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YOUNG, DYNAMIC, INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING: THE C
-
CLASS SPORTS
COUPÉ




Stand
-
alone model with the same innovative engineerin
g as
the saloon



World premiere for new panoramic sliding sunroof and
SEQUENTRONIC



EVOLUTION sports package with light
-
alloy rims and sports
suspension



Engine range from 95 kW/129 hp to 145 kW/197 hp


Stuttgart


The new C
-
class is still in the news: just f
our
months after the start of series production of the saloon
version, Mercedes
-
Benz is now presenting a further, quite
distinct model


the C
-
class sports coupé. This attractive
two
-
door model will be displayed to the public for the first
time at the Par
is Motor Show on 28 September this year.



“The name Sports Coupé really sums up what this
fascinating car is all about,” said Professor Jürgen Hubbert,
Board Member of DaimlerChrysler AG and responsible for the
Mercedes
-
Benz Passenger Car Division. “As a

two
-
door car, it
underlines the dynamic and progressive nature of the C
-
class
particularly clearly, while its youthful appearance sets new
trends for sporty, exciting driving with the high standards of
engineering typical of Mercedes.”



Temperament, perf
ormance and youthful charm can, quite
literally, be seen in the face of the C
-
class sports

coupé
:
the
louvred radiator grille so typical of the brand, with the
three
-
pointed star in the middle, clearly identifies the two
-
door car as a member of the Mercede
s sports car club.

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The C
-
class sports coupé


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The even more striking, elliptical shape of the four
front headlights and the powerful proportions of the bodywork
also characterise the sports

coupé
,
which is thus established as
the youngster in the

Mercedes
-
Benz C
-
class family, taking a
quite distinct position alongside the saloon.


Cutting
-
edge design with practical advantages for distinctive
rear end



A further characteristic feature of the completely re
-
worked coup
é
design is the high rear end w
ith its integrated
spoiler and the dark tinted panel between the rear lights.
The Mercedes styling team have intentionally sent a clear
message with these distinctive lines, in order to emphasise
even more the dynamic, state
-
of
-
the
-
art character of their
new
two
-
door model and to strengthen awareness for the sports

coupé
.



Practical requirements were even more important than
formal ones when it came to defining the shape of the car’s
rear end. In the interests of driving safety, the high edge
of the

coup
é’s rear spoiler enables a powerful dynamic
downforce to be imposed on the rear axle, while the
intriguingly designed panel also serves as a window, thus
giving the driver exceptionally good rear visibility,
particularly for a coupé


and especially when p
arking.


New panoramic sliding sunroof for plenty of fresh air and
light in the interior



A brighter interior and a unique open
-
air experience are
the benefits to be gained from the optionally available
panoramic sliding sunroof. From the front windscree
n through
to the rear spoiler, everything is glass. Just press a
button, and the front half of the roof glides towards the
rear, leaving a roof opening that is about a third larger than
a conventional sunroof. And because the front part of the
panoramic
sliding sunroof slides along the outside of the car,
it doesn’t affect the passengers’ headroom. Two electrically
operated roller blinds on the inside shield the coupé’s
interior from the sun when the sunroof is closed.


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-
class sports coupé…3


Compact dimensions but plenty of space for four passengers



The new model’s powerful and dynamic appearance is also
largely due to its compact dimensions, together with a
suspension which is 10mm lower than the saloon’s. The sports
coupé is 4343mm long,

and thus 183mm shorter than the C
-
class
saloon while its height, at 1406mm, is 20mm lower. And yet
the two
-
door version still has plenty of space for four
passengers. The driver and front
-
seat passenger have
contoured sports seats with good lateral supp
ort, while
elbowroom, legroom and headroom, as well as the adjustable
range of the seats, are almost as generous as in the saloon.
The two rear seats are asymmetrically divided and can be
folded forward either individually or together, thus
increasing the

maximum loadspace volume to 1100 litres. The
tailgate makes easy work of loading this spacious luggage
area.



High
-
quality trim elements made of aluminium, a three
-
spoke steering wheel with illuminated control buttons for the
car radio, telephone and ot
her functions, as well as the
sporty styling of the cockpit, set the tone in the interior.
The optimum ergonomics ensure that the interior “fits like a
glove”. The driver has all the instruments at his or her
fingertips


an important factor for safe, dy
namic driving.


EVOLUTION sports package for drivers who hanker for even more
sportiness



Equipped as it is with the same innovative engineering as
is to be found in the saloon, the C
-
class sports coupé is the
ideal vehicle for some lively and enjoyable d
riving


even
more so, when fitted with the EVOLUTION sports package which,
apart from 17 inch light
-
alloy rims, offers wider tyres of
size 225/40 R 17 (front and rear), a lowered sports
suspension, a leather sports steering wheel and further high
-
quality
equipment accessories to bring the sporty qualities of
the new two
-
door Mercedes clearly to the fore.



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The C
-
class sports coupé…4


New C230 KOMPRESSOR with a top speed of up to 240 km/h



State
-
of
-
the
-
art four
-
cylinder engines with true high
perfor
mance potential are what drive the sports coupé. With
the high
-
torque 2.3 litre engine (145 kW/197 hp) already
familiar from the SLK Roadster, the new C230 KOMPRESSOR
sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just eight seconds and can reach
a top speed of 240 km/h.
Also in the engine range are the 120
kW/163 hp 2.0 litre mechanically supercharged engine, the
four
-
cylinder engine from the C180 (95 kW/129 hp) and the 2.2
litre CDI engine with Common Rail direct injection, which has
a power output of 105 kW/143 hp and a

fuel consumption of just

6.2 litres/100 km (NEDC overall consumption, provisional
figures).


Electronic gear changes with the new SEQUENTRONIC



A further new development to make its debut in the C
-
class sports coupé is the optionally available automated

six
-
speed gearbox, SEQUENTRONIC. The dynamic driving experience
is enhanced still further by its fast, agile and precise gear
changes, whilst fuel consumption is actually reduced. The
driver’s intention to change gear is communicated to the
gearbox by e
lectrical impulses, making mechanical linkages and
the clutch pedal superfluous. A light tap on the shift lever
is all that is needed for the system to declutch, change gear
and engage the clutch again. In automatic mode, the
SEQUENTRONIC system makes li
fe easier for the driver, since it
changes gear (on its own) according to the particular driving
situation.


Innovative ideas as standard


from the windowbag to the
headlamp distance regulator



All the technical innovations that have already made the
sal
oon version of the C
-
class such a trendsetter have also
found their way into the sports coupé


everything from the


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-
class sports coupé…5


windowbag to the Electronic Stability Program ESP
®,
, from the
adaptive driver and passenger side airbag
s to the headlamp
distance regulator. The COMAND control and display system
with dynamic route guidance, the voice
-
activated LINGUATRONIC
system for the telephone and car radio, the automatic climate
control system THERMOTRONIC with sensor controls and ac
tive
charcoal filter, sophisticated telematics services and many
other innovations from the top models in the Mercedes
-
Benz
range are among the further options available.



The C
-
class sports coupé will be available in the UK from
spring next year. Prices

and specification are yet to be
finalised.


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may be found on the Internet:

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