Facelifted Mercedes C-Class Coupe And Convertible Revealed With New Tech And More Power

Mercedes has unveiled the 2019 C-Class Coupe and Convertible ahead of their debut at the New York Auto Show.

Following in the footsteps of the facelifted sedan and wagon, the models have been equipped with new bumpers, a revised grille and updated LED High Performance headlights. The models also have restyled LED taillights and a newly available Night Package on the convertible.

The interior sees a host of minor revisions including the addition of a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls. Designers also installed a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a turbine-style start/stop button and an updated touchpad controller with haptic feedback.

The changes don’t stop there as the ambient lighting system now offers 64 colors and the updated LINGUATRONIC voice control system can adjust additional settings such as the heated seats. Other changes include revised upholstery and new trims such as open-pore brown walnut and open-pore anthracite oak.

In Europe, there will be new C 200 and C 200 4MATIC variants with a 1.5-liter engine that produces 184 PS (135 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. The models also have a 48-volt EQ Boost system which can contribute an additional 14 PS (10 kW) of power when accelerating. Mercedes says this extra boost “bridges the brief moment until the turbocharger has built up its full charge pressure.”

The powertrain enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 239 km/h (148 mph). More importantly, the model consumes as little as 6.1 L/100km (38.5 mpg US / 46.3 mpg UK) and has CO2 emissions as low as 140 g/km.

On the diesel side, there’s a new C 220 d which has a 2.0-liter (1951cc) engine producing 194 PS (143 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 24 PS (18 kW) over its predecessor. Thanks to the extra power, the model can run from (0-62 mph) in 7.0 seconds and top out at 240 km/h (149 mph) in coupe form.

Drivers looking for more performance can opt for the updated C43. The models have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine which develops 390 PS (287 kW) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 23 PS (17 kW). This enables the C43 Coupe to rocket from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and max out at 250 km/h (155 mph).

In the United States, the C300 receives a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 255 hp (190 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque – an increase of 14 hp (10 kW). It enables the coupe to run from 0-60 mph in approximately 5.9 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h).

Likewise, the C43 will be rated at 385 hp (287 kW) and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque – an increase of 23 hp (17 kW). This allows the C43 Coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds before topping out at just 130 mph (209 km/h).

The facelifted models will go on sale in Germany this July while a U.S. launch is scheduled for late this year.

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  • Charles Lane

    real shame they didn’t move up to the c53 and use the M256 48v i6tt engine.

  • Elpatore

    they should have integrated the wider screen to the dash more like the new a class… but it looks ok.

    • bxniels0

      I was hoping that they’d give it the new MBUX with the touchpad etc… I thought this was going to happen based on the GLC F-Cell which has the new touchpad (and I assume touch screen). I really like what I’ve seen of the new MBUX so far – especially those cute little blue augmented reality arrows that race out a head on the navigation screen and then turn into where you’re supposed to be turning.

  • The C43 is electronically limited to 130 MPH…wtf!?

    • Javokhir_Sam

      They’re conscientious enough to leave room for tuners as well otherwise we wouldn’t see much brabuses or walds

      • The Honda Lawnmower featured in an article here goes faster than that…

        • Javokhir_Sam

          Coz it’s a lawnmower and brabus doesn’t care about lawnmowers. Simple.

          • You must not be an English speaker, because you do not appear to understand sarcasm…

          • Javokhir_Sam

            I do understand your sarcasm. Very funny. Good one.

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  • Craig

    To ME a new Mercedes or BMW or Audi is like a new movie starring Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep. I’m bored with it all. This is why I’m looking forward to what Genesis and KIA come out with. Just wish there were even more up-and-comers.

    • eb110americana

      I get what you are saying. I feel like Mercedes at least has some really beautiful offerings at the top of their respective lux classes, even if they often are the same design in different sizes. Stuff like the Project One and AMG GT are pretty exciting–though those are AMG. I don’t particularly care for the new CLS or the face of the new A Class, but at least you can’t say they look just like their predecessors. So maybe Mercedes would be Harrison Ford. We’ve seen it before, but we’ll willingly see it again.

      BMW usually looks okay, and their coming Z4 and 8 Series look pretty slick, although the 7 and pretty much every SUV are ill-proportioned turds. So I’ll give them Nicholas Cage: the occasional Leaving Las Vegas, but mostly Ghost Rider.

      Audi once had it, but everything they make is rehash of a copy of a refresh. They look okay, but they are painfully boring and out of ideas. Audi gets Jason Statham.

      • Bash

        Too mush Netflix. LOL

    • Timothy Gough

      It’s not their fault the other manufacturers refuse to challenge or push them

  • Nordschleife

    This redesign is the truly the bear minimum. I honestly can’t tell what’s new and I am a car fan. I wanted more from this coupè and it’s counterparts.

    • Bash

      What redesign bro.. its a face-lift. and you’ve just said it. lol

  • izzey04

    130 mph top?? typo i guess

  • Vassilis

    Pretty nice.

  • lagunas3ca

    So you can get dual 12.3″ displays in the new A-Class but not facelifted C-Class?


    The hardtop for mutual fund sales types…the ragtop for real estate brokers.

  • Enter Ranting

    Looks like a drop of spent motor oil. And they’re kidding with that huge cheap shiny piece of black plastic on the dash, right? My 1973 280 has better materials on the console.

  • SteersUright

    Outside of the C63 with its flared fenders, these “coupes” all look like beans. Every time I see one drive by Im shocked at just how featureless and bland these coupes look, especially from a brand like MB that once made some of the most beautiful coupes of all times.

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