler. Below the
bumper are two exhaust outlets. The vehicle rides on a set of
17-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires but 18-inch wheels
are available as an option.

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The Premium 2 package adds power-folding mirrors and a
power-closing trunk which is operated via foot gestures. 
The Sport package adds cross-drilled brake rotors; summer tires
and a more aggressive body kit featuring a chromed “diamond”
grille.
Overall, the Coupe measures 3.7 inches longer and 1.6 inches
wider than the outgoing coupes.

A lot of aluminum has been used in its body including on the
fenders, hood and trunk which has translated in a reduction of
its curb weight and thus a better performance and improved fuel
economy.

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2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe Interior

On the inside, the Coupe is almost identical to the 4-door
sedan. Compared to the sedan, the driver and front passengers
sit an inch lower on the redesigned sport seats. Due to the
increased dimensions, all passengers have a better head and
shoulder room. However, despite the increase in size, the rear
is more uptight and the trunk space has reduced. The vehicle
packs an awesome amount of luxury and convenient features as
standard.

However, if you feel that the standard features are inadequate
for you, you can opt for the Premium 1 package which adds a
backup camera, keyless entry, a blind-spot monitoring system, a
13-speaker 590 watt Burmester audio system and 6 months of
SiriusXM subscription. For more, there is the Premium 2 package
which adds an 8.4-inch screen, a touch pad and a navigation
system with a whole three years of live traffic and map
updates. It also adds illuminated AMG door sills, ambient cabin
lighting and power-closing trunk.

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Opting for the Premium 3 package will allow you access to
safety features like rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise
control, lane-keep assist, pedestrian detection and Brake
Assist Plus. This package also features traffic-sign
recognition and a perfume atomizer for the air conditioning
system.

Heated seats, leather upholstery and ventilation on seats are
all standalone options.  Remember if you want ventilated
seats, you must also order leather seats. There is also a Sport
package which can be combined with any of the three
aforementioned packages. This package adds aluminum pedals and
MB-Tex on the dashboard.  Mercedes also offers a Parking
Assist Package which adds automatic parallel parking,
360-degree cameras as well as front and rear parking sensors.

The new Mercedes C-Class Coupe 2017 also offers rear-seat side
airbags as a standalone option.

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Engine Specs and performance

The C-Class Coupes 2017 are offered with a number of engines.
Motivating the base C300 Coupe is a turbocharged 2.0 L,
4-cylinder engine which is sourced from the C300 Sedan. The
engine is good for 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The engine
is paired with a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission system.
Maximum torque is available starting from only 1,300 rpm.

The C300 is hooked up with a Dynamic Select system which comes
with five driving modes i.e. ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus
and Individual. The individual mode enables the driver to
customize shift points, throttle response steering effort and
handling.

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If you want to go all-out on the tracks and the freeway, then
you should opt for the AMG C63 and C63 S Coupes. Powering the
C63 Coupes is a Biturbo V-8 engine which is tuned in two
flavors. On the C63 Coupe, the engine pumps out 468 hp and 479
lb-ft of torque.  This power pushes the vehicle to
accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

On the other hand, the engine produces 503 horses and 516 lb-ft
of torque on the C63S and accelerates to 60 mph from standstill
in 3.8 seconds. Both engines are mated to an AMG SpeedShift MCT
7-speed automatic transmission system that channel power to the
rear wheels.

The C63 Coupe features a mechanical limited-slip rear
differential while the C63 S features an electronic one.

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2017 Mercedes C-class Coupe AMG

Price and release date

According to a report by the automaker, the Coupes will be
offered in two stages. Arriving first is the rear-wheel drive
C300 Coupe and the all-wheel drive C300 4Matic Coupe. These two
models will arrive this spring. The more potent AMG C63 Coupe
and C63 S Coupe will arrive later in the summer.

The C450 Coupe will come later this year.  As for the
price, Mercedes is yet to release official prices. However,
these coupes don’t come cheap. The base C300 will start at
around $ 40,000. The all-wheel-drive C300 4Matic will add
around $ 2,000 to the base model’s price. However, if you want
the top-of-the-range AMG C63 Coupe and the C63 S Coupe, you
will need to pay around $ 70,000 and $ 80,000 respectively.

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Competition

The revamp of 2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe will improve the
Coupes competitiveness against other impressive models which
include the BMW
4 Series, Audi A5
and Cadillac
ATS and ATS-V Coupes.