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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS COUPE SPECIAL EDITIONS

C300d 4Matic AMG Line Night Ed Prem+ 2dr 9G-Tronic

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This improved Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is better placed than ever before to put one over on its domestic rivals. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

For some time, BMW and Audi had the mid-sized executive coupe sector to themselves; BMW with the 3 Series Coupe model that became the 4 Series Coupe: Audi with its A5. Mercedes introduced a C-Class Coupe model in 2011 to try and face up to these competitors, but it didn't make much headway. Only with the introduction of the second generation C-Class Coupe in 2015 was the Three-Pointed Star finally able to take on its Teutonic rivals at their own game. Here was a car that handled considerably more sharply than its four-door C-Class showroom stablemate. In fact, it was a good match against an equivalent 4 Series or A5 Coupe model. The only fly in the ointment were the carry-over base petrol and diesel engines that most customers had to be content with. If Mercedes could produce something better in this area, you felt, then it really would have a very complete contender on its hands. Well, with this revised second generation C-Class Coupe design, that's just what the Stuttgart brand has brought us.

Driving Experience

When we first tested the original version of this second generation C-Class coupe, we were particularly impressed by its surprisingly sharp handling dynamics. This attribute continues with the revised range but here, perhaps the most important news is the introduction of fresh mainstream petrol and diesel engines beneath the bonnet. The range kicks off with the 156hp 1.6-litre petrol engine used in the base C180, but ideally, you'd begin your perusal of the line-up with a more modern unit, the 1.5-litre 184hp petrol unit fitted to the base C200, a model available in rear-driven or 4MATIC form. This powerplant features clever 'EQ Boost' technology which uses a 48volt on-board network with a belt-driven starter/alternator. There's also a 258hp 2.0-litre petrol variant, the C300. Many C-Class Cabriolet customers still want a diesel, usually the 2.0-litre 194hp powerplant fitted to the C220d variant, which can be had in rear-driven or 4MATIC form. There's also a C300d variant with the same engine tuned out to 245hp. At the top of the range lie the fearsome Mercedes-AMG models, offered with V6 or V8 power. The V6-engined C 43 4MATIC now puts out 390hp, 23hp more than before. That's enough to take a C 43 Coupe from rest to 62mph in just 4.7s. Beyond that lies only the V8 C63 S AMG model, with a 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine offering 510hp.

Design and Build

The styling of this revised second generation C-class Coupe isn't much different, a revised front bumper slotting under the smart diamond radiator grille which is flanked by standard-fit LED High Performance headlights. As before, a high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors aim to underscore the sporty character. One particular highlight is the long drawn-out dropping line typical of a coupe. In contrast to the C-Class Saloon, the dropping line extends further past the rear wheel arch. To underscore the Coupe's sporty disposition, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than that of the Saloon. Inside, the cabin gets the option of the fully-digital instrument display, a 12.3-inch TFT screen that replaces the conventional dials using technology borrowed from larger Mercedes models. You can customise the layout between three display styles - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Progressive'. As before, flowing forms characterise the centre console as well as the door and rear side panelling, which smoothly merge into one another to emphasise the coupe character. There are front sports seats specifically designed for this Coupe variant and featuring automatic belt feeders for added convenience. The choice of materials and the finish have a hand-crafted feel with high-class appeal and aim to deliver a fresh take on modern luxury.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to be much as before, which means that most models will be sold in the £37,000 to £40,000 bracket. There's just one trim level - 'AMG Line' - before you get to the top Mercedes-AMG variants. Intelligent 'MULTIBEAM LED' headlights that adjust to road conditions are now optional. As with all modern Mercedes vehicles, buyers will be attracted by solid build quality and a certain familiarity with the look and feel of the cabin. This coupe sees many of the features that previously only appeared on £50k+ models filtering down to more affordable versions. One example of this is the air conditioning system that uses satellite navigation to detect tunnels. Having identified one, it closes the air recirculation flap automatically when you enter the tunnel to prevent bad smells from filtering into the cabin, then opens it again when you exit. This revised model features the option of Mercedes' latest 'level 2' autonomous driving technology, with improved camera and radar systems that allow it to see up to 500m ahead. You'll need the optional 'Driving Assistance Package' for that, which features the brand's 'Active Distance Control DISTRONIC' active cruise control system which can draw on navigational data to predictively adjust your speed. Other new developments include intuitively understandable 'Active Lane Change Assist' and 'Active Emergency Stop Assist' as new functions of the existing 'Active Steering Assist' set-up. Plus the capability of the standard Active Brake Assist autonomous braking system has been extended to mitigate the consequences of rear-end collisions with slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.5-litre EQ Boost petrol engine fitted to the base C200 enables a useful improvement in efficiency to be possible, so don't automatically opt for a diesel this time round. It puts out 142g/km of CO2 (WLTP) and up to 42.8mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. This unit features a clever starter/alternator that during deceleration recuperates kinetic energy and charges the battery. For auto models, there's also a gliding mode that operates at cruising speeds, switching the engine off, before seamlessly re-starting it when you brush your foot against the throttle. And a 'recuperative brake with intelligent engine stop' function which also works when the vehicle is coasting. Mercedes says that internal friction is much reduced with this new four cylinder unit. As for the 2.0-litre diesel engine fitted to the C220d, well it performs to the latest super-stringent Euro 6d-TEMP standard and uses a particularly efficient 'step recess' combustion process - named after the shape of the combustion case in the piston. Internal friction is also reduced here - by around 25% - and the engine's more compact, leading to significant efficiency benefits. It puts out 117g/km of CO2 (WLTP) and up to 54.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. What else? Well maintenance costs will be kept down thanks to an ASSYST Plus service indicator on the dash that'll calculates precisely when a dealer visit might be needed. And residual values will be as high if not higher than anything else in the class.

Summary

The only area where this second generation C-Class Coupe really needed improvement was when it came to the most affordable petrol and diesel engines. Now that these have been brought up to date, this car looks a very complete package indeed. No luxury brand - come to think of it, no other brand of any kind - offers a wider choice when it comes to coupe motoring than Mercedes-Benz. This C-Class Coupe may be the marque's most affordable offering when it comes to this kind of car, but it still feels of very high quality indeed. But that you would expect. What might be more of a surprise is just how satisfying a driver's machine this model can be, especially in its more powerful forms thanks to clever suspension and a hi-tech range of engines. The top C 63 AMG variant is a potential BMW M4-beater and even more affordable versions - the volume diesel derivatives for example - can be remarkably rewarding on the right road, even if the sporty AMG add-ons do slightly affect running costs. You could argue that many potential Mercedes buyers won't especially value this car's surprisingly dynamic repertoire - and you might be right. Important though, we think, for the Stuttgart brand to show that it was capable of providing it. If that was the intention, then the job's been done well.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Emissions
Emissions156.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster display
  • Active park assist with parktronic system
  • Attention assist
  • Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
  • Collision prevention assist plus
  • Comand Online HDD Nav with media interface,radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 10.25 screen, linguatronic voice control
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
  • ECO start/stop function
  • High resolution 10.25" multimedia colour display
  • Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch TFT multi-function display
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Pre-wiring for SD navigation system
  • Remote boot release
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Sports direct steer speed sensitive steering
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
  • Wireless charging

Entertainment

  • Burmester surround sound system
  • DAB digital radio tuner
  • Frontbass loudspeakers
  • Mid-range sound system
  • SD card slot
  • Two USB ports and one SD Card slot in centre console

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons, side skirts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Chrome pins diamond radiator grille with integrated stars
  • Door sill panels with Mercedes Benz lettering
  • Electric panoramic glass sunroof
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
  • Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
  • Full LED tail lamps
  • Green tinted glass
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Indicators
  • LED third brake light
  • Multi beam LED headlights
  • Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
  • Radio aerial integrated into rear window
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Side windows surround in polished aluminium
  • Visible twin pipe exhaust trim integrated into rear bumper

Interior Features

  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 3-spoke leather multi function AMG steering wheelwith flattened bottom section and chrome inserts with perforated leather in grip area
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • AMG sports seats
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Black floor mats with AMG lettering
  • Electrical height and back adjustment front seat
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front head restraints
  • Front LED reading lights
  • Heated front seats
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated glove compartment stowage
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Steering wheel touch control buttons for audio and onboard settings
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • THERMATIC 2 zone automatic climate control

Packs

  • AMG night package - C Class
  • Interior lighting package - C Class
  • Keyless go comfort package - C Class Coupe
  • Memory pack with Electric adjustable steering wheel - C Class
  • Mirror package - C Class
  • Parking Package with 360 degree camera - C Class
  • Seat comfort pack - C Class
  • Stowage pack - C Class

Safety

  • 2 rear seatbelts
  • 3 point automatic seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Adaptive brake system with hold function, hill start assist and brake drying function
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Automatic seatbelt pretensioner for driver and front passenger
  • Black seat belts
  • Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs
  • Dual stage airbags - driver and front passenger, front sidebags, driver kneebag, pelvis bag and windowbags for driver, front and rear passengers
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points with top tether in rear
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Anti-theft alarm system/interior protection with tow-away protection and interior monitoring systems
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Immobiliser

Technical

  • 66l fuel tank with increased capacity
  • 9G Tronic plus 9 speed automatic
  • Agility control sports suspension lowered by 15 mm
  • Diesel particulate filter

Trim

  • Anthracite open pore oak wood trim
  • Artico man-made leather dashboard

Wheels

  • 19" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish
  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.073
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.03
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    71
  • NOx
    0.019
  • Particles
    0.0012
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    156

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1950
  • Compression Ratio
    15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    32.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    40.9

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    245
  • Based On ID
    85985
  • Coin Description
    d 4Matic
  • Coin Series
    AMG Line Ngt Ed Pre+
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    41E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    90
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    47
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    57
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    86
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15500
  • Special Edition
    Yes
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    245
  • Engine Power - KW
    180
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4200
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    369
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    51
  • Engine Torque - NM
    500
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1600
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    255/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG MULTI SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1408
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4696
  • Wheelbase
    2840
  • Width
    1810
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2016

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    66
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2230
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    380
  • Max. Loading Weight
    495
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1735
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.5
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Customer Reviews

   
Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"2 weeks ago"

Scott Wall

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"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

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"Brilliant! Superb service from both Tom and Michelle at Silverstone - both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Tom did an outstanding job sourcing a car for me within budget and within the timeframe that was needed, and was always on hand to answer my questions and queries. I would highly recommend Silverstone to anyone looking to lease a car, the service far exceeded the experience I had when shopping around with other suppliers. Big thumbs up and massive thank you! :)"

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