After the debut of the refreshed W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan and Estate, it’s now time for the C205 C-Class Coupe and A205 C-Class Cabriolet to get their respective facelifts. Just like their four-door stablemates, the new models receive an update to their design, powertrain line-up and list of available equipment.

On the exterior, revised elements include a new front bumper and LED High Performance headlamps now come as standard – upgradable to Multibeam LED with Ultra Range high beam. The rear LED taillights are also better accentuated on the new car as well.

Models fitted with the AMG Line styling package will get chrome pins for the diamond radiator grille along with an AMG-specific front apron. Customers can now order the Night Package for the cabriolet model as well, plus the colour palette has been expanded to include mojave silver metallic and – exclusively for the coupe and cabriolet – graphite grey.

Moving inside, there are new trim materials to choose from – open-pore brown walnut and open-pore anthracite oak, as well as new interior colour combinations – magma grey/black. Other changes include a new start/stop button, Keyless-Go now comes as standard, and you get three different designs for the key fob – black with high-gloss chrome surround, white with chrome surround and high-gloss white with matt chrome surround.

Like the four-door C-Class, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display (1920×720 pixels) is available to replace the standard analogue/digital combo setup (with a 5.5-inch, 383×600 pixels display). The central display comes in 7- (960×540 pixels) and 10.25-inch (1920×720 pixels) sizes, depending on the acquired infotainment system – Audio 20 is standard with COMAND Online being an option.

Other options include Energizing comfort control, which works with the 64-colour ambient lighting system, NFC technology and nine-speaker sound system (225 watts). A range of new driver assistance and safety systems are also featured, including Active Distance Control Distronic, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist and Active Brake Assist. The chassis can also be specified with the Dynamic Body Control suspension (three stages) and Sports Direct-Steer system, or Air Body Control suspension.

The powertrain line-up for both the coupe and cabriolet are identical to the Sedan and Estate models, starting with the C 200, followed by the C 200 4Matic and C 220 d. The first two are petrol-powered variants, and employ the new M264 four-cylinder engine.

On the C 200 and C 200 4Matic, the 1.5 litre twin-scroll turbo mill makes 181 hp (184 PS) at 5,800 to 6,100 rpm and 280 Nm of torque at 3,000 to 4,000 rpm. These models operates on a 48-volt electrical system, and come equipped with an EQ boost belt-driven starter/alternator, which provides 13 hp (10 kW) and 160 Nm of boost to fill in the gap when the turbo is building up its boost. It also helps the engine reach the ideal rpm as quickly as possible during gearshifts.

In terms of performance, the C 200 will take 7.9 (coupe) and 8.5 (cabriolet) seconds to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint. Throw in the 4Matic all-wheel drive system, and the coupe takes 0.5 seconds longer to complete the task while it is an additional 0.3 seconds for the cabriolet. The non-4Matic variants also have a higher top speed – 239 km/h (coupe) and 235 km/h (cabriolet) – compared to the all-wheel drive-equipped ones – 234 km/h (coupe) and 230 km/h (cabriolet).

If petrol engines aren’t your thing, the sole C 220 d comes with an OM654 2.0 litre four-cylinder with 192 hp (194 PS) at 3,800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 1,600 to 2,800 rpm. The oil does the century sprint in 7 (coupe) and 7.5 (cabriolet) seconds, with top speeds of 240 km/h (coupe) and 233 km/h (cabriolet). All models are paired with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.

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