Mercedes-Benz C180 Coupe, more show than go

Mercedes' C180 Coupe is a sleek and gorgeous two-door with pedestrian performance

The Mercedes-Benz C180 Coupe has sharp and quick-responding steering.
The Mercedes-Benz C180 Coupe has sharp and quick-responding steering.PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Car-makers seem to feel obliged to make their two-doors a little sportier than their four-door siblings. Sometimes, it works. Other times, it is a needless endeavour.

The latest Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe might be one example of the latter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2019, with the headline 'More show than go'. Print Edition | Subscribe