In 2015, at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its C-Class coupe.
It replaced both the CLC, which was more like a three-door premium hatchback. The streamlined design, with frameless doors, made the car look like a convertible with hard-top. The high, ascending, beltline inspires force and performance. Its suspension was lowered by 15 mm (0.6”) compared to the sedan version. For a sportier look, it featured standard 17” light-alloy wheels and 19” as an option.
The Coupe came with H7 halogen headlamps fitted as standard, and two LED variants as options. One with simple illumination and a “LED Intelligent Light System” with Adaptive Highbeam Assist that switched from low to high-beam depending on the traffic ahead.
Inside, a centrally positioned free-standing display was available with 7” as standard and an 8.4” screen available for the COMMAND Online optional unit. An optional head-up display displayed information directly into the driver’s field of vision in front of the windscreen. It displayed the current speed, posted speed limits, navigation instructions, and DISTRONIC messages - depending on the selected settings.
The C-Class Coupe was offered with two gasoline engines with different outputs ranging from 156 hp from a 1.6-liter unit up to a 2.0-liter four-pot engine that offered up to 245 hp. For the diesel, it had a 2.2-liter unit with two power options of 170 hp and 204 hp, respectively. The transmission was standard with a 6-speed manual, or, depending on the engine, a 7-speed or a 9-speed, both with dual-clutch.