Even though this has gone a TAD off topic, it's still a great read. To be truly honest. Cars like the CL don't really need the B-pillar. No one is trying to make them sporty, and the added weight is just fine since it's a highway blaster. But the C-class on the other hand. I think it does need the B-pillar due to the fact that many young kids will end up having it and will more than likely try to race it. The 1er is already a badass drive, and to even TRY to match it's driving aesthetic MB has to make sure the chassis is tight. My only issue with the C-coupe is the identity crisis between it and the E-coupe. Cuz the E-coupe isn't really an E with 2 doors, and the this is just mucking it up.