Interior and tech
First impressions are of a very solid car that oozes the sort of quality you’d hope for from the three-pointed star.
The interior is classy and more interesting than anything BMW or Audi can currently muster. The steering-column mounted gear selector is an acquired taste, but it does leave the broad transmission tunnel attractively uncluttered. Don’t bother prodding, pinching or swiping the surface of the huge tablet-like screen however, you’ll only leave greasy fingerprints.
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Like the C63 saloon, the Coupé is a fine place to be, its interior looking and feeling premium, with plenty of brightwork and detailing to lift it above the equivalent M car. Optional sports seats add some attitude - and support – but they aren’t very soft and highlight the car’s firm ride.