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June 29, 2016
By Mario Cywinski


Mercedes-Benz Canada recently introduced the new Coupe variant of its popular C-Class model. The new version is larger but also 50 kilograms lighter than the outgoing model.

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.

Standard on C300 4MATIC is the Dynamic Select system, which allows the driver to select a variety of driving styles including, comfort (standard setting), eco (focus is on fuel economy), sport (sporty steering, throttle and transmission response), sport+ (more aggressive setting than sport), and individual settings. AMG C63S models also get a race mode, which allows for a racetrack setup for vehicle systems.

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.

Lighting on the C-Class Coupe is achieved with halogen headlights with LED DRLs (on C300 4MATIC), static LED headlights with LED DRLs (optional on C300, standard on C63), and active LED headlights with LED DRLs (optional on C300 and C63, standard on C63S). All versions get LED taillights with fibre optics.

“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.

Safety is front and centre on the C-Class Coupe, which will be available with: Crosswind Assist (ESP sensors detect if the vehicle is being pushed off course and will employ the brakes to counteract the crosswind), Dynamic Cornering Assist (ESP sensors help to reduce understeer in corners), PRE-SAFE, Blind Spot Assist, Attention Assist, and Collision Prevention Assist Plus (uses visual and sound warning if a collision is imminent (makes it sound like the system prepares for a collision coming from behind), brakes are boosted if the driver applies the brakes or autonomous partial braking occurs if the driver doesn't react).

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