Geneva launch for stylish new Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes has selected to fit a new C-Class Cabriolet with a folding fabric soft-top, instead of opting for a some-more difficult tough roof like that propitious to a BMW 4 Series Convertible.

The new Cabriolet has only assimilated a rest of a Mercedes C-Class family during a 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It means, along with existing saloon, estate and coupe models, that Mercedes now has one of a many finish line-ups in a compress executive sector. Or during slightest it will have when a new soft-top arrives during dealers this summer, with a starting cost of circa £37,000.

Just like a rest of the Mercedes range, a drop-top C-Class gets a informed pattern diagnosis that has many in common with a extremely larger S-Class Cabriolet. The newcomer’s dimensions are matching to a C-Class Coupe, during 4.6m prolonged by 1.8m wide. The same grille, LED headlights, high shoulder line, winding foot and tail-lamp pattern are benefaction on a convertible, too, with a categorical – and apparent – change being a fabric roof with potion back screen.

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There are dual versions of a roof available: a simple chronicle or a some-more costly soundproofed one that’s accessible in brown, blue, red or black. It can be non-stop in reduction than 20 seconds, during speeds of adult to 31mph. When folded down, it reduces foot space from 360 litres to 285 litres.

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet engine range

The engine operation comprises 6 petrols and dual diesels. All can be bending adult a nine-speed involuntary gearbox, and several models are accessible with Mercedes’ 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system.

The diesels are both four-cylinder 2.1-litre units, with a C 220d and C 250d removing 168bhp and 201bhp respectively. The C 220d is a many careful indication in a range, handling emissions of 116g/km as good as 62.8mpg, yet a C 250d isn’t distant behind with total of 121g/km and 61.4mpg.

The petrol operation kicks off with a C 180, that claims 47.1mpg economy from a 154bhp 1.6-litre engine. It will go from 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds, that is slower than both a diesel models: a C 220d manages 8.3 seconds and a C 250d 7.2 seconds.

The 2.0-litre petrol operation includes a 181bhp C 200 and a 208bhp C 250, that can finish a 0-62mph scurry in 8.2 seconds and 6.9 seconds respectively. The C 200 manages near-identical economy total to a C 180, while a C 250 claims 45.6mpg and 140g/km emissions.

The final 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is a C 300, that has 242bhp and can go from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds on a approach to a tip speed of 155mph. The C 300 has a fuel economy figure of 42.2mpg and emits 151g/km of CO2.

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The C 400 is four-wheel expostulate as standard, and facilities a 3.0-litre V6 underneath a carp that produces 328bhp and 480Nm of torque. That means 35.3mpg economy, yet 0-62mph takes only 5.2 seconds. That’s still not a fastest indication in a range, though, as there’s also a Mercedes-AMG C 43 indication that uses a same V6 with 362bhp to dispatch a scurry in 4.8 seconds. Both cars have a tip speed of 155mph.

The Mercedes-AMG C 43 is a new various that’s also accessible on a C-Class Coupe, and a code says it offers younger buyers a possibility to buy into a AMG brand. Both models use a same 3.0-litre V6 engine, fixation them next a informed V8-powered cars elsewhere in a Mercedes-AMG range. In Convertible guise, a C 43 will start from around £47,000.

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Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet interior details

Inside a new C-Class Cabriolet we get Mercedes’ Airscarf system, that helps keep your neck comfortable with a roof down, as good as Aircap, where a deflector during a tip of a windscreen pops adult to revoke turbulence. Also customary is heat-reflecting leather upholstery and particular back seats that separate 50:50 for combined foot space. The C 43 indication gets bigger brakes, a sportier extraneous look, 18-inch amalgamate wheels, a multifunction steering circle and sports seats.

The Cabriolet’s cessation is 15mm reduce than a saloon’s, and an adaptive damping complement is customary – with an discretionary sports cessation container an discretionary extra. You can also get a automobile with Mercedes’ air-suspension, that can invariably adjust a damping to urge float comfort significantly.

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