As cliché as it sounds, the typical Mercedes-Benz is an executive sedan. Whether it’s the S-, the E- or even the compact C-Class, people will often picture the three-pointed star set atop the hood or on the grille of such cars.
If you’re a bit more adventurous and want to be different, the natural choice would be a two-door Merc. The SL has a long and distinguished history of being a sporty yet elegant cruiser. Then there’s the SLK, a bit smaller but still classy nonetheless. But if you aren’t too keen on a convertible, then the C-Class Coupe might just be the one for you.
The latest C-Class Coupe shares the lines of the latest W205 C-Class, but loses the two rear doors and has a roofline that cuts a fine, swoopy figure. The long hood is accentuated by the striking diamond-studded grille. The side profile, meanwhile, features clean, frameless doors that give the car a sporty vibe. Sitting 15mm lower than its sedan sibling, the Coupe gets a unique appearance, thanks to the feature line that extends beyond the rear wheel arch. This also goes nicely with the standard 17-inch alloys. The new Coupe, by the way, boasts a slick 0.26 coefficient of drag.
Those who want a bit more sportiness can spec their C-Class Coupe with AMG trim pieces, such as AMG bodykit, 18-inch rims, Artico leather or Dinamica microfiber upholstery, and a slew of silver and chrome accents scattered across the exterior and the interior. Matching the sporty yet elegant nature of the car are underpinnings that give both comfort and sportiness on the road. The suspension system, for instance, is available with selective damping and can be had in either Agility Control comfort or a more sporty setup with Sports Direct Steering. You can even specify an air suspension system, if you wish, for a truly agile road-carver.
Of course, all this would mean squat if the C-Class Coupe didn’t have the proper lump to get it going. If you’re keen on gasoline power, you can choose from any of these four engines: a 1.6-liter with 156hp (C180); a 2.0-liter with 184hp (C200); a 2.0-liter with 211hp (C250); and the top-spec 2.0-liter engine with 245hp (C300). If you prefer diesel, you have choices with output ranging from 170hp to 204hp. Either way, both are equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction to make them clean powerplants.
If you really want the ultimate in sport luxury, the C63 AMG Coupe will be unveiled in the near future. As for local distributor Auto Nation Group bringing the C-Class Coupe in, we feel this will happen soon. Wait for it.