Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet teased ahead of its Geneva debut – IAB Report
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Will feature a folding fabric roof.
Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser sketch of the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet. This will be the first C-Class to get a convertible version and will be the main highlight of the Mercedes-Benz stall at Geneva Motor Show, which begins on March 1.
The exterior and interior design resembles to that of the Coupè, sans the metal roof, and the convertible looks like a mini S-Class Cabriolet. The various spyshots of prototypes from last year confirmed that there wont be any significant design changes as compared to the coupè.
Following the footsteps of other Mercedes convertibles, the C-Class Cabriolet will offer AIRSCARF neck-level heating and AIRCAP air-deflection system.
Unlike BMW’s 4 Series, Mercedes is sticking to a folding fabric roof rather then the hardtop in favor of lower weight and to preserve boot space.
A similar story continues with the engine lineup which will be borrowed from the Coupè. Expect the C-Class Cabriolet to launch initially with a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a couple of diesel variants.
The C300 Blue Tech diesel hybrid might join in later following which will be the hotter versions namely the C43 AMG Convertible featuring 3.0 liter V6 Biturbo with an output of 362 hp and 520 Nm and a C63 AMG Convertible with a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo churning out 503 hp and 700 Nm. The C43 and C63 will sprint from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 and 4.0 seconds respectively.