Mercedes-Benz’s facelifted C-Class coupé and cabriolet have done their open debuts are now accessible to order, with a coupé labelled from £37,620 and a drop-top starting during £41,439.
The some-more renouned coupé is accessible with 4 powertrain options including a ’43 4Matic’-badged 3.0-litre V6 with four-wheel drive, from entry-level C200 – accessible with discretionary four-wheel expostulate – 250bhp C300, and C220d – a usually diesel. C200 4Matic is not accessible on a cabrio, and C300 will be combined to a drop-top lineup after a central launch.
Options embody a Premium Package during £2795 adding a apartment of record upgrades around a cabin, while £4995 (£3595 on a cabriolet) Premium Plus upgrades a sound complement to a high-end Burmeister setup, and adds keyless start and a breathtaking sunroof. Non-AMG models can be specced with £895 atmosphere suspension.
The reworked two-door C-Class models, suggested during the at the New York motor show, follow the facelifted four-door C-Class tavern and estate during a recent Geneva motor show.
Along with some predictably pointed extraneous styling tweaks and upgraded interior appointments, they have a array of midlife involuntary changes, including a some-more absolute engine in a four-wheel-drive C43 4Matic.
That indication retains a same turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine used by a prototype saloon, estate, coupé and automobile models, nonetheless gains an additional 23bhp (to 386bhp) while using a same 383lb ft of torque as before.
Despite a boost in appetite for a new C43 4Matic, though, Mercedes-AMG quotes a same 0-62mph and tip speed total as a effusive indication during a particular 4.7sec and singular 155mph.
Also new for a facelifted C-Class is an entry-level EQ Boost mild-hybrid powertrain to be charity in comparison markets, including a UK, from a center of a year.
Based on Mercedes’ newly grown turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 181bhp and 206lb ft of torque, a powertrain facilities a belt-driven alternator able of providing an additional 140bhp and 118lb ft of torque for brief durations for softened accelerative ability and fibre during low revs.
To be propitious to a C200 EQ Boost and C200 4Matic EQ Boost saloon, estate, coupé and automobile models, a new petrol-electric powertrain also receives a 48V electric design for combined efficiency. It operates in multiple with a belt-driven alternator and lithium-ion battery to recuperate adult to 12kW of kinetic appetite during braking, as good as providing a coasting duty that idles a engine during extended durations on a overrun.
In a new C200 EQ Boost Coupé, that comes as customary with a nine-speed torque converter-equipped involuntary transmission, a mild-hybrid powertrain provides 0-62mph acceleration in 7.9sec and a tip speed of 149mph. Despite confirming it meets a latest Euro6d TEMP emissions standards, Mercedes has nonetheless to yield central fuel expenditure and CO2 glimmer total for a new model.
The new powertrain is partial of a operation of petrol-electric units from Mercedes, that also includes a some-more absolute turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The section is formed on an EQ Boost complement and will be launched in a (yet to be strictly confirmed) C300 EQ Boost and C300 4Matic EQ Boost models. They are due in saloon, estate, coupé and automobile forms and will go on sale alongside their C200 EQ Boost siblings in July.
Mercedes has nonetheless to reliable sum of a C300 EQ Boost, nonetheless insiders have told Autocar that a explosion engine develops 255bhp and 295lb ft, with an combined 16bhp and 118lb ft accessible around a belt-driven alternator.
Further engines confirmed for a 2018 C-Class coupé and automobile embody a new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel. It replaces a comparison turbocharged 2.1-litre section in a C220d, charity an combined 24bhp and a same torque rating during 191bhp and 295lb ft.
In line with their tavern and estate siblings, a C-Class coupé and automobile accept a pointed styling modernise with a new-look front fender and standard-fit diamond-pattern grille insert together with customary LED headlights and full LED tail-lights.
Further changes embody new trim elements and colour combinations within a interior, a customary keyless go function, a new-look stop/start symbol and a remote duty for a C-Class cabriolet’s fabric hood, that can now be operated from outward a car.
Buyers can also choice a facelifted C-Class coupé and automobile with a new digital instrument arrangement that comes with 3 themes: classic, competition and progressive.
In 2017 in a UK, Mercedes sole 8000 C-Class Coupes and 6000 cabriolets, compared to 23,000 C-Class saloons and 7000 estates.
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