It's long overdue. Audi has been selling stylish two-door coupes with a boot rather than a hatchback since Noah was building his Ark, and BMW got quickly in on the act, yet Mercedes has never shrunk beyond the E-Class coupe. Now it has a direct size rival for the Audi A5 and the BMW 3 Series Coupe.
It has the same footprint as the C-Class saloon, but its roofline is 41mm lower to create the illusion that it’s more stretched and wider. Every external body panel apart from the aluminium bonnet has been changed, but the car still manages to preserve a strong family resemblance to the recently updated C-Class saloon.
It's the same inside, although there are significant bespoke coupe touches, including two individual rear seats in place of the saloon’s rear bench. There’s no change in wheelbase or basic chassis set-up, but all versions in the UK will come with the saloon’s AMG sports suspension and interior and exterior trim options.
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