Mercedes C-Class Coupe C250d AMG Line
Reviewed by Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Journalist - tweeting @carwriteups
The latest C-Class Coupe from Mercedes-Benz is the two-door version of the sought-after C-Class four-door saloon.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe C250d AMG Line is the version I drove. While space in the rear is compromised due to the rakish coupe roofline, the front rocks when it comes to roominess. The German car’s seats are accommodating, too, making the journey (for occupants up front), comfortable.
The C250d AMG Line’s boot is not as spacious as the C-Class saloon’s, but it’s good for a coupe styled car and has a wide opening, so you'll be able to throw a couple of flight cases in there without a problem.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is a top car on the road, riding well over uneven tarmac, and devouring motorway miles painlessly.
The model’s nine-speed automatic transmission swaps cogs flawlessly, and it helps the Mercedes deliver a velvety drive. It’s not all faultless, though, as the diesel, under review here, is a little raucous under demanding acceleration, but the car soon quietens when touring at 60mph.
The C-Class Coupe C250d has a 2.1-litre dual turbo under the hood, thrusting out 204PS. That gives the Merc a 0-62mph sprint time of 6.7 seconds, while the maximum speed is 153mph. Pleasingly, this power doesn’t impact fuel economy - over 67.3mpg on average can be squeezed from this beautiful Benz.
Standard kit comprises: parking sensors; a reversing camera; a seven-inch colour screen; navigation; and LED lights. As well as the tech, efficiency, power and comfort, the AMG Line trim adds an AMG sports steering wheel and brushed steel sports pedals. The car’s exterior features 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, an AMG body-styling kit and lowered sports suspension.
In conclusion, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is stacked with top tech, making the behind-the-wheel experience as elegant and exciting as possible. The C250d’s cabin is up-to-the-minute, and the car is as athletic to drive as it appears. It’s economical, too.
Pros ‘n’ Cons
- Looks √
- Cabin √
- Power √
- Diesel rattle X
- Rear seats X
- Max speed: 153 mph
- 0-62 mph: 6.7 secs
- Combined mpg: 67.3
- Engine layout: 2143cc 4-cylinder twin turbo diesel
- Max. power (PS): 204
- CO2: 112 g/km
- Price: £37,615