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2012 Mercedes C Class CoupeMercedes hips up the C Class with a coupe and leaner high tech engine.
Mercedes C-Class always had a little stodgier, a little more junior executive image, let's say a 3 series coupe. So, here's the latest tab about C-coupe that's going to change that image a bit. And as you can see they've really tried to give it a little sachet with the sweeping roof line that comes down behind the rear wheels, part of a sporty look, but the top of this guy is about an 1-1/2 inch lower than the Sedan model. So, it does print much more a low slang. Engine choices will be many in markets around the world. The one that intrigues me the most is the C250 BlueEfficiency. 1.8-liter direct injection turbo diesel, and that's getting a lot of power. I have a very small, very lean packaging, you know me, I love turbo diesels. Now, this new coupe have about a lot more than just new coop lines, a lot of new lines inside, aluminum an aluminized plastic trim everywhere. There's a new color LCD in the middle of the speedo. There's a new interface here in the center stack on a 5.8-inch display. You're still the central command controller, but now you've got built-in wireless internet in this guy. You can send destinations from Google Map to the vehicle wirelessly; load them on SD card, if you will. We also have Bluetooth streaming in this guy, some phonebook contact transfer improvements. There's also a USB connector in this guy, HD radio in general. But if you're gonna step up the tech on what has been kinda of little bit of backwards head unit for a while in this low-end Mercedes.