Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Cabriolet and C43 AMG get 2019 refresh
After giving the C-Class sedan a nip and tuck a few months ago, Mercedes Benz has turned their attention towards the Coupe, Cabriolet and the warm C43 AMG. The updates include a few visual tweaks and more power for the existing engines.
The C Class Coupe and Cabriolet gets more function-oriented changes than simple aesthetic updates. The headlights are now full-LED units but they look largely similar to the outgoing model’s units. The grille gets a single bar design while the twin-bar design is reserved for the C43 AMG. Inside, all models are equipped with a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch is available as an option.
The Intelligent Drive assistance tech is borrowed from the S-Class and it includes adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, land change assist, active steering assist, automatic emergency braking, and automatic evasive steering.
The engine in the C300 models is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit that dishes out 255 hp and 370 Nm. This engine is hooked up to a nine-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels or all four wheels, if the 4MaTIC all-wheel-drive system is opted for. This combo is good enough to power the C300 Coupe from 0 to 100 kph in 6 seconds while the Cabriolet takes another two-tenths of a second. The top speed for both models is same at 209 kph.
In the C43 AMG, a bi-turbo 3.0-litre V6 makes 385 hp and 520 Nm. It also gets a nine-speed auto and 4Matic. The C43 AMG Coupe gets from 0 to 100 kph in just over 4.5 seconds while the Cabrio takes 0.1 seconds more. The Sedan matches the same time as the Cabrio. The 4Matic system in the C43 AMG models will be more rear biased.
The updated C Class Coupe, Cabrio and C43 AMG models should go on sale alongside the sedan by the end of 2018 in UAE, KSA and the rest of the GCC.