2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe vs 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Mercedes-Benz Press Release Highlights

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior raises elegance and style to a sporty level. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics, and a dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, form the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road noise and tire vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. New assistance systems provide safety of the very highest caliber. As the sportiest variant of the C-Class, the Coupe displays its driving enjoyment-oriented character in an emotional and at the same time formally distinct design.
• C300 Coupe - 2.0L, four-cylinder gas engine - 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
• C43 Coupe - 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine - 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
• 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission
• Rear-wheel-drive and 4MATIC versions
• C300 – 0-60 mph 6.3 seconds; Top speed - 130 mph (electronically limited)
• C43 – 0-60 mph 4.7 seconds; Top speed - 150 mph (electronically limited)
• A new 4-link front axle with wheel suspension decoupled from the spring strut - enables sporty axle kinematics for plenty of grip and high lateral stability.
• Multi-link independent rear suspension with 5 links
• A steel sport suspension with tauter springs and damping is standard
• Lowered .6 inches (15mm) compared to the Sedan
• Option of AIRMATIC air suspension on the front and rear axle - electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping on the front and rear axle. Gives the driver the option of selecting the desired driving style: sporty, comfortable or consumption-optimized.
• AIRMATIC also features all-round self-levelling for excellent ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded.
• A centrally positioned free-standing central display with a screen diagonal of 7 inches or 8.4 inches if Multimedia Package with the COMAND Infotainment System is selected.
• Innovative touchpad in the handrest over the Controller provides for very simple and intuitive operation of all the head-unit functions using finger gestures. The touchpad also permits letters, numbers and special characters to be entered in handwriting - in any language.
• A head-up display is also new to the C-Class. It displays important information directly in the driver's field of vision on the front windscreen. The system provides information on vehicle speed, speed limits and navigation instructions and displays messages from DISTRONIC PLUS.
• DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist - semi-automatic traffic jam assistant which at speeds under 37 mph is able to follow the vehicle ahead even where lane markings are unclear.
• Tunnel detection via satellite navigation - uses the map information from the navigation system and the GPS location data to close the air recirculation flap automatically when the vehicle enters a tunnel.
• AIR-BALANCE package with active fragrance, air ionization and more efficient filtration than is available on the standard model.
• A completely new multimedia generation offers intuitive operation in the new C-Class.
• Frontbass system - acoustic system uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers.
• Burmester® surround sound system is optionally available.
• Navigation system - features include an animated compass, a "Drive Show" with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations on board airplanes and Google Maps displayed on the head unit.
• COMAND offers a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a special bonded glass cover such as is familiar from consumer devices like the iPhone or iPad.
• mbrace2 connected car technology - available option to have over twenty Mercedes-Benz Apps integrated into the COMAND system.
• Standard ATTENTION ASSIST, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness.
• Adaptive Brake Assist - offers protection from collisions from speeds as low as 4 mph
• Standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS - able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 124 mph. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 31 mph, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 25 mph.
• BAS PLUS Brake Assist System - can detect crossing traffic and boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently
• PRE-SAFE® Brake - can detect stationary vehicles as well as pedestrians, brake automatically if the driver fails to react, thus preventing accidents up to 31 mph and mitigating the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 45 mph.
• In flowing traffic the PRE-SAFE® Brake provides assistance according to the same mode of operation throughout the speed range from 4 to 124 mph.
• Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist - can prevent the vehicle from unintentionally drifting out of lane when broken lane markings apply and a risk of a collision arises by applying the brakes on one side.
• Numerous airbags include: pelvis bags for driver and front passenger; a newly developed window bag; side bags for the outer rear seats; a knee bag for the driver.
• The front passenger seat is fitted as standard with automatic child seat recognition. The airbag is automatically deactivated when a child seat is fitted and reactivated once it has been removed.
• Climate control with satellite navigation

Cadillac Press Release Highlights

The ATS Coupe is designed to be lighter, more agile and more engaging than its competitors. Cadillac's first-ever compact luxury Coupe offers drivers the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the power from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6L six-cylinder. In all combinations, Cadillac ATS Coupe takes advantage of its lightweight and strong structure to deliver exhilarating performance with efficiency, with a segment-leading power-to-weight ratio. Like the sedan, the ATS Coupe's driving dynamics are rooted in mass efficiency, which helps make it one of Cadillac's lightest and most agile models ever - and the lightest car in the compact luxury Coupe segment.
• Standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder - 272 horsepower (203 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm)
• Available 3.6L V-6 - 321 horsepower (239 kW) and 275 lb-ft of torque (373 Nm)
• At 136hp/L, the 2.0L Turbo is one of the most power-dense engines in the industry - delivers 90 percent of its peak torque from 2100 rpm to 5400 rpm and the full 295 lb-ft of peak torque (400 Nm) from 3000 to 4600 rpm
• Both engines feature direct injection and dual overhead camshafts with continuously variable valve timing
• Hydra-Matic 6L45 six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control.
• A six-speed manual is also available with the 2.0L Turbo.
• This gives the standard ATS Coupe an advantage in power and weight over similarly equipped Coupes such as the BMW 428i.
• Estimated 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.
• Available all-wheel drive.
• Nearly perfect 50/50 weight balance and low center of gravity
• Five-link independent rear suspension featuring lightweight, high-strength steel and efficient straight link designs
• A multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar
• Premium, belt-driven electric variable-effort steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
• Brembo front brakes
• Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels
• A driver-adjustable FE3 sport suspension is available and includes Magnetic Ride Control, a mechanical limited-slip differential, high-capacity engine cooling system and 18-inch summer-performance tires.
• Magnetic Ride Control is a real-time damping system that delivers more precise body motion control.
• Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS, patented rotor coating protection and auto-dry functionality.
• OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
• Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with natural voice recognition
• Text-to-voice that converts incoming text messages to speech and reads them over the audio system speakers
• USB, auxiliary and SD memory card ports
• SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription
• Reconfigurable 5.7-inch, three-window instrument panel cluster display
• Full-color reconfigurable head-up display.
• A Bose ® premium audio system with Active Noise Cancelation technology is standard on all models.
• 12-speaker surround sound upgrade is available on Standard and Luxury, and it is included with Performance and Premium collections - includes Bose Audio Pilot, which continuously monitors ambient sounds and adjusts the music volume
• Additionally, a navigation system is available on Luxury and Performance collections, and it is standard with the Premium Collection.
• Cadillac CUE available on base models and standard on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections – includes Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.) and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users.
• Eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen - motorized, fully capacitive faceplate at the bottom concealing a 1.8L storage area.
• OnStar 4G LTE connectivity - new built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to seven devices at once.
• Capability to remotely start the engine or lower the windows with the key fob or the owner's smartphone.
• EZ Key passive entry and push-button starting is standard.
• Available advanced safety - two cameras, eight ultrasonic sensors and six radar signals to help prevent crashes.
• Automatic braking - can pre-fill and automatically apply braking in response to potential hazards.
• Front and Rear Automatic Braking - relies on radar, camera and ultrasonic technology to help the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.
• Many of the advanced safety features are bundled in the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist Packages. It includes: Safety Alert Seat; Forward Collision Alert; Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist; Intellibeam® high-beam control; Front and rear park assist; Rear-vision camera with dynamic guidelines.
• The Driver Assist package is available on Performance and Premium collections and includes all of the Driver Awareness package content, plus: Full-Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control; Automatic Collision Preparation; Motorized safety belts; Electronic Park Brake; Front and Rear Automatic Braking; Enhanced Side Blind Zone Alert; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; Full-color head-up display.
• Eight standard air bags, safety belt pretensioners and load limiters
• StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with full-function traction control

Photo Comparison

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Front View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Front Side View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Side Front View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Side View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Side Rear View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Rear Side View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Rear View
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Interior

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe

  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Front View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Front Side View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Side Front View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Side View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Side Rear View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Rear Side View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Rear View
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe Interior

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