by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

The C-Class Coupé: Pure fun at the wheel with the perfect coupé proportions - V


Stuttgart, Germany, May 17, 2011

The model range: Individual sportiness

There is a choice of five engines – two diesel and three petrol units – for the C-Class Coupé, delivering between 115 kW (156 hp) and 225 kW (306 hp). Eleven different paint finishes, including the special diamond white metallic BRIGHT paint finish, can be combined with four interior colours comprising black, alpaca grey, sahara beige or flamenco red. Fabric/ARTICO man-made leather, ARTICO man-made leather and leather are the three upholstery choices. When it comes to trim parts, there are five options – high-gloss black piano-lacquer look, dark aluminium, matt brown ash, AMG carbon piano-lacquer look, and porcelain piano-lacquer look with the style package and the Edition 1.

The AMG Sports package combines attractive and exclusive optional extras, thus giving the coupé a sportier look. Package contents include the three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section, AMG seven-spoke light-alloy wheels, sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, ATTENTION ASSIST and the AMG Styling package comprising front apron, side sill panels and rear apron. The lowered sports suspension and speed-sensitive sports steering afford more fun at the wheel. Ordering the Coupé with an automatic transmission and the AMG Sports package also gets you shift paddles on the steering wheel for changing gears manually. The AMG Sports package is available with all the engines in the line-up.

The Style package with its two-tone colour concept provides scope for maximum individualisation and can likewise be combined with all engine variants. It encompasses black ARTICO man-made leather upholstery with contrasting porcelain seams, a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel with twelve buttons and in two-tone nappa leather with perforated grip area (lower section in porcelain leather), ATTENTION ASSIST, porcelain piano-lacquer look trim, door centre panel, armrest, centre console and gearshift boot with contrasting porcelain seams, floor mats with contrasting porcelain edges and roof lining with black fabric.

In the year of market launch only, an Edition 1 of the C-Class Coupé can be obtained. The highlights here are the optional special paint finishes in designo magno night black or diamond white metallic BRIGHT. The Edition 1 is also available in obsidian black, tenorite grey, iridium silver or palladium silver.

Other features: two-tone AMG seven-spoke, 18" light-alloy wheels, the AMG Sports package described above, black ARTICO man-made leather seats with contrasting porcelain seams, two-tone multifunction sports steering wheel, porcelain piano-lacquer look trim and the Edition 1 badge on one of those trim parts.

The driving assistance systems are grouped into two packages: the Lane Tracking package consisting of Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist as the systems that can provide a warning in hazardous situations, and the Driving Assistance package PLUS, which comes with DISTRONIC PLUS, BAS PLUS, PRE-SAFE® Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist – assistance systems which actively intervene if necessary after providing a warning.

The designo programme and numerous optional extras allow the C-Class Coupé to be individualised further. Examples include the Dynamic Handling package with Sport mode, lowering and speed-sensitive sports steering with a direct ratio, the electric panoramic sliding sunroof and the Intelligent Light System. The latter comprises bi-xenon headlamps with variable light distribution and dynamic headlamp range adjustment for country roads, motorways and dense fog, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, active light function, LED daytime running lamps and headlamp cleaning system.

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