Mercedes C-Class coupe (2015-present)

Sporty, stylish and premium: The Mercedes C-Class coupe ticks all the boxes

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

Choice of frugal or phenomenally fast engines
Stylish design
Luxury interior

Weaknesses 

Expensive
Dashboard screen is awkward to control
Cramped rear seats
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The best C-Class Coupé that Mercedes has built, the German carmaker has finally hit on a winning formula after a few false starts.
With great appeal to the younger buyers that Mercedes is currently chasing, the C-Class Coupé uses the increased dimensions of the car (compared to the previous generation) well: the extra length enables the design to make it look sleeker, while the additional width adds to its sporty character.
And it will need this stylistic help to take sales off the likes of the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, two strong, established rivals.
Thankfully, there’s substance to complement the style, with a choice of six engines, ranging from a couple of sensible, frugal diesels – which have impressively low running costs – to a high-performance petrol unit in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 that underlines the C-Class Coupé’s sporting credentials – and which will give the BMW M4 a run for its money.
The sporting credentials are apparent in all versions, as the C-Class Coupé has a well-judged balance, a flexibility of operation (thanks to the Dynamic Select system that offers the driver the choice of four modes), lots of grip and well-weighted, accurate steering. These elements all combine to create an engaging drive.
Ride quality is also a plus – especially when fitted with the optional air suspension system, which adds a floatiness if the sportiness ever gets wearing.
Mercedes-Benz can generally match the interior quality of its premium German rivals – and it does so again in the C-Class Coupé. So the materials used are high quality, as is the way in which the cabin is screwed together. However, the design is has taken a radical turn, with a shallow dashboard with an abrupt, angular appearance: it might not be to everyone’s tastes, shall we say.
The Comand infotainment system is good on the whole, but not the best in class – and the touchpad controller is a misstep, as it doesn’t feel as intuitive as BMW’s iDrive or Audi’s MMI systems. But the Mercedes connect me package of online services demonstrates that the brand isn’t going to be left behind as the car connectivity revolution rumbles on.
But the C-Class Coupé claws back some brownie points with its safety offering, which is always a Mercedes strength. Here, there’s an autonomous emergency braking system, an Attention Assist that can detect if the driver is drowsy or inattentive, plus numerous other active safety features that use data from cameras and sensors around the car to help avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions.
Mercedes has been trying to get a C-Class Coupé model right for almost a decade and this latest version shows that the adage about what to do if at first you don’t succeed can bear fruit.

Last Updated 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:30

Key facts 

Warranty: 
3 years
Boot size: 
400 litres
Width: 
1810mm
Length: 
4686mm
Height: 
1405mm
Tax (min to max): 
From B (£0 in first year and £20 thereafter) to J (£500 in first year and £270 thereafter)

Best Mercedes-Benz C Class for... 

Mercedes-Benz C220 d Coupe
With an official fuel consumption of 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 106g/km (depending on wheel size), the manual version of the 220 d combines a sport appearance with real economy.
Mercedes-Benz C200 Coupe
This is only a family car if you have fairly young children, because of the restricted space in the rear, but the base petrol version offers a smooth, relatively quiet engine with decent economy (53.3mpg)
Mercedes-AMG C63 S
This is a real performance car, with the credentials that the three letters of A, M and G pretty much guarantee – especially with a 510PS V8 producing a 3.9-second 0-62mph time.

Mercedes-Benz C Class History 

  • 2015 The current Mercedes C-Class Coupe is launched

Understanding Mercedes-Benz C Class car names 

  • C Class
  • Engine
    C220d
  • Trim level
    Sport
  • Engine
    Diesel models are designated with a d, while petrol models have no letter. The numbers are linked ti the engine size: the bigger the number, the larger the engine.
  • Trim level
    There are just two trim levels, Sport and AMG Line. In addition, the Mercedes-AMG is also available in a higher-powered S form, plus there was also a limited-edition C63 S Edition 1.

Mercedes-Benz C Class Engines 

C220d, C250 d, C200, C300, C43 AMG, C63 AMG

The two diesels are versions of the same four-cylinder 2.2-litre engine, both of which offer impressive economy.
The C220 d is tuned to produce 170PS, while the C250 d has 204PS available, the variation in outputs obviously leading to a difference in performance. So the C220 d is able to post a 7.8-second 0-62mph time (which lowers to 7.5 seconds when fitted with the optional 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox, or 7.6 seconds when 4Matic all-wheel drive is added), while the C250 d manages the acceleration test in 6.7 seconds (6.9 seconds with 4Matic). Both diesels, in common with many Mercedes units, are a bit rattly sounding and lack the refinement of engines found in the Audi A5 or BMW 4 Series. But there’s enough drive going to the wheels, and the economy and CO2 figures are impressive enough (68.9mpg and 106g/m for the C220 d, 67.3mpg and 109g/km fro the C250 d).
The 184PS C200 and 245PS C300 petrol engines (both 2.0-litre units) are smooth and flexible, offering enough power to drivers. The C200 – which will be the most popular variant among UK buyers – returns a 7.7-second 0-62mph time (7.3 with the 7G-Tronic seven-speed auto ’box, or 7.5 with 4Matic all-wheel drive), while 53.3mpg and 123g/km won’t break the bank. The C300 cuts the 0-62mph time to just 6.0 seconds, while 44.8mpg is also very respectable for a sporty, petrol-engined coupé.
But the real sportiness comes with the two Mercedes-AMG-badged cars. The C43 4Matic has a 3.0-litre V6 under the hood that pushes out 367PS and hits 62mph from a standing start in 4.7 seconds (which is Porsche 911 territory). Meanwhile 4.0-litre V8 in the seriously hot C63 produces 476PS (0-62mph in 4.0 seconds), or gets ramped up to 510PS in the C63 S (which shaves 0.1 second off the acceleration test).

Fuel

Fuel economy

Power

Acceleration (0-62mph)

Top speed

C220 d

Diesel

68.9mpg

170hp

7.8s

145mph

C220 d auto

Diesel

68.9mpg

170hp

7.5s

145mph

C220 d 4Matic

Diesel

61.4mpg

170hp

7.6s

143mph

C250 d

Diesel

67.3mpg

204hp

6.7s

153mph

C250d 4Matic

Diesel

61.4mpg

204hp

6.9s

149mph

C200

Petrol

53.3mpg

184hp

7.7s

147mph

C200 auto

Petrol

52.3mpg

184hp

7.3s

146mph

C200 4Matic

Petrol

42.2mpg

184hp

7.5s

142mph

C300

Petrol

44.8mpg

245hp

6.0s

155mph

C43 4Matic

Petrol

35.3mpg

367hp

4.7s

155mph

C63

Petrol

32.8mpg

476hp

4.0s

155mph

C63 S

Petrol

32.8mpg

510hp

3.9s

155mph

Mercedes-Benz C Class Trims 

The standard equipment on the base Sport trim level includes LED headlights and tail-lights; Active Park Assist; parking sensors; a reversing camera; sports seats with man-made leather-upholstered and heated front seats; 7-inch colour screen for the Comand infotainment system; Garmin navigation; electrically folding mirrors; and Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Mercedes-Benz’s automatic braking system. If you choose the C300, there’s also a sports exhaust system with switchable sound.
The AMG Line adds an AMG sports steering wheel with flat bottom, brushed steel sports pedals and a black roof lining in the interior, while an AMG bodystyling kit, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and 15mm lowered sports suspension help dial up the sportiness
And this wouldn’t be a premium car without giving the opportunity to buyers to add to the bill with a few options. So there are a couple of packages, Premium and Premium Plus. Premium (£1,695) includes a full-length glass roof, keyless go, a seat memory package and ambient lighting. The £2,995 Premium Plus package also adds a Burmester surround sound system and Comand online with 8-inch screen.
In addition, a £1,695 Driver’s Assistance package includes Distronic Plus with stop and go, adaptive cruise control, active blind spot and lane-keeping assist, and Pre-safe with pedestrian detection.

Mercedes-Benz C Class Reliability and warranty 

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé, like every other Mercedes model, comes with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty against manufacturing or material defects and up to 30 years warranty against perforation due to corrosion from the inside out. The cars also come with roadside assistance that comprises up to 30 years pan-European cover.
The current C-Class models are still relatively new to make a definitive judgement on reliability, but Mercedes-Benz is the 18th most reliable carmaker in the list of 34 manufacturers in the latest Driver Power survey.

Used Mercedes-Benz C Class 

Used versions will start to filter on to the market in the next 18 months to two years, As it’s a Mercedes Benz, a C-Class and a coupé, demand for used examples  - and prices - will be high.

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Mercedes-Benz C Class Prices

Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG Line

c180 amg line 2dr

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears manual

Starting at: £29,714

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c180 amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,106

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c180 amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,085

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c180 amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,451

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c200 4matic amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 42.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,420

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c200 4matic amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 42.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,399

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c200 4matic amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 42.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,765

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c200 amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,028

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c200 amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,007

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c200 amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,373

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c220d 4matic amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,563

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c220d 4matic amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,543

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c220d 4matic amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,909

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c220d amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,171

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c220d amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,151

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c220d amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 61.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £38,517

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c300 amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,429

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c300 amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,408

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c300 amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 44.1mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £38,775

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c300d 4matic amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 54.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,521

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c300d 4matic amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 54.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £38,501

You could save up to: £6879

c300d 4matic amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 54.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £40,867

You could save up to: £7233

c300d amg line 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,089

You could save up to: £6376

c300d amg line premium 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,069

You could save up to: £6671

c300d amg line premium plus 2dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,435

You could save up to: £7025

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