2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
New Coupe
Mercedes-Benz has only offered a coupe version of the C-Class since 2011, and for 2017 the two door is all new and better in just about every way. But as sexy as this new model is with its aggressive-looking new grille, sleek silhouette, beautiful interior and — as one of the car’s designers pointed out during our press drive — “a nice ass,” does it make sense to buy the coupe instead of the sedan? To more pragmatic shoppers, buying a coupe just doesn’t make sense; however, this car was not designed nor built for pragmatic shoppers. The C-Class sedan offers similar performance, costs less and offers more utility with the two additional doors, but the coupe appeals to a buyer’s emotions — and emotions almost always beat logic when it comes to car buying.

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