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Mercedes-Benz is giving the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet a facelift

New looks, technology, engines and safety features for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.

Image: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

JUST A FEW weeks after the world premiere of their four-door saloon and estate siblings, the two-door versions of the C-Class are getting updated.

The sporty C-Class family members are getting new styling, enhanced technology and new engines and engine upgrades.

The exterior has been mildly tweaked to include LED High Performance headlights as standard and rear LED lights which are visible during the daytime as well as nighttime. There are some new paint colour and wheel designs to choose from as well as re-sculpted bumpers.

The Cabriolet model will now be offer with the Night Package for the first time, which adds black accents and the Mercedes-AMG C 43 models get separate updates to differentiate them from the regular variants.

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

Inside, there are some new colour trims and materials as well as the option of fully-digital instrument cluster with the three visually distinguishable styles: Classic, Sport and Progressive.

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mechanical updates include a new 2.0-litre diesel engine in the C 220 d which produces 194hp and 400Nm of torque. The Mercedes-AMG C 43 models get a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine that now develops 390hp, i.e. 23hp more than before.

The peak torque of 520Nm is available in a wide engine speed range from 2500 to 5000rpm. The new C 43 4MATIC Coupé accelerates from a standstill to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds, and the Cabriolet in 4.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h.

Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

A new turbocharged four-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine has been introduced for the C 200 models and is available with rear-wheel drive or 4Matic. This engine produces 184hp and 280Nm of torque and is augmented with a 48-volt on-board network with a belt-driven starter/alternator (EQ Boost).

When accelerating, EQ Boost can assist the engine with an additional 14hp, bridging the brief moment until the turbocharger has built up its full charge pressure. During deceleration, the starter/alternator recuperates kinetic energy and charges the battery.

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Source: Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

In terms of safety equipment, the new C-Class comes with extended Active Brake Assist as standard. Depending on the situation, this can help to mitigate the consequences of rear-end collisions with slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead, and even with crossing pedestrians and cyclists, or prevent them altogether. There is an optional Driving Assistance Package available which features Active Distance Control, Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist.

Irish pricing for the updated Mercedes-Benz Coupe and Cabriolet has yet to be released but the models are expected to go on sale this summer.

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