New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spy shots have emerged online as testing of the droptop C-Class continues around the world. This particular test mule was spotted under heavy camouflage helping to disguise much of its bodywork.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will be created to rival both the convertible Audi A5 and BMW 4-Series and is pinned to be introduced sometime this year after the C-Class Coupe launches. While this particular prototype is wearing more camouflage than previous testers, we do know quite a few design details about the car.
For starters, we know that it will adopt brand new taillights taking heavy design inspiration from the existing S-Class Coupe. Elsewhere, we know that the Mercedes-Benz 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.
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.