The latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is the brand’s first-ever C-Class soft-top and it was introduced at the 2106 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the new C-Class Coupe, the four-seat cabriolet retains the same basic dimensions as its hard roof sibling but is marginally taller. Its fabric roof can be opened or closed in 20 seconds at up to 50 km/h. When closed, the roof is stored in the boot.
Like the new C-Class Coupe, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet boasts a perfectly toned body with dynamic lines and clear-cut, muscular surfaces. Powerful features such as the new front bumper and diamond radiator grille and sports exhaust with twin tailpipes, which are integrated into the rear bumper, and LED taillights lend a strong, distinctive character.
Inside the cabin is almost identical with the new C-Class Coupe but includes heat-reflecting leather and a switch on the centre console to operate the roof. Elsewhere, the new steering wheel with Touch Control buttons and (depending on equipment line) fully digital instruments and larger displays enable cutting-edge operation. Wireless charging for all smartphones supporting the Qi standard, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, fully digital instrument display with three styles – Classic, Progressive and Sporty, 10.25-inch media display with 1920 x 720 pixels that showcases brilliant images are just some of the noteworthy new features.
Propelled by the all-new 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with the aid of EQ Boost mild-hybrid technology, the former produces 184 bhp and 280 Nm while the latter adds a useful 14 bhp whenever the 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox performs a kickdown with the 48V starter/alternator acting as an electric motor to increase performance. Put the pedal to the metal and the coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds while maximum speed is 234 km/h.
The Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet AMG Premium Plus is equipped with AMG components including bodystyling and 18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels. The Premium Plus Package features adds features such as the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display for the driver, Burmester surround sound system, ambient lighting, COMAND Online system with touchpad, HANDS-FREE ACCESS, KEYLESS-GO Comfort package and panoramic sliding sunroof.