The facelifted C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will debut at the New York Auto Show next week.
Not long after we were introduced to the luxurious 2019 C-Class sedan at Geneva last month, Mercedes-Benz has lifted the wraps off the new facelifted C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet before both models make their public debut at the New York Auto Show, featuring revised styling, more power and new tech from the S-Class sedan. Headlining the subtle styling changes are new bumpers, a revised diamond grille and distinctive LED High Performance headlights that now come as standard.
Additionally, multibeam LED headlamps with ultra-range high beam are available for the first time. The LED taillights are also more accentuated, and the optional Night Package appearance package is available for the convertible for the first time. New exterior colors are also available for the AMG line, including mojave silver metallic and graphite grey. The latter is available exclusively for the coupe and cabriolet. Inside, the plush cabin has received a minor overhaul with a new steering wheel featuring touch-sensitive controls and new tech including an optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster lifted from the S-Class, a turbine-style start/stop button and a touch pad with haptic feedback.
A 10.2-inch central display comes as standard for the COMAND infotainment system. The ambient lighting system now boasts an extended range of 64 colors, and the LINGUATRONIC system can be used to change settings such as the heated seats. New upholstery and trims have been added to the options list too, including open-pore brown walnut and open-pore anthracite oak. Like its four-door sibling, in the US the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will be offered in C300 and AMG C43 models with more power than the outgoing cars. Powering the C300 Coupe and Cabriolet is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine with 14 more ponies than the last model, for a total of 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the C300 Coupe will sprint to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds regardless of whether you go for the rear- or the all-wheel drive version. The heavier Cabriolet is a tad slower off the line: the rear-wheel drive model can hit 0-62 mph in 6.2 seconds, while the 4Matic version takes 6.2 seconds. As with its predecessor, the more potent AMG C43 has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 23 more horsepower under the hood, bringing the total to 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. This extra power enables the C43 4Matic Coupe to hit 62 mph in 4.5 seconds, while the Cabriolet can do the same sprint in 4.6 seconds.
New driver assistance systems are available for all C-Class models, including Distronic adaptive cruise control, active blind spot assist, steering assist and, lane-change assist. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but hopefully more information will be revealed when the updated C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet take a bow at New York next week. Both models will be arriving in US showrooms later this year.