The Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This is the first convertible version ever produced for the C-Class. The new Cabriolet variant sports the posterior that is borrowed from the C-Class Coupe and comes as a 2 door variant as opposed to the conventional 4 door setup. Mercedes Benz claims that the soft top of the C-Class Cabriolet can be operated up to speeds of 50 kmph and opens as well as closes within a timeframe of 20 seconds. It also receives Air Curtain technology that prevents air turbulence during open-roof motoring for the occupants. This soft top replaces the conventional hardtop that now gives the Cabriolet variant a better aesthetic appeal.
Just as other Cabriolet variants in the Mercedes Benz range, the C-Class Cabriolet also gets Airscarf neck-level heating and Aircap systems which reduces interior turbulence but only as part of the model’s Comfort package. The base variant receives a black coloured soft top while there are optional colour shades of dark brown, dark red or dark blue.
Upfront, the Cabriolet gets a diamond radiator grille and LED high performance headlamps. The rear end also receives LED tail lights and also on offer is an AMG line exterior package that includes AMG designed bumpers, 18 inch light alloy wheels and side skirts.
Powering the C-Class Cabriolet are a series petrol and diesel engines. While the diesel variants include a a C 220 D 4Matic and a C 250 D mill, the petrol variants will include the C 180, C 200 (4MATIC), C 250, C 300, C 400 4MATIC and C 43 4MATIC mills. A detailed specification sheet of the engines will follow the article. Transmission duties will be performed by a new 9G nine-speed torque converter automatic transmission that replaces the conventional 7G Tronic transmission.
On the inside, the C-Class Cabriolet which has a seating capacity of 4 people, receives a host of features such as a COMAND online system, WiFi hotspot, Linguatronic voice control, seat belt extenders and an Audio 20 infotainment system that can also be used to surf the net. A Burmester audio system also comes as an optional feature. The AMG package will add some features here too including sportier designed seats; AMS sport pedals and a flat bottom multi function steering wheel.
Following is the spec sheet for the complete range of engine option for the Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet:
Have a look at the image gallery for the Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet here: