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c class coupe doesn t miss out on the party as well

C-Class Coupe doesn’t miss out on the party as well

More stuff, less doors… the C-Class Coupe mirrors the new tech in its sedan sibling

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Dinesh Appavu

3 Nov 2018

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) wasn’t about to skip an invite for the C-Class Coupe to the facelift party of the C range. That simply wouldn’t happen. Apart from missing a couple of doors, the C-Class Coupe range mirrors the new engines and tech like its four-doored family.

Even the line-up is identical; with a C200 Coupe, C30 Coupe and Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe.

The C200 Coupe is gets the new 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 184hp and 280Nm. EQ Boost is present to add in another 13hp and 160Nm when accelerating to fill in torque gaps in the powerband.

Similar to the C300, the C300 Coupe gets the new 2.0-litre twin-scroll turbo four with 258hp and 370Nm of torque.

That familiar nine-speed automatic powers the rear wheels of both models.

For the princely sum of RM346,888, the C200 Coupe is bundled with 18-inch AMG wheels, LED headlights, blind spot assist, a sports steering the new Touch Controls, synthetic leather seats and the larger 10.25-inch wide-format infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Make it RM416,888 for the C300 Coupe and you’ll find it comes packing 19-inch AMG wheels, the lower sports suspension, multibeam LED headlights, leather seats, surround view camera, active lane keep assist, panoramic moonroof and a Burmester sound system.

Both variants now come with the AMG Line package as standard and comprises the front bumper with ‘air curtain’ side vents and a single louvre radiator grille. Also part of the standard kit is the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that’s customisable.

Last but certainly not the least is the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe that’s priced at RM 577,888. Details are scarce but it should be identical to the C43 sedan; meaning 390hp and 520Nm of torque from the 3.0-litre biturbo V6 mated to the nine-speed AMG Speedshift 9G automatic.