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June 29, 2016
By Mario Cywinski
MERCEDES-BENZ INTRODUCES NEW C-CLASS COUPE
C-Class Coupe will come in C300 4Matic trim, with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs 241 horsepower and 273 foot/pounds of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It will offer fuel economy of 10.4 L/100 kilometres in the city and 8.0L/100km on the highway.
The C300 variant of the C-Class line is Mercedes-Benz Canada’s best selling passenger car in fleet for 2015, according to IHS Automotive driven by Polk.
In addition three AMG versions will be launching later this year. A C43 4MATIC and two variants of the C63. The C43 4MATIC will offer a 3.0L biturbo six-cylinder engine that offers 362hp and 384 ft/lbs of torque mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Also two versions of the C63 will be available, both will have a 4.0L biturbo eight-cylinder engine, the C63 will have 469hp and 479 ft/lbs of torque, while the C63S will have 503hp and 516 ft/lbs of torque. Both versions are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The C63 models also get an AMG high performance braking system, AMG Ride Control suspension, AMG Dynamic Select, AMG exterior styling, and AMG spoiler lip. On the inside, AMG steering wheel and instrument cluster, plus a 16-way power adjustable front seat with memory function, keyless start, and optional AMG carbon fibre trim.
“Our new C-Class Coupe continues the philosophy of our exciting coupes. It combines thrilling design with agile sportiness and modern luxury. The C-Class Coupe therefore clearly pledges itself to stylish driving enjoyment,” states Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.