Updated powertrains and a few aesthetic changes ensure that the C-Class coupe and cabriolet stay competitive.
Just a month after the refreshed C-Class saloon and estate went official, Mercedes has now digitally revealed the updated coupe and cabriolet avatars of the car.
The updated models do not look radically different from the pre-facelift versions, and predictably, feature some subtle design tweaks inside out. The new front incorporates a revised bumper, standard-fit diamond radiator grille and LED high performance headlamps. At the rear there are refreshed, more accentuated all-LED lights.
The AMG C43 models, on the other hand, sport AMG radiator grille with twin louvre in matt iridium silver and sculpted front apron with additional flics. Additionally, these models come with side skirts, and new AMG light-alloy wheels. Moving on, the AMG models also benefit from more muscle. While the turbocharged 3.0-litre, V6 petrol engine is retained, it now pumps an additional 23bhp, making the net power and torque figures go up to 386bhp and 520Nm, respectively.
On the standard C coupe and cabrio, a new-generation of 4-cylinder petrol engine is being launched. The new petrol model is coming initially as the C 200 and C 200 4Matic with a displacement of 1.5-litres. At the same time, these models are equipped with an additional 48-volt on-board network with a belt-driven starter/alternator (EQ Boost). A 2.0-litre variant will follow later.
The updated C-Class coupe and cabriolet will be showcased for the first time at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. Mercedes currently sells the C cabriolet in India and it is likely that the facelifted model will make it to our shores as well.