2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Aayush Yadav Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 12, 2019


The C300 coupe is your golden ticket to the chocolate factory, that is the luxury and opulence of german coupes. Once you get a bite of the silver arrow, the sugar rush will get you hooked and you won't consider buying any other bland coupe. The engineers have improved the harsh ride from the previous gen C300 quite a lot, and given the front some minor tweaks to ready the coupe for 2019.

Starting at $41,400 for the rear-wheel drive, the highly recommended all-wheel drive 4Matic C-class coupe is available at $43,800. However, with a few add-ons like the driver assistance package, executive package and the AMG-line package, you could see the price climb steeply.

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Pros

Smooth and Efficient powertrain

Great handling at high speeds

Impeccable all-wheel drive 4Matic system

Opulent and spacious interior

Cons

Stiff suspension

Low on trunk space

On the pricier side

What's New?

New, more powerful and efficient engine - power output increase of +14 hp

Intelligent driver assistance technology

Redesigned front and rear bumpers

Smartphone Integration now standard

Newly designed LED headlamps and taillamps now standard

New multifunction leather steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons

New key design

Two exterior paint colors newly available for C-Class

New standard 17" twin 5-spoke wheels (C-300/C-300 4MATIC)


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43800

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

273 lbs.-ft @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

61.5/60.9

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

184.5 in.

width

71.3 in.

height

55.3 in.

curb weight

3527 lbs.

ground clearance

3.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

79.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

10.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

highway range

539.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

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Selenite Grey Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe C 300

C 300

power
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$43,800 - $45,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $43,800 MSRP (22/25/31) 255 hp @ 5800 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4
C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $45,800 MSRP (22/25/31) 255 hp @ 5800 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.0

Overall Rating


Not all the manufacturers in this segment focus on luxury, some seek to provide you good economy with a utilitarian interior like the Jaguar XE, while some may focus their attention to make the car driver-centric and dynamic like the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Let's see how the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic coupe fares in the diverse yet competitive segment.

2019 Mercedes Benz C Class Coupe front three quarters red
2019 Mercedes Benz C Class Coupe front three quarters (Euro-spec)
2019 Mercedes Benz C Class Coupe rear three quarters red
2019 Mercedes Benz C Class Coupe rear three quarters (Euro-spec)

7.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Features

7.0/10

The C300 coupe is available as either a rear-wheel drive coupe or an all-wheel drive 4Matic coupe. A 7-inch infotainment is standard with dynamic select as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Trims C 300
MSRP $43,800
Key Features 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
  7" COMAND display screen
  DYNAMIC SELECT
  All-Season Tires
  ECO Start/Stop
  Power sunroof and extendable sun visors
  KEYLESS START
  Rearview camera
  Wood trim with analog clock
  FrontBass 5-speaker Audio System
  Bluetooth technology
  40/20/40-split folding rear seats
  ATTENTION ASSIST
  Active Brake Assist
  PRE-SAFE

We Recommend

The 4Matic all-wheel drive is a must have in the C300 coupe, perfect for fun rides as well as seamless handling in adverse conditions. The Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe is the best bang for your buck in this segment combining performance with luxury.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Mercedes grafts new front and rear ends on all models, and graces them with LED headlights and taillights, with multi-beam technology offered as an option. The silhouette remains the same, with a long nose, a tall glass area, and a stubby trunk that integrates better on the lissome coupe than on the sedan. - Car connection

Engine and Transmission

With a new brawnier engine under the hood, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz sedan now produces 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet torque from a dual-scroll turbocharged inline-4 with variable intake-valve lift technology. The exhaust note isn't as sonorous as its elder brothers; the C43 and the C63 which get the AMG treatment.

The 9-speed automatic transmission delivers power to all four wheels with Mercedes' 4Matic system. With smooth upshifts and ample power throughout the rev range, you'd wonder why there is no roar following the dauntless acceleration.

Models

Cadillac ATS coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

MSRP

$39,990

$38,195

$43,800

$34,900

$44,200

$44,800

$46,235

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 cylinders

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 cylinder engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 cylinder engine

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

8-speed automatic transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

7-Speed automatic S tronic Dual-Clutch

8 Speed automatic

8-speed Automatic

Horsepower

272 hp@ 5500rpm

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

252 hp @ 6,200 rpm

252 hp@ 5000rpm

248 hp@ 5200rpm

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

295 ft-lbs@ 3000rpm

306 lb.-ft. @ 2000-4800 rpm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

260 lb-ft @ 1,400-4,000 rpm

273 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1450 rpm

269 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

In comparison to the C300, the rivals like the Cadillac ATS and the Alfa Romeo Giulia deliver more power from their 2.0L inline-4s. The arch nemesis - Audi A5 has a similar output from the 2.0L powerplant. The Jag and the BMW 4-series have the least output, but not by a huge margin.

Acceleration

The 4Matic Silver Arrow darts to the mile-a-minute mark in 5.5, while the rear wheel drive C300 takes 6.0 seconds to the same, nonetheless faster than the 2018 model. The massive torque at the lower end of the spectrum guns the sedan all the way through the quarter mile in 14.1 seconds.

Models

Cadillac ATS coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

0-60 MPH

5.3 sec

5.5 sec

5.5 sec

6.0 sec

5.7 sec

5.5 sec

6.3 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

14.1 sec @ 100 mph

14.1 sec @ 99 mph

14.6 sec

N/A

14.3 sec

15.0 sec

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0 Liters

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

NA

TBD

-

6.5

6.6

6.3*

First to reach 60 is the Cadillac ATS in 5.3 seconds, while the BMW 4-series and Alfa Romeo Giulia finish together with the C-class coupe in 5.5 seconds. Next comes the Audi A5 with 5.7 seconds on the clock. While the Jaguar XE and the Genesis G70 lag behind taking more than 6 seconds in the process.

Ride and Handling

Despite the initial turbo lag, the engine recovers quite well with the torque rush that follows. The Mercedes' signature all-wheel drive system - 4Matic - delivers more torque to the rear wheels, making the ride engaging and dynamic.

The chassis, perched atop reasonably stiff suspension, is well balanced through the corners and handles bumps and undulations a bit more maturely than the previous gen model. The optional AirMatic suspension is significantly an improvement over the standard.

Braking

The brakes on the Merc bite down hard and scrape away speed with amazing efficiency. The 13-inch rotors up front and 11.8s at the back are incrementally better than the previous gen and stop the 3500-pound sedan from 70 miles an hour to a standstill in 153ft. I like big butts and I cannot lie.

Model

Cadillac ATS coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

13

13

13.8

13.3

12.3

12.8

Bkrake Rear (in.)

12.4

12.5

11.8

-

13

11.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3418

3521

3500*

3516 lbs

3704

3574

3500 lbs

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

124

153ft

-

N/A

162

184 ft (70-0)

The heavier Audi A5 gets bigger brake discs 13.3 up front and 13s at the back. Meanwhile the Alfa Romeo, the sportiest of the bunch, gets the best brakes in the segment, stopping the Giulia in merely 124 feet from 60 mph. The BMW 4-series comes with the smallest brakes and unsurprisingly takes 162 feet to stop.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Fuel Economy

4.0/10

Mercedes' engineers have improved the economy figures from the past model quite significantly, without sacrificing power in the process. The tiny twin-turbo 2.0L engine exhibits a decent 22 miles to the gallon in the city premises and upto 33 mpg on the highways.

Model

Cadillac ATS coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

MPG (city)

22

24

22

21

24

24

24

MPG (highway)

30

33

33

28

34

34

34

MPG (combined)

25

27

26

23

27

27

28

Most sedans and coupes maintain 24 miles to the gallon city mileage, compared to the C300's 22. The Genesis lags behind in this department, with 23 mpg combined, while the Jaguar XE leads with 28 mpg combined. The A5 gets you similar economy to the C300, 27 mpg combined.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Interior

Where the C-Class excels unabashedly is in fit and finish. The glamorous look of the current Benz sedan lineup all but obliterates any memories of tacky, plastic-filled cockpits from the turn of the century - Car and Driver

Seating and Comfort

As you'd expect from a Mercedes, the C-class coupe is decked out with premium quality interiors and comfortable, yet supportive leather seats. The rear seats are comfortable but not for 3 adults, even in shorter rides, unlike the sedan. With the AMG package, you get suede sport seat with power adjustable bolsters and headrests, along with a flat-bottomed AMG steering.

Models

Cadillac ATS Coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

Passenger capacity

5

5

4

5

5

4

5

Front (cu.ft)

Head room

38.6

37.6

40.3

39.7

39.4

39.8

-

Shoulder room

56.1

54.1

54.8

56.3

55.7

55.3

-

Leg room

42.4

42.3

NA

42.6

41.3

42.2

-

Rear (cu.ft)

Head room

37.6

35.1

35.6

36.9

NA

36.1

-

Shoulder room

53.6

51.1

51.7

54.6

54.5

51.7

-

Leg room

35.1

33.5

NA

34.8

35.1

33.7

-

The low sloping roofline of the coupe leaves lesser headroom for you compared to the rival sedans and coupes, so if you're taller than six-feet you'd find comfort in taller sedans like the Audi and Genesis, which also come with premium quality interiors. While, the Alfa Romeo has a more driver-centric cabin design.

Infotainment System

The wider 10.2-inch screen seamlessly integrated on the dash, with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available as standard. The interface is not as intuitive as you'd find in the S-class models, and it takes a while to recognize voice commands. You'd find a better infotainment in either a BMW or an Audi. The Burmester surround sound system is an audiophile's dream, which fills the cabin with crisp clear sound.

Cargo Capacity

At the back of the coupe, the cargo volume is not that great, primarily because of the sloping roofline. However, on the inside you'd find plenty of cubby holes to put your starbucks cappuccinos in.

Model

Cadillac ATS coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

10.4

13.0

10.5

10.5

21.8

15.7

16.1

The award for the biggest cargo bay goes to the Audi A5 which boasts a massive 22.8 cubic feet volume, followed by Jaguar XE with 16.1 cu.ft, and BMW with 15.7. The Cadillac and Genesis have a disappointingly small trunk at the back, quite like the Merc.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Exterior

8.0/10

Mercedes says it's replaced as much as 50 percent of the C-Class in the 2019 model year. A lot of it's invisible, but one of the more important changes is a new base engine. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 mirrors last year's displacement, but with a more effective twin-scroll turbocharger - Edmunds

Design and Dimensions

You'd need a keen eye, or be a die hard Merc fanboy to tell the 2019 C300 apart from the previous gen model. The front and rear fascia have undergone a facelift to incorporate bigger air intakes. The LED head and tail lamps are redesigned and give the coupe a modern look to fit in with other 2019 models. The coupe still has the iconic low, hunkered down look which shouts premium from every angle.

Model

Cadillac ATS coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic coupe

Genesis G70

Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Premium sportback

BMW 430i coupe

Jaguar XE

Curb weight (lbs.)

3418

3521

3500*

3516 lbs

3704

3574

3500 lbs

Length(in)

183.6

182.6

184.5

184.4 in

186.3

182.7

183.9

Width(in)

72.5

73.7

71.3

72.8 in

72.6

71.9

77.4

Height(in)

54.8

56.5

55.3

55.1 in

54.6

54.2

55.8

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

NA

3.5

5.1 in

N/A

5.1

-

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

111

111.8

111.6 in

111.2

110.6

111.6

Track width (in) F/R

60.3/61.7

61.3/63.9

61.5/60.9

-

62.5/61.7

60.8/62.8

62.8/62.4

The Cadillac ATS coupe is the lightest vehicle compared to the competitors, with the Audi and BMW on the other end of the scale. However, you might need to be extra careful on speed bumps, given the tiny 3.5-inch ground clearance in the Mercedes coupe. The A5 is the longest, while the Jag is widest sedan in the segment, so if you find yourself frequently having to maneuver through tight traffic, you'd better avoid the Jaguar XE.

Exterior Features

  • 17-inch twin 5-spoke wheels
  • LED head and tail lamps
  • Revised front and rear bumpers
  • Optional AMG-line package
  • 17-inch twin 5-spoke wheels
  • LED head and tail lamps
  • Revised front and rear bumpers
  • Optional AMG-line package

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Safety

9.0/10

Safety and Reliability

  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • PRE-SAFE PLUS
  • Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • Active Lane Change Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Active Blinid Spot Assist
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • PRE-SAFE PLUS
  • Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • Active Lane Change Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • PRE-SAFE Sound

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Competition

Mercedes C300 vs Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Alfa is a sporty driver-centric sedan with a well integrated cockpiti and plenty of power at your disposal. The Merc, on the other hand is an entry-level luxury coupe for comfortable city rides and smooth power delivery. In terms of ride quality the Alfa Romeo meets the German standards, while the C300 could've been a bit more dynamic considering it's brothers: the C43 and C63, which get the AMG treatment.

Mercedes C300 vs Audi A5

The A5 is one of the forerunners in the segment with the best infotainment, however, the upgraded system in the 2019 C-class coupe, puts the Merc at par with them Audi. However, the Merc coupe is a much more engaging to drive

Mercedes C300 vs BMW 430i

Although both of these coupes might feel very similar at first glance, the Mercedes is a much more opulent and refined ride compared to the 430i which inclines toward sportiness. For 2019, the Meerc is a much more engaging coupe and gives great fuel economy as well as practicality. The BMW's plastic interior feels dull and uneventful compared to the Merc and it is the same story for the infotainment.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Final Verdict

In case you're hoping to get your hands on an entry-level performance car the C300 is the best option in the market. The Germans have equipped the car with a more brawny and eco-friendly motor than the past. The ride is an enhancement from the 2018 model, yet at the same time stays on the stiffer side, which you can tackle by choosing the AirMatic suspension. The 4Matic all-wheel drive is an unquestionable requirement for the frigid winters and matched with the AMG line package, you could have the absolute best coupe in your carport.