Mercedes-Benz has pulled the veil from the 2017 C-Class Coupe ahead of the model’s debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The new two-door is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor, which should give it a more imposing presence when it reaches U.S. roads in Spring 2016.
Not surprisingly, the C-Class Coupe borrows heavily from the S-Class Coupe in regards to styling. The two cars feature the same long hood and high beltline, which flows into a “powerful-looking,” rear end incorporating the “Mercedes coupe genes,” the automaker says. When compared with the outgoing C-Class Coupe, this 2017 model is 3.7 inches longer and 1.6 inches wider, dimensions that have added more shoulder, elbow and headroom for both driver and passenger.
The engine lineup in the 2017 C-Class Coupe should be identical to that of the sedan, however Mercedes is only sharing details on the C300 trim line for now. That model comes equipped with a 241 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 273 lb-ft of torque, which will likely be linked up with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Details on the C400 and high-performance C450 AMG and C63 AMG Coupe should become available at a later date.
Occupants of the cabin will discover much of the same design work at play as the four-door C-Class. Mercedes’ contemporary flowing dashboard design is present and is joined by a hoard of materials that boast a “hand crafted,” feel. There are also new sport seats specific to the Coupe, offering additional bolstering in the sportier two-door application.
Standard on the C-Class Coupe will be Sport Suspension, keyless start, LED headlights and a panoramic sunroof. A Sport Appearance Package may be had, adding AMG-style bumpers, a diamond radiator grille, 18-inch AMG wheels, a flat bottom steering wheel and AMG pedals. Other optional extras include adjustable air suspension, a 360 degree camera and collision prevention assist.
More information on the 2017 C-Class Coupe, along with details on the inbound AMG variant, should become available following the model’s worldwide debut in Frankfurt next month.