NEW FOR 2012:

– All-new model

Previously available only as a sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class also comes as a two-door coupe for 2012. To commemorate the launch, two special editions will be offered: there will be 50 of the Edition 1 C350 Coupe and 40 of the Edition 1 C63 AMG Coupe.

The C-Class Coupe is available in three models. The C250 uses a turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine; the C350 uses a 3.5-litre V6 engine; and the C63 AMG uses a 6.2-litre V8 engine. All use a seven-speed automatic transmission that is a Speedshift sports unit in the C63 AMG.

Features on the C250 include 17-inch alloy wheels, Thermatic automatic climate control, luggage net, power tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, outside temperature display, auto up/down windows, Artico upholstery, power driver’s seat with three-position memory, partially-powered passenger seat, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, fog lamps, hill start assist, split-folding rear seats, driver’s knee air bag, rain-sensing wipers with heated washers, panoramic sunroof, tire pressure monitoring system, sport suspension, CD/MP3 stereo, first-aid kit, keyless entry, and velour floor mats.

The C350 adds 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, garage door opener, compass, auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, dynamic handling package, power-folding mirrors, headlamp washers, active bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive high beam assist, heated seats, and sport package.

The C63 AMG adds 18-inch twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, agility control suspension, iPod connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, AMG velour floor mats, and Nappa leather upholstery.

The Edition 1 C350 coupe builds on the C350 and adds Parktronic with parking guidance, navigation system with DVD changer, Sirius satellite radio, media interface, colour instrument cluster, Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system, and Speedshift transmission.

The Edition 1 C63 AMG builds on the C63 AMG and adds 30 additional horsepower, along with 19-inch AMG multi-spoke wheels, Parktronic with parking guidance, rearview camera, blind spot assist, lane-keeping assist, voice control, navigation system with DVD changer, Keyless Go, limited-slip differential, carbon fibre trunk lid spoiler, carbon fibre trim and mirror caps, red brake calipers, black upholstery with red contrast stitching and AMG logo, red and black AMG performance steering wheel, and Night Black paintwork.

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