Mercedes-Benz has revealed the C-Class Cabriolet in standard and AMG form.
Mercedes-Benz has given us the gorgeous C-Class Cabriolet marking their return to the segment with a convertible.
The C-Class Cabriolet will come in two forms, the standard C300 with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 214hp and 370Nm of torque, which is exactly the same you get from the sedan. An option of a rear wheel drive and the 4Matic All-Wheel-Drive system will also be offered. Despite the slight addition of weight, credit to the convertible mechanism, the car is only a tenth slower from 0-100km/h which it achieves in 6.3 seconds, compared to the sedans 6.2.
It’s a similar story with the C43 Cabriolet which comes with the 3.0-litre turbo V6 that develops 362hp and 520Nm of torque. 0-100km/h takes only 4.7 seconds which is around half a second quicker than what its German rivals can do with their equivalents. As always the top speed is limited to 250km/h.
While the sedan makes do with a 7-speed, both these new cars get the 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission like the C43 AMG Coupe. The car can switch to an open top roof convertible on just 20 seconds on the move, only under 50km/h.
The C-Class Cabriolet made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It is likely the convertible C-Class might make it way to Indian shores as it was the best selling luxury car in India in 2015. In what form, still remains to be seen.