Jose Altoveros / Mercedes-Benz | March 22, 2018 11:08
Updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Cabriolet packs more tech, subtle styling upgrades
Back at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced the updated C-Class sedan and wagon. It featured a subtle styling upgrade with most of changes found in the tech department. Now, the German automaker has revealed it’s two-door counterpart in the form of the refreshed C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.
Unsurprisingly, both the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet receive the same styling upgrades from their four-door sibling. The AMG-line single-bar diamond grill is now used on the standard model C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. It is then flanked by new full-LED headlights, which also come standard. Meanwhile, the C43 AMG models are now denoted by a two-bar grill, a more prominent rear diffuser, and twin circular exhaust tips.
Similar to the four-door C-Class, most of the changes found on the Coupe and Cabriolet are found inside and in the tech department. Inside, all-models now come with a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with smartphone integration. Buyers can now also opt to upgrade to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster as well as a multi-function steering wheel with touch controls that respond to swiping motions.
New on the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet is the Intelligent Drive assist tech taken from the S-Class. The new safety tech includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane change assist, active steering assist, automatic emergency braking, and automatic evasive steering. There are also improved camera and radars fitted, allowing the C-Class to see further and wider than previous.
Under the hood, the C300 Coupe and Cabriolet continue to use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Power has been increased however as it now outputs 255 PS (14 PS more) and 370 Nm of torque. It is then mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission which sends power to either the rear wheel or all-four wheels depending on the the variant.
The C43 AMG also gets a boost in power. The 3.0-liter biturbo V6 now produces 385 PS – 23 PS over the previous – and 520 Nm of torque. A 9-speed automatic and 4MATIC all-wheel drive then comes as standard.