The eagerly awaited 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet has been spied testing for the first time this year. Understandably, Mercedes-Benz is very keen to keep the car under wraps at the moment trying to disguise it with a fixed roof, but there’s no mistaking what is hiding beneath the camouflage.
This will of course be the first time the C-Class has been offered in drop-top form. It is set to be revealed sometime next year as a 2016 model and will likely be offered in the same range of variations as both the coupe and standard sedan models.
Some interesting design points about the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be its frameless windows and interestingly, a folding soft-top rather than a lightweight retractable hardtop. When it hits the market, the C-Class Cabriolet will be the cheapest Mercedes-Benz convertible and act as a suitable rival to the Audi A5 Cabriolet and BMW 4-Series Cabriolet.
When deliveries of the C-Class sedan start, it will be available with eight different engine choices. These consist of three diesel engines, four petrol engines and one hybrid diesel. Four-cylinder engines make up 7 of the eight engine choices available initially, with the range topping Mercedes-Benz C400 featuring a 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 333 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.