Before the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe begins to enter our massive car listings here at Naijauto, we decided to research and release this brief but detailed review of the car for all future potential buyers.
The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is definitely another luxury German coupe to hunt for!
2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe – Performance and Fuel economy
Mercedes has impressively made the coupe, convertible, and sedan version of this new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 come with a new 2.0L turbo-four engine that adds 14 more ponies to reach 255hp while still retaining the 273 lb-ft of peak torque compared to the old laggard-for-the-class engine.
This engine upgrades together with the addition of Mercedes-Benz’s all-new 9-speed gearbox as a replacement for the previous 7-speed auto transmission are the major changes that hugely contributed to the improved performance of this 2019 new C300 models.
For such a vehicle in the class of this new C300 Coupe, the base model’s 4-cylinder engine is clearly provided to be satisfied buyers mainly looking out for a fuel-efficient model; this newly added engine did just that by bumping up the fuel-economy of the C300 Coupe to attractive levels.
The new engine and powertrain of 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe gives it remarkable performance
The C300 Coupe with rear-wheel-drive delivered a surprising 37 mpg fuel economy in a 75-mph highway drive test which is 6 mpg higher than the actual EPA’s estimate for the highway. However, some auto enthusiasts’ advice that customers should skip the 4Matic AWD system on this compact Mercedes car if they wish to get maximum efficiency. Below is a highlight of some actual fuel economy drive test results for comparison with that of this new C300 Coupe;
- A 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe with 4Matic AWD system with the older engine scored just 29mpg
- A 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Convertible with rear-wheel-drive scored 32mpg
- While a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan variant with AWD system and the newly added engine scored a very decent 33mpg.
When it comes to performance also, the newly added turbo engine helps all of the 2019 models of the C300 to achieve a 5.6 seconds acceleration time from zero to 60mph, a noticeable 0.6 seconds faster than previous model year. Similarly, the quarter-mile acceleration time is improved as well by 0.5 seconds that previous model year.
In the aspect of drive/handling experience, the new 4-cylinder engine of this 2019 C300 Coupe feels much more eager to rev up than the previous one. It noticeably does not suffer much turbo lag like the previous engine wherein a driver would have matched the vehicle’s gas pedal for action but the older engine’s turbochargers keep delaying to spring up and help the engine squeeze out extra juice (a flabby initial response).
This new engine is also noticed to have a perkier character which it's getting from the Mercedes-Benz’s 9-speed auto transmission mated with it. Although the sound produced by this new engine still doesn’t feel much different or give that “feel” of an upgrade especially when it's working hard, the sound feels like a home blender machine.
This 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is the latest fuel-efficient luxury German coupe with superb handling “feel”
2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe – Design, Technologies and Pricing
It's exciting to see that this new C300 Coupe still looks Sexy and hasn’t gotten any ridiculous failed design changes inside and out.
On the outside, the only noticeable changes are the freshened taillights and headlights, every other part of this 2-door beauty, remained the same. As a matter of fact, every one of the Mercedes-Benz Coupe out there pretty much looks the same regardless of their sizes except for the AMG GT variants that are sports cars.
On the inside, most people will get wowed by the glamorous interior of this new C300 coupe especially for those customers that will add the ₦6 million ($16,415) extras. A portion of this large sum includes;
- ₦810,000 ($2,250) - Driver Assistance Package (enhanced-for-2019) with some improved safety features that comprise the Radar-based cruise control system, and automatic lane-change feature.
- ₦270,000 ($750) – Digital instrument cluster
The officially released starting price of this new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is ₦16.2 million ($44,795) which is actually just ₦216,000 ($600) extra compared to that of the previous 2018 model.
The interior of this new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is nothing short of beauty
2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe – Full specifications/Details
Below is a table outlining every other important details and specification of the new C300 coupe;
|Full Specifications of 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe|
|BASE PRICE:||₦16.2million ($44,795)|
|POWERTRAIN:||Intercooled and turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-four, aluminium block & head (direct fuel injection)
1991 cc (122 cu in) displacement
255-hp at 5800 Rpm
273 lb-ft of torque at 1800 Rpm
|TRANSMISSION:||9-speed automatic (plus manual shifting mode)|
|CHASSIS:||(F/R) Suspension: multilink/multilink
(F/R) Suspension: multilink/multilink
(F/R) Brakes: 13.0-inch vented disc/11.8-inch vented disc
Tyres: Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR [F: 225/40R-19 93Y MOE] [R: 255/35R-19 96Y MOE]
|DIMENSIONS:||111.8 in (Wheelbase)
184.5 in (Length)
71.3 in (Width)
55.3 in (Height)
80 cu ft (Passenger volume)
11 cu ft (Cargo volume)
3648 lb (Curb weight)
|TEST DRIVE RESULTS:||0 - 60mph: 5.6 seconds
0 - 100mph: 14.5 seconds
0 - 130mph: 27.5 seconds
5 – 60mph(Rolling start): 6.4 seconds
30 – 50mph(Top gear): 3.4 seconds
50 – 70mph(Top gear): 4.8 seconds
Standing ¼-mile: 14.2 seconds at 99-mph
Governor limited top speed: 132-mph
70 – 0mph(Braking): 163 ft
300-ft-dia skidpad(Roadholding): 0.91g *stability-control-inhibited
|FUEL ECONOMY:||22 mpg (Observed from test drives)
37 mpg (75-mph highway test drive @ 640 miles Highway range)
|EPA FUEL ECONOMY:||25/22/31 mpg (Combined/city/highway)|
See a short video clip below showing a road test and run through of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe's features visually;
2019 Mercedes Benz C-Class - Review & Road Test
With all of the images and information we have revealed above, we can safely say that this 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe looks great and packs more than expected.
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