Next generation Mercedes C Class to spawn a cabriolet variant

06/11/2012 - 13:26 | ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

We are very much excited about the next generation Mercedes C Class which promises to be a game changer in the 30 lakh rupee premium sedan market.

Mercedes SLS AMG grill

It needs to be an extremely good package because the competition such the BMW 3 Series (F30) have stepped up the game tremendously.

Mercedes has definitely understood the need to step up its game and the Stuttgart giant is working late hours to develop the new Mercedes C Class to get it up and running in 2014. We have comprehensively detailed every information that we know in our product deep dive story.

But news comes in from America today that the Mercedes management has green lit the development and production of a convertible version of the next generation Mercedes C Class. The current family only comprises of a sedan, coupe and a wagon variant. The convertible version is expected to benefit from the sedan’s petrol and diesel engine lineup.

When the new Mercedes C Class convertible sees the light of the day, it will be the cheapest Merc droptop that you can buy. The current cheapest tri-star convertible you can buy is the Mercedes E-Class convertible, which is a bit more expensive.

Mercedes believe that the cheaper Mercedes C Class convertible would help draw in Gen-Ys looking to purchase into the luxury brand. It will compete against the Audi A5 and the upcoming BMW 4 Series.

Mercedes-Benz is set to add around 11 all-new models by 2020, while refreshing or replacing another 19 models.

The image used in the fold is of the Mercedes SLS AMG, and has no relation to the 2014 C Class.


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