While it would be nice to see the C-Class Coupe get its own unique interior, manufacturing and design costs make this unrealistic. Anyway, when the saloon’s fixtures and fittings are as good as this it would be a shame not use them.
The C-Class Coupe’s cabin dispatches with the old train of thought that more buttons equal more kit – and goes for a simple design instead, with fancy slabs of trim where you used to expect to find rows of identical buttons. The result is a car that feels hyper-luxurious, particularly if you fit the Burmester stereo that sports intricately designed tweeter covers that look very high end indeed.
The infotainment just isn’t as easy to use as Audi's MMI
The standard infotainment system makes the dashboard’s simple design possible and it’s used to operate things like the heater and stereo. Basic models come with a Garmin sat-nav unit, but its seven-inch display looks small in a car the Coupe’s size.
Better to go for the optional Comand Online system. It comes as part of the pricey Premium Plus package but gets a crystal clear 8.4-inch display and 10GB of music storage. It’s not the easiest system to use, though, with a confusing number of menus to navigate your way through, but the fixed control on the centre console makes it easier to use on the move than a touchscreen. The Premium Plus pack’s £2,995 price looks like better value when you consider it also adds keyless entry, a Burmester stereo, electrically adjustable seats, mood lighting and panoramic sunroof – all of which are attractive upgrades in a car like this.