When you think about it, it’s quite surprising that Mercedes-Benz has never offered a convertible variant of the C-Class. After all, its main rivals, the BMW 3-Series (now the 4-Series) and Audi A5 have been available with folding roofs for many years. However, for the latest generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the German automaker will lift the lid off the car and offer it as a convertible for the first time.
The car 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. We expect to see a similar engine line-up for the C-Class Cabriolet although it might not be as extensive.