2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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The center stage at the Mercedes stand in Frankfurt is reserved for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and C63 AMG. The competitor to the BMW …

The center stage at the Mercedes stand in Frankfurt is reserved for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and C63 AMG.

The competitor to the BMW 4 Series Coupe was crafted after the more luxurious S-Class Coupe featuring many of the same styling cues.

Up front, the new C-Class Coupe stands out with powerful-looking grille flanked by headlights also inspired by the S-Class Coupe and adorned with LED lights. From the side, the aggressive slope of the roof and the high beltline give the C-Class Coupe a sporty and elegant look.

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A duck-bill spoiler integrated into the rear decklid and horizontal taillights complete the exterior design of the new compact premium coupe.

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Inside the cabin Mercedes stays true to its style and high-quality materials. The sports seats have been designed specifically for the coupe offering sporty comfort. The interface is Mercedes’ COMAND system which includes a large display screen located on the dash.

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Based on the new MRA modular platform for rear-wheel-drive autos, the new C-Class Coupe should be lighter than the outgoing model. The car is also bigger than its predecessor: length is up by 3.7 inches and the width is up by 1.6 inches.

Mercedes-AMG C63

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The competitor to the F80 BMW M3 launches with two power variants coming from a 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbocharged engine that delivers 470 hp and 650Nm (479 lb-ft) in the base model, and 503 hp and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) in the C63 S AMG. This is the same engine found on the Mercedes-AMG GT sports coupe. Automobile uses the entry-level C63 AMG for this test.

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Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission.

Both cars go on sale next year.

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