The impending 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet has been spied testing again prior to a release possibly later this year or early next year.
As the images show, this prototype is completely covered in black and white camouflage stretching across every inch of the car including the folding soft-top. Additionally, the headlights have been covered while the taillights aren’t near production-spec and simply being used for testing purposes.
What we can say for sure is that from a design standpoint, the C-Class Cabriolet will feature frameless windows, two fewer doors the current sedan model and the aforementioned folding soft-top rather than a lightweight retractable hardtop. When it hits the market, the C-Class Cabriolet will be one of the cheapest Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and act as a suitable rival to the Audi A5 Cabriolet and BMW 4-Series Cabriolet.
It is interesting to note 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.
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.
[Via Top Speed]