The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe, as its name suggests, is derived from the C-Class sedan. The 2015 model year saw an all-new generation of the C-Class, which has been universally well received, so this car already starts with an advantage.
Mercedes-Benz has made C-based coupe versions before, but they have often arrived late in a generation’s life cycle and were never really as sporty as BMW’s equivalents. Things are different now.
A stiffer body than the previous generation allows for finer tuning of the suspension and the car rides 0.6 inches lower than the sedan. This model is also lighter than before, with more aluminum being used, such as in the hood, trunk lid and fenders. It’s factors like these that make the C300 Coupe such a credible contender.