Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The interior is typical Mercedes-Benz. It’s easy to use comfortable and has a business class look and feel. Both the steering wheel and driver’s seat are highly adjustable and there’s a good view out of the front. The same can’t be said of the rear, however. Despite the innovative split rear screen, visibility is poor out of the back and rear three-quarters – something that’s only made worse with two passengers in the back and a real pain when it comes to parking.

The 'multi-function' steering wheel has buttons to access the on board information screens. Sports Coupe also has a seatbelt valet. It means that the driver and front passenger seatbelts are kept out of the way to access the rear. But once the driver or front passenger takes a seat, the seatbelt is handed to them over their shoulder (see gallery for an image of this).

A comfortable interior with good head and legroom for four adults, although the transmission tunnel running through the centre of the car can rob space for the middle rear passenger. Opt for a model with the Panorama glass roof and you get a glazed roof, which lets loads of light into the cabin and gives the impression that the cabin is larger than it actually is.

Noise levels are well suppressed and the C-Class Coupe is relaxing on the move.