Many automakers design their premium compact coupes to be sporty but, by doing so, typically compromise slightly on their ride quality. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe wins a lot of favor for its ability to blend competent and compliant driving with the utmost in luxury. A turbo inline-4 gas engine empowers the 2-door coupe with a level-headed 255 horsepower. It's still an accomplished and entertaining car to drive, just not as preferential in this sense as the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5 Coupe are. This is a good thing, though, as the 2021 C-Class Coupe holds its own as one of the most luxurious offerings in the classification, with its serene drive character complemented by an absolutely gorgeous, upscale, and feature-rich interior.
The C-Class Coupe remains mostly unchanged for the 2021 model year, but Mercedes-Benz has added a few noteworthy features as standard that should help the C-Class stand out from the competition. Now standard is a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that makes the dash look more modern, and the front seats get heating from the base model up.
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With 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, the C-Class Coupe's 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine provides enough power to make the compact coupe feel lively, though it doesn't break the level-headed mould that seems to define the vehicle. Commanding the coupe's outputs is a 9-speed automatic transmission that can be set up to forward power to the C300's rear-wheel drivetrain or the C300 4MATIC's all-wheel drivetrain. The C-Class Coupe is just quick enough to feel competent and compliant. Mash the accelerator pedal and it will launch from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable but not fierce 5.9 seconds. Overall performance is admirable but clearly focused around driving ease and leisure.
What separates the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe from its competitors is its commitment to delivering a premium and luxurious driving experience without any compromise instead of downright performance no matter the cost. It's also one of the most beautiful-looking compact coupes in the classification, and that's really saying a lot. The 255-hp turbo-four unit is perfect for its serene character but can still be strapping when pushed to perform. On the road, the C-Class boasts a tranquil and refined ride quality, and a commodious and well-appointed interior only reinforce this. The NHTSA and IIHS's review of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe resulted in good crashworthiness scores and even a Top Safety Pick. This only furthers its impression as a car that you can simply relax and enjoy the ride in.
In the USA, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe carries a price of $47,200 in C300 guise and $49,200 in C300 4MATIC guise. Whichever you go for, you certainly get your money's worth.
Your choice when it comes to the latest fourth-generation C-Class Coupe is between the RWD C300 or the AWD C300 4MATIC. Both are equipped with the same powertrain and come standard with the same selection of features. Some of the more notable creature comforts and conveniences include a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, power-adjustable and heated front seats, a power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 64-color LED lighting. Mercedes' Pre-Safe system is also standard along with driver attention assist and blind-spot monitoring with exit warning. We'd recommend throwing in the Parking Assist Package to make parking your nearly $50,000 vehicle as easy and safe as possible.
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