The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet has been showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The C-Class Cabriolet will compete with the likes of the Audi A4 and the BMW 4 Series. The C-Class Cabriolet is based on the C-Class Coupe and carries over design elements and features from the latter. The car features a retractable soft top that is available in 4 different colors and can be opened or closed in less than 20 seconds at speeds of upto 62kmph.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet has two engine variants on offer. The entry lever engine variant has a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that generates 241hp and 370Nm of torque. The transmission is a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. It can also be paired to an optional 4MATIC all-wheel-drive-system. With this, the C-Class Cabriolet can achieve the 0-100kmph mark in 6.3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 209kmph.
The powerful engine variant is available for the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet. The car features a biturbo 3.0 liter V6 engine which develops 362hp and 520Nm of torque. The transmission is the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system is rear wheel biased. The C43 Cabriolet can achieve the 0-100kmph mark in 4.7 seconds and can hit a top speed that is limited to 249kmph.
The interior of the C-Class Cabriolet is similar to that of the C-Class Coupe. The Cabriolet features a standard Airscarf neck-level heating system and has optional heat reflecting leather seats. There are also split-folding rear seats and matte silver chrome controls for the retractable soft top. The C-Class Cabriolet also features a chrome beltline trim, LED tail lights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Mercedes-Benz will start sales of the C-Class Cabriolet in the United States in summer of 2016. The C43 Cabriolet will be available in the fall of 2016. Prices will be revealed closer to sales date.
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