Mercedes-Benz seduces us all yet again with the new C-Class Coupé. As part of the German marque’s Dream Cars collection, the clean yet sporty lines of the car inspires a lifestyle that is full of character, even when you’re moving on the fast lane. The powerful 4.0-litre engine beneath the hood takes on a life of its own once you start cruising on the road, its lightweight body (lighter than its predecessors) making you feel like, just maybe, you could be flying. Going from one appointment to another is a breeze in the C-Class Coupé, where comfort takes precedence and safety functions are always reliable. The wheelbase has been extended—95mm longer and 40mm wider, to be exact—to give it its stretched out, sporty allure, as well as to complement the sports-car-like height of the car.
While the C-Class Coupé’s sporty features are hard to miss here, much like the athleisure elements we’ve seen across runways and in high-street stores this Spring/Summer ’16, it’s also the increased space on the inside that will have you gushing. Forget the common perceptions of tiny sporty rides for a while, and imagine being in this Coupé where even your rear seat passengers can enjoy the ride almost as much as you do (Not fully for them, though, because you’re the one in control of the wheel). As usual with most Mercedes-Benz cars, the Dynamic Select driving modes—Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+, and Individual—will have you playing it up to suit your fancies every day. Match that flexibility with the diamond grille and frameless doors, and you’ve got a cool drive ahead of you, where feel-good tunes flow from the FrontBass audio system.
Truly, dreams are made of this distinctive ride.