Discussion in 'C-Class' started by MBFanToDeath, Mar 31, 2010.
This will be the Black sheep under the normal c-Coupe´s
Ooooo that look's like a bad boy!
there wil be no C63 coupe, only C55 coupe with the same engine as in the SLK 55 AMG (the new 5,5 V8 without FI) with 422PS.
That will work....I want one...now!
A C55 (C63) Coupé, but not a E 63 Coupé?! ..hmm
So it is going to be positioned below C63 sedan?
Finally...a f__king AMG coupe. It took you this long MB?
Yes that is what I believe will be. I think the new C coupe will be positioned below the C class and will be cheaper. The best indicator is that it will probably have not frameless windows. The C coupe must be differentiated as much as possible from the E coupe. It actually will be no coupe at all (a proper coupe must have frameless windows and be without the B-pillar). It will be a two-door without frameless windows. The reason is that the E coupe is quite expenssive eventhough it is mostly a C class. So you would have two coupes coming from the same car. The C coupe will really be the succesor to the CLC and as such must undercut both the BMW 3 coupe and Audi A5. Merc will offer two possibilities, one cheaper and one more expensive than their competitors. One will be a sedan with two doors and the other a proper coupe. That is also why it will not have the 6,2 AMG but only 5,5 V8.
Would be good to have an indication of when it is due for release and an extimate on price?
Could this be a competitor to the 1M rather than M3 from your last statement ^?
I get your point, but I still don't think it will be that much cheaper. It is MB after all.
I think it will be more expensive than 1 series BMW. It will be just a little bit under the competition (3 series coupe and A5) and will be much more expensive than the CLC (CLC was 10,000 EUR under the C class). It should be acctually a direct competition against the 3 series and A5 but on the other hand can not compete against the E coupe.
Mercedes got itself alone into this kind of trouble, I think bad planning must have been the culprit (succeded CLK with E coupe, but still rather a C coupe and still produce the uncompetitive CLC based on the last generation C class). I think that with the new generation C class the coupe will have frameless windows and the E coupe will be discontinued or the next generation will be actually based entirely on the E class. I see no problem having E coupe and CLS being based on the same platform. They are different cars, the CLS being more expensive and more plush.
A proper coupe CAN VERY MUCH HAVE a B pillar, guys!!!
No frameless windows however.....
I think, from what I could see in the pics, that it has frameless doors. Could be wrong though, but from what I saw the windows are not framed at the top.
However it has a B-pillar, which is in itself not bad (as the pillarless-coupes are quite rare if we exclude MB and the very high-end category).
I think it looks very nice, despite the ugly color, mismatched painted parts and rims. I prefer it to the E-Coupe already.
As for the kink... it's very far from looking like BMW's. Not every way of ending a side window is a Hofmeister kink.
Even 1er coupe has frameless doors:
Even the 1er 3dr has frameless doors.
What is so important about frameless doors? Looks cool when the door is open, but that is about it. I don't why such a big deal is being made about it. On the other hand, I wouldn't touch a coupe with out B pillar with a 10 foot pole.
Me neither, but don't start about it because it's something special for the Benz fans and they're sensitive about it
Not our fault other car makers can't make stiff cars without them.
No, but even an MB becomes much more heavy without a B pillar. B pillar saves extra weight, and I think that's way more important than the look of having no B pillar...
Ok enough now from me, lets get on with the car!!!
Again, just to stress, a B-Pillar is ideal on a Coupe, but frameless doors are a MUST for any Coupe above a Chevy Cobalt. Just like framed doors are a must for any proper Sedan.