Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe C 200-14

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has officially introduced the C205 C-Class Coupe in the country. First sighted locally last month, the latest addition to the brand’s Dream Cars Collection in Malaysia goes on sale in three variant forms, namely the C 200 Coupe, C 250 Coupe and C 300 Coupe.

The C-Class Coupe, which made its debut in Frankfurt last year, measures in at 4,686 mm long, 1,810 mm wide and 1,405 mm tall, with a 2,840 mm-long wheelbase. The numbers translate to it being 95 mm longer (wheelbase, by 80 mm) and 40 mm wider than the old car, with 60 mm of that extra length going between the firewall and front axle alone.

Design-wise, the styling of the front end is similar to its W205 C-Class sedan sibling, but the rear shape takes after the S-Class Coupe – on the flanks, the dropping line extends further past the rear wheel arch compared to the sedan. The long bonnet is paired with a raked windscreen, low greenhouse, high beltline and long frameless doors. Boot space is 400 litres.

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Standard fit across the entire Malaysian model range is Eco Start/Stop, an AMG Line exterior and AMG Line interior, a Mirror Package and a Parking Package, which lumps in active parking assist and a reverse camera into the bundle, as well as a sports steering wheel with flattened bottom and sports pedals.

Also on the general equipment list is Dynamic Select, which offers five driving modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual), runflat tyres and a tyre pressure monitoring system as well as Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Attention Assist and Pre-Safe on the safety kit front.

A single gearbox equips the entire lineup, this being a 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed auto, driving the rear wheels in all three variants – no 4Matic all-wheel drive to be found here.

The base C 200 Coupe is powered by the same configuration 2.0 litre four-pot turbo as seen on the sedan, the M 274 DE 20 AL offering 181 hp (or 184 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm at 1,200 to 4,000 rpm in this case. Performance figures for the 1,525 kg offering – which is equipped with an Agility Control suspension – include a 0-100 km/h time of 7.3 seconds and a 235 km/h top speed.

Aside from AMG bodystyling elements such as special bumpers and sills and a diamond radiator grille, the exterior features a twin-pipe exhaust system, LED high performance headlights and 18-inch AMG five-spoke alloys, the last similar to those found on the C 250 AMG Line sedan.

Inside, items on the list include Artico leather upholstery, light logintudinal-grain aluminium trim, an Audio 20 entertainment system with Garmin MAP Pilot and a seven-inch display screen, a Thermatic automatic climate control system, a Keyless-Go starting function and cruise control with a Speedtronic speed limiter.

Next, the C 250 Coupe, which adds on full leather upholstery, Artico leather on the upper section of the dashboard, 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloys, LED Intelligent Light System headlights, adaptive high-beam assist, Keyless-Go, remote bootlid closing on top of that found on the C 200, and a sports suspension takes over from the latter’s Agility Control setup.

On this one, the M 274 DE 20 AL’s state of tune has been bumped to offer 208 hp (211 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm at the same rpm rate as that for the C 200. Performance numbers for the 1,540 kg vehicle include a 6.8 seconds sprint time from zero to 100 km/h and a 250 km/h top whack.

The range-topping C 300 Coupe is also equipped with the same M 274 mill, but ups the numbers further to 241 hp (245 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 370 Nm at 1,300 to 4,000 rpm. Despite carrying an additional 25 kg of kerb weight over the C 250 Coupe, the century sprint time from standstill drops to 6.0 seconds courtesy of the added push, though top speed remains identical at 250 km/h.

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There’s additional kit on top of that found on the C 250, of course, and this is made up of a larger 960 x 540 resolution 8.4-inch, free-standing COMAND Online DVD infotainment unit with a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system and an electric panoramic sliding glass sunroof.

Also on, an analogue clock, full Keyless-Go functionality with hands-free access and black open-pore ash wood trim (first few units get the carbon-fibre trim you see here). The C 300 Coupe rides on 19-inch multi-spoke wheels identical to that on the C 300 AMG sedan.

Finally, we get to the pricing of the C 205 range. The C 200 Coupe is priced at RM308,888, while the C 250 Coupe goes for RM333,888. The range-topping C 300, meanwhile, is listed at RM388,888, making all the coupes a fair bit pricier than their sedan cousins. All prices are on-the-road without insurance.

Refer to CarBase.my for full specification of the C205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe in Malaysia.

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