The new, 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe made its debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, showing how the next generation of the C-Class will look. Now, we have the full design specs, powertrains and pricing revealed.
Prices will start at $47,587 for the entry model or the C30 Coupe. The 2017 C-Class Coupe is around $4,500 more expensive than the entry model of the C-Class saloon version. Deliveries for the car will start by the end of this year, in December. Other prices will remain close to the saloon version, with the C63 AMG serving as the range topper with a price tag close to $70,000.
Mercedes wanted a completely new design for the 2017 C-Class Coupe, giving the sporty car new classic proportions and more dramatic outlook. The proportions of the new C-Class coupe are closer to the S-class coupe as the car is 2.5 inches wider in the front end and 2.6 inches wider in the rear. Mercedes has changed the fenders on the front and the rear for the 2017 C-Class coupe, resulting in new and dramatic effect. The only similarity between the C-Class sedan and the C-Class coupe on the outside is the front clip, but once you get past the A-pillars, everything is different and new.
The chassis of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has also undergone some changes. For starters, the roofline is positioned 1.6-inches lower, which essentially lowered the height of the center of gravity by 0.8-inches. Mercedes has changed the brakes, offering carbon-ceramic brakes for the 2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe, as well as forged aluminum wheels. The two options together reduce the mass of the vehicle. For the front wheels, Mercedes offers 18 or 19 inch wheels, while the rear can feature 18, 19 or 20 inch wheels.
Under the hood, the 2017 C-Class Coupe will feature the same 2.0-liter turbo engine with 241hp as the sedan model. For the entry model, all-wheel drive is optional, while the rear wheel drive is the standard setting. Next in the lineup are the C450 AMG Sport packing twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 362 ponies, the C63 AMG twin turbo-charged 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 469 ponies for the standard and 503 ponies for the S version. The range topping C63 AMG S will sprint to 60mph in less than 4 seconds and reach up to 155mph. Drivers can optionally increase the top speed up to 180mph.
Inside the 2017 C-Class Coupe drivers will find the familiar interior and setting as in the C-Class sedan, but that is a good thing, seeing how the interior of the sedan severs as the benchmark for the segment. The focus is on the front cabin, with back seats receiving little features.