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All-new Mercedes C-Class Coupe and SLK: Shining stars at Geneva Motor Show

06.03.2011 / Geneva – Dubai - Cairo
The German premium car manufacturer Mercedes Benz used the Geneva Motor Show at Lac Leman to present two long-awaited models: The all-new and extremely elegant C-Class Coupe and the, in Europe very popular, SLK-Roadster.

The two-door C-Class Coupe features a steeply raked windscreen, a modified front, an upward all-encompassing beltline, a kinked rear window, as well as newly formed headlights.

In order to maximize chassis rigidity, engineers were forced to install a traditional B-pillar which will be disappointing for a lot of Mercedes Benz fans who were used to the pillar less design which has been a longtime Mercedes trademark.

These design elements will also be implemented later-on in the facelifted C-class sedan. In order to give the competitors from Bavaria a run for their money, the C-class coupe will be equipped with a lot of electronic driver assistant gadgets, for example automatic distance control, traffic sign recognition system and a lane-keeping assist system.

The new 2011 SLK roadster model changed its old Formula 1-car shaped-nose and is now oriented towards the design of the Mercedes SLS AMG. The headlamps are now arranged differently and the front is now equipped with LED daytime running lamps.

The foldable hardtop will be maintained, but will be extended by a vario-roof with Magic Sky Control which can vary the tint of the panoramic folding hard-top roof between brighter and darker.

For the first time, there will also be a diesel engine option available for the Mercedes SLK model.

If the C-Class Coupe will be offered with a 1.6 litre Kompressor engine like the one available in the 4-doors C180 Kompressor, then this very beautiful and elegant Coupe will be for sure a best-seller in the Egyptian market. In the Middle East markets the top-of-the-line C-Class Coupe will surely be more demanded than the basic 1.6-litre engine.


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