After a few weeks of the debut of the updated C-Class sedan at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and convertible would make their public debuts at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Both the body styles go on sale in the U.S. later in the current year.
The 2019 C-Class coupe and convertible, like the sedan, are the refreshed versions of the existing models and not complete redesigns. That is immediately apparent from the exteriors, which do not look all that different from the models of the year 2018. But there, of course, are some notable changes.
In the New York, Mercedes would reveal the base C300 and midrange Mercedes-AMG C43 versions of either of the coupe and convertible. As expected range-topping Mercedes-AMG C63 versions would arrive at a later date. The C300 is focused at the Audi A5 and BMW 430i whereas the C43 takes on the BMW 440i and Audi S5.
The choices of engine carry over from the sedan, which means the C300 gets a 2 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower that shows an increase of 14 hp from 2018 and 273 pound-feet of torque, while the AMG C43 makes use of a 3 liter twin-turbocharged V6 which produces 385 hp showing an increase of 23 hp and 384 lb-ft. Both the models come with nine-speed automatic transmissions and a choice of 4Matic all-wheel drive.
According to Mercedes, the 2019 C300 coupe would only take 5.9 seconds to do 0 to 60 mph while the convertible needs 6.1 seconds. Mercedes said that the hotter AMG C43 coupe would do the task in 4.5 seconds, while the convertible takes about 4.6 seconds. All the versions are electronically confined to 130 mph.
As far as the tech front is concerned, the C-Class coupe and convertible get a central display screen of 10.25-inch. An optional digital instrument cluster of 12.3-inch is new for 2019 too.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and convertible would hit the showrooms of U.S. by the end of the current year. The pricing would be announced nearer to the date of launch.