2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is longer, arrives in December

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Today Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2017 C-Class Coupe, calling its design “vivid” and “sensual”. Mercedes brags the model brings with it a mixture of both modern luxury and “agile sportiness”, and that it is 60 millimeters longer from front axle to firewall than the previous version. In addition, the model’s suspension sits 15 millimeters lower than the Saloon, and is joined by 17 inch wheels for what the auto maker says is an overall “sporty proposition.”

Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Coupé C 300, Selenit Grau, Leder Cranberry rot Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé C 300, selenit grey, leather cranberry red

There’s a lot to note about the upcoming model, which arrives in December. The 2017 C-Class Coupe is overall 40 millimeters wider and 95 millimeters longer, which results in a larger volume that gives the front passenger and driver more space: shoulder room is improved, says Mercedes, as well as elbow room and headroom among all the seats, not just the front ones.

The auto maker says there are a couple special upholstery color combinations for the interior, one of which is saddle brown and porcelain and one that is described as “nut brown/black with turquoise topstitching”. Other interior elements include a multi-function sports steering wheel with a flat bottom portion, AMG sports pedals, and aluminum in the dash, and more.

Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Coupé C 250 d 4MATIC, hyacinthrot, Leder Porzellan/schwarz Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé C 250 d 4MATIC, hyacinth red, leather porcellain/black

The new C-Class Coupe is designed to keep road noise and tire vibration to a minimum, but to maintain “agile driving dynamics” regardless. As part of this, Mercedes has used a 4-link front axle with a wheel suspension that is de-coupled from the spring strut. Steel suspension is standard, though a pair of variants are also available, one that is more sports-centric and one that is more focused on agility.

Other features include an optional AIRMATIC air suspension, four gas engines and two diesel engine options, greater usage of aluminum for an overall lighter weight, and what Mercedes brags is the “best drag coefficients in almost all vehicle classes” — in this case, the C-Class Coupe has a drag coefficient of 0.26.

(slashgear.com)

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