2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe vs. BMW 4 Series Coupe – Photo Comparison

4-Series | August 14th, 2015 by 32
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At the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will make its official debut. The competitor to the BMW 4 Series Coupe was crafted after …

At the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will make its official debut. 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.

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.

The C300, the only version of the new two-door to be announced so far, will use the same 241-horsepower, 273-pound-foot, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder as the C300 sedan.


The C-Class Coupe comes standard with LED headlights, Pre-Safe braking, keyless start, and a panoramic sunroof. There is also a long list of electronic safety features and driver aids. Other options include semi-automated parking assistant, 360-degree camera system, and the semi-autonomous Distronic Plus with Steering Assist adaptive cruise control system. Lots of fancy things for a compact premium car.

Mercedes will unveil more details on the new C-Class Coupe at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show.

Click below for more comparison photos with the 4 Series Coupe.

[Photos: Bimmertoday]

32 responses to “2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe vs. BMW 4 Series Coupe – Photo Comparison”

  1. Giom says:

    I was worried there for a while, but the 4 remains the pretty one. The Merc has its good sides, but (in photos, at least) it also has very awkward angles and lines. It also has the nice interior, Merc certainly have the upper hand in this department.

  2. joseph_rma says:

    Nothing so special, unexpected and unseen from Mercedes. And again I would take 4 series ANYTIME.
    And remember, 4 series will probably sell better despite it’s age.

  3. Alex F says:

    It has the profile of a slug and looks slightly out of proportion with those tiny rear windows…apart from the tacky COMMAND screen though the C-Class has an infinitely better interior though imo

    • joseph_rma says:

      I am afraid to say, but my first impression of the back and the side of the car is hmm, ugly :D
      I don’t know, just out of proportions as you said.

      As they are more putting that coupe taillight design on their models I hate it more. It worked on S-coupe but man, putting that on SUVs and all of their sporty models, too much. But who am I to say, they are following sort of language.

  4. Kaisuke971 says:

    Wow what a surprise, baby S-Class coupe… It’s not that i don’t like it but come on ! That rear design is on the S Coupe, AMG GT, GLE Coupe, and C Coupe, that’s enough guys…
    I prefer the profile of the 4, the rear of the 4 (because the headlights are not quite as sleek are the other cars but look “sad”), the front of the C and the interior of the C as well.
    At the end of the day i’d choose the 4 because it’s the sportier car of the two and in that segment i don’t really want my ca rot look like a grandpa’s one, and i think this goes for the 63 AMG as well.

  5. Senne says:

    They did the same with the coupe as with the sedan: COPY PASTE the design from a 100 000 car into a 50 000 car. Then say “look how beautiful it is”, yeah. But you never know which one it is: the 100 000 or the 50 000. It’s ridiculous! It’s not even that beautiful, cause the lines are for a long car: the S Class Coupe. So the 4 Series is more exclusive and more beautiful.

  6. Blake Arrendell says:

    I would take the S-class, I mean C-class coupe. Though, I wish it had more of a 4-series side profile.

  7. Pevvex says:

    There we go. We have a problem now. Mercedes start to make better looking cars than BMW. Wondering how will it drive and not only top AMG Version but in general.

  8. Mike Vella says:

    I love it. I tested an E350 coupe before we bought our 4 and it was “nice” but very boring. This thing is cool.

  9. Vincent says:

    The BMW looks much, much better. Sleek, elegant, sporty. Merc ist little bit a fatboy.

  10. Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

    Mercedes is ramping up! These new cars based on the S class coupe design are quite elegant… I wish BMW would stop slapping plastic pieces and random lines all over the vehicles. Something about the overly complicated design makes me feeling left uneasy. Sophistication comes from simplicity.

  11. Yusif Aliyev says:

    back of the c class likes renault fluence ,omg

  12. Luís Guedes says:

    The mercedes has AMG. The BMW should be M package.

  13. curamrda says:

    Merc is winning on all fields… BMW design is terrible :( to bad for me as a owner of e92 :( i have no option for upgrade :(

  14. iLeicaMike says:

    I’m a bit biased, owning both a 428i Gran Coupé and an M4, so it’s no surprise that I prefer the BMW. The Mercedes has that initial “wow” styling, yet again, that will look dated in 6 months. Is anyone still thrilled by the looks of the BR-Z/FRS? No? How about the Tesla Model S? Still shocked by the Nissan Juke’s quirky looks? These vehicles all target different demographics but I reference them as they all use the same “shock and awe” design language. Great while it’s fresh, but it’s stale faster than day old baked goods. BMW’s age beautifully, Mercedes do not.

  15. hapahybrid says:

    Ridiculous that people are arguing over aesthetics, since beauty is subjective, and not absolute. That being said, the MB C-Class is definitely a much more elegant and sophisticated looking vehicle!

  16. Oguz says:

    Bmw really lost it in the last 6 years, they dont excite anymore. The merc above wins in every department other than that tacky screen.

    Bmw with its 30 year old dials and single sided round exhaust is just a joke and pretty ugly.

    • Bodzm says:

      You don’t drive much? I find the C Class ride and handling incredibly average. No better than cars half the price. The current C is floaty and soft, yet awful on bumps, body rolls and has no sporty feel to it whatsoever. The interior is nice, but after you live with it the glossy plastics it feels cheap and a bit tacky. iDrive is better too. It looks great on the outside and inside, then drives like a budget car. Other main concern? I wouldn’t want to feel like a taxi driver. That’s what C,E and S classes are associated with in big cities.

  17. Germancardriver says:

    BMWs are German quality drivers cars. Mercedes is about luxury and are more reliable and less common as a BMW. I drive on many highways/motorways and all I see is BMW/BMW/Audi/BMW/Audi/Audi ..fleet cars…. Who knows what is what? . A 320d? A 340i?(sweet motor).. the 4 series looks like a 3!and the 5 …boring…. the average motorist won’t notice between a BMW/ford/VW because they are everywhere. BMW can and should get better aesthetic designs.

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