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Mercedes Usher In Mild Hybrid Drive For The Facelifted C Class Range

The refreshed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé and Cabriolet are finally here with a new range engine and an optional 12.3-inch digital cockpit display. The C 200 features a 1.5-litre petrol engine with EQ Boost, available in either rear-wheel or – for the coupé only – 4MATIC all-wheel-drive which produces 184 hp and 280 Nm.

EQ Boost uses a mild-hybrid, 48-volt onboard network with a belt-driven starter/alternator – the system adds 14 hp to the car’s overall output. It can achieve up to 46.3 mpg and emits 140 g/km of CO2 on its standard 18-inch wheels (4MATIC: 42.8 mpg and 150 g/km; Cabriolet: 44.1 mpg and 145 g/km).
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The C 220 d uses a new 2.0-litre diesel engine with an output of 194 hp and 400 Nm of torque, while emitting 121 g/km of CO2 (depending on wheel size) and achieving up to 61.4 mpg. The Cabriolet can achieve up to 58.9 mpg and emits 126 g/km.

The C 300 has a 2.0-litre petrol engine which generates 254 hp and 370 Nm of torque. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in six seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. CO2 emissions start at 147 g/km and it can achieve up to 44.1 mpg on the combined cycle. Available only in the Coupé – the C 300 Cabriolet will join the range later in the year.
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The AMG C 43 4MATIC uses a 3.0-litre biturbo V6 petrol engine with an increased output of 390 hp (+23) and 520 Nm (+44). It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds – 4.8 for the Cabriolet – and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The Coupé can achieve up to 29.7 mpg and emits 217 g/km, while the Cabriolet delivers 29.1 mpg and emits 223 g/km.

The Cabriolet’s multi-layer soft-top comes in a choice of four colours: black; dark blue; brown; and red.
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The Airmatic Dynamic Handling package costs £895 – not available on AMG
C 43, which has air suspension as standard – and adds air suspension, enabling the driver to adapt the suspension set-up according to the road conditions.

Prices start from £37,620 for the entry-level C 200 AMG Line Coupé, while the C 200 AMG Line Cabriolet starts at £41,439.