The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is the hotly anticipated offering from Stuttgart for the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The Cabriolet is the first to be built upon the C-Class and it launches in time for summer 2016. Given the timing, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is sure to be a success!
Mercedes-Benz opted for a classic fabric soft top for the Cabriolet. The system is fully automatic and able to operate at speeds of up to 50 km/h. It takes 20 seconds to fully open or close and is available in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black. Customers will be able to choose from an Aircap automatic draught stop system or an Airscarf neck level heating system for extra comfort.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is also available with a variety of different engines. These include two inline, 4 cylinder diesel versions, the C 220 d 4MATIC with 170 hp and the C 250d with 204 hp. A further five petrol options include the C 180 with 156 hp, the C 200 4MATIC with 184 hp, the C 250 with 211 hp, the C 300 with 245 hp and the C400 4MATIC with a 333 hp V6. The range is topped by a C 43 4MATIC, more on that later.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was designed from the beginning to be a Cabriolet. The bodyshell at the front end and on the floor were designed to cope with the additional stress of having the roof removed. The Cabriolet retains the Coupe’s wings, bonnet and boot lid, all three are constructed from aluminium alloy.
The suspension is optionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension including continuously adjustable camping on the front and rear axels. Dynamic Select allows a choice of Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual driving modes. Safety systems include Attention Assist, Collission Prevention Assist Plus, Distrionic Plus, BAS Plus and Parking Assist with a 360 degree camera.
The C-Class Cabriolet gets a diamond radiator grille, high performance LED headlamps and LED tail lights. Chrome trim on the A-pillar, windscreen and beltline moulding give the Cabriolet a premium look.
The boot gets a 360 litre boot which is reduced to 285 litres with the roof open. Inside, the C-Class Cabriolet gets four seats. Mercedes have dropped the suspension by 15 millimetres over the Saloon and given the Cabriolet 17 inch wheels as standard.
The interior includes heat reflecting leather in five colour shades and a a matt silver chrome button for opening and closing the soft top. In total, there are 13 upholstery options together with trim elements including aluminium, carbon fibre and glass fibre as well as traditional open-pore woods in brown and black. Optional AMG Line offers AMG body styling a new radiator grille and a multifunction steering wheel.
Infotainment is covered by a larger display with optional digital TV reception, integral WiFi hotspot and voice control. The system includes a Burmester sound system and a navigation system with Live Traffic information. The Mercedes me connect package is also available as standard.