Mercedes-Benz will debut both the 2017 C-Class Cabriolet and C43 AMG Coupé at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, GTspirit has learned.
The sighting of multiple pre-production C-Class Cabriolet prototypes in December signaled the arrival of the model, but at the time it wasn’t clear when it would officially debut. Apart from the addition of a soft-top roof, we’re expecting the 2017 C-Class Cabriolet to be mechanically identical to the coupé on which it’s based.
The C43 AMG, meanwhile, is more of a surprise. Mercedes-Benz has reportedly decided to get rid of its AMG Sport portfolio and integrate the models into the actual AMG lineup. As such, the 362 horsepower 3.0-liter V6-powered C450 AMG Sport will now be renamed the C43 AMG, with a C43 AMG Coupé arriving alongside the car at Geneva.
Mercedes-Benz hinted at the return of the ‘C43 AMG’ nameplate to its portfolio when it debuted the SLC43 AMG in December of last year. Continuing with the trend, the automaker is expected to eventually offer an E43 AMG as well, which will be based on the recently-unveiled version of the E-Class and will feature the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 as the SLC43 AMG and C43 AMG.