C-CLASS COUPE IN SA: We have local pricing and details for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. Image: Mercedes-Benz
Cape Town - Mercedes-Benz has launched its latest C-Class variant in South Africa – the stylish Coupe.
It sports, says Mercedes-Benz, a dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, for a high-level of suspension comfort and agile handling.
Wheels24’s Janine Van Der Post is attending the local launch of the C-Class Coupe. Check back later this week for her driving impressions.
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'Sportiest C-Class yet'
As the sportiest variant of the C-Class, the Coupe has an assertive front featuring a diamond radiator grille and elongated bonnet, flowing lines along its flanks and a bold rear-end incorporating the genes of its Mercedes-Benz coupe siblings.
A high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing side-mirrors underscore the sporty character.
Drivers can choose from five driving modes using the Dynamic Select; Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. Selecting Individual allows the driver to customise the vehicle settings to their preference.
Powerful and efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with ECO start/stop, power the new range. Compared to their predecessors, they consume up to 20% less fuel, says Mercedes.
Initially, two petrol engines are available for the Coupe. Outputs range from the two-litre C 200 (135kW) and the C 300 model, likewise with a displacement of two litres but with an output of 180kW and 370Nm.
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The diesel version is equipped with a further advanced four-cylinder unit developing 125kW/400Nm of torque. The C 220 d features eco-friendly SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust gas after treatment.
Engines can be mated to either a six-speed manual, the 7-speed auto (standard on the C 300) or the new 9-speed 9G-TRONIC (optionally available on the C 220 d only).
C 200 R551 000
C 220 d R592 700
C 300 R660 300