The design of the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is best described by four elements: sensuous, vivid, athletic, and sporty. Now you get the picture! Again, its interior embodies modern luxury, style, and beauty. See, designers and engineers – mostly engineers – were able to offer the new model agile handling, low road and tire vibration, and a high-level of suspension comfort, courtesy of the optional air suspension system, and the dynamically-configured chassis. Its release date, among a host of other details, is covered exhaustively below.
Mercedes knew one thing for sure: the entry-level rear-wheel-drive C300 had to get the best body construction and driving dynamics, let alone the interior appointments and output, in order to keep up with its well-rounded rivals that include the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5, and the Infiniti Q60. While the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the undisputed honcho of this exclusive crowd, the aforementioned cars are also top dogs that return with changes in their leaps and bounds.
Just like it was expected, the new model, and all models wrapped under the C-Class umbrella at large, have set a new standard in the segment in terms of high-class appeal. Safety is of high caliber, the interior is impeccable, the exterior sports excellent aerodynamics, and the performance is simply breathtaking. I mean, what more could a shopper in this segment ever want!
The exterior design is distinct thanks to the extensive aerodynamic hues that its skin offers. Unlike its predecessor, the new Coupe is 60 mm longer. What this means in Layman’s language is the interior space has significantly improved over the outgoing model. Buyers should therefore expect better legroom than before. A long bonnet and a diamond grille give the coupe a striking sporty front fascia.
Under the hood of the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of making a whopping 241 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. According to the German marque, this power should be enough to power up the C-Class from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. And despite the power the engine packs, the same sources reveal it offers up to 30 mpg in highway fuel economy ratings.
The Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe 2017 also comes with several packages such as the mbrace Connect, AIRMATIC Package, Sport Package, parking assist, night package, and the Premium package. All in, it is highly possible to crest $62,000 with the C300 plus options. Those who aren’t running on a budget can get even more features by opting for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 C43 and 263 AMG – the C-Class bad boys.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Release Date & Price
Pricing for the C300 Coupe is set at $43,575 including the destination fee. Lease deals will of course be offered on the table as well. Its release date should be expected sometime in the January 2017.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Exterior
When you take a look at the C300, it is an obvious fact that its sports car camouflaged with the profile of a coupe. Just like a speedster, the exterior silhouette appears taut, low, and elongated. In relation to the Sedan version, the Coupe makes itself unique through its distinctive, sportier shape. The sportiness and the width sense are underscored by the larger air intakes that also offer clues on the performance engine requirements.
H7 halogen lamps are standard across the entire C-Class lineup while Adaptive Highbeam assist and LED intelligent light system are standard.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Interior
The interior of the new model underscores Mercedes-Benz’s sensual purity design philosophy. A myriad of features are available including modern piano lacquer carbon design and wood surfaces. All the designs are ergonomically created while the available technologies’ intuitiveness and response is simply second to none in its class.
The C-C300 coupe belongs to a larger group of models that constitute the C-Class. The C300 4Matic coupe is reviewed separately.
A 7G TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission system pairs to the 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine to deliver a whopping 241 horsepower @5,500 rpm, enough to propel the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. As previously told, its EPA ratings for highway fuel consumption stands at 30 mph, and 23 mpg for the city ride.
Available safety features include pre-safe assist, collision prevention assist plus, attention assist, seat-belt technology, a slew of airbags, occupant classification system, location lighting, emergency trunk opener, smartkey, antitheft alarm with remote panic feature, driver-programmable driveaway locking, and nigh security illumination. With all these and more safety features on its résumé, a five out five star rating for its crash impact safety from NHTSA is inevitable.