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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Preview

Pros: A choice selection of models, a powerful, yet frugal, 4-cylinder engine, available all-wheel drive and twin-turbo V8 power… just a few of the well-balanced 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe's many advantages. 

Cons: However, the two-door C-Class has some things working against it, namely a complex multimedia system, the lack of a manual transmission, the unavailability of a diesel engine in Canada, and a tight-fit backseat. Moreover, the base C 250 cannot be set up with all-wheel drive.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price: The coupe comes in four trim levels including C 250 ($44,650), C 350 ($54,550), C 350 4MATIC ($56,050), and the high-performance C 63 AMG ($76,600). Sport AMG and Driver Assist packages are available to enhance the car's looks and safety, respectively.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Fuel Economy: The most fuel-efficient of all the models, the C 250,  consumes 10.6L/100km on average. The C 350 and C 350 4MATIC have similar fuel ratings -- 11.9L and 12.0L/100km. With the mighty C 63 AMG, expect to burn 17.4L/100km in the combined city-highway cycle. 

Improvements and Changes: Unlike the sedan, which was completely redesigned for 2015, the coupe won't change until next year.

Powertrain: Normally a rear-wheel-drive car, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe can also be equipped with the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The C 250’s 1.8L, 4-cylinder turbo engine produces 201 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L V6 delivers 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque in the C 350 models. Both engines are coupled with a 7-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission.

As for the C 63 AMG, a thundering 6.2L V8 packs 507 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. This model is paired with a 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT AMG transmission.

Cargo Capacity: There’s 450 litres of trunk space in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. 

Safety: This model comes with seven airbags, as well as many active safety systems including stability control, acceleration skid control, and adaptive braking. Options include adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera. 

Comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe: The list of competitors boils down to the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series, and Infiniti Q60.