Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Glides Into 2016 Geneva Motor Show

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Mercedes-benz have unveiled the C-Class Cabriolet ahead of its offcial debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The drop top C-Class is expected to go on sale in the summer of 2016.

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Engine Options

The Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet is available in both petrol and diesel variants.

There is one diesel engine, a 2.1-litre which is available in two different states of tune. In the C220d it produces 168bhp and returns a mileage of 22.2km/l while in the C250d it produces 201bhp and returns a mileage of 21.7km/l.

The first of the petrol engines is a 1.6-litre engine found in the C180. it produces 154bhp and gives a mileage of 16.6km/l. The 2.0-litre petrol engine powers the 181bhp C200 (mileage - 16.6km/l), the 208bhp C250 (mileage - 16.1km/l) and the 242bhp C300 which can hit 100km/h in6.4 seconds and returns a mileage of 14.9km/l.

The third engine in the petrol range is 3.0-litre V6 found in the C400 which pushes 328bhp and 480Nm of torque and returns a mileage 12.5km/l. The C400 can hit 100km/h in 5.2 seconds.

The engine is also found in the range topping C43 AMG which pushes out 362bhp and can hit 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

Styling

The C-Class Cabriolet features the same looks of the C-Class coupe including the familiar grille, angular LED headlamps and taillamps along with the curved boot. The only major change on the outside is the fabric top which is available in two variants, a basic version and one with soundproofing.

The AMG C43 gets larger alloys and the AMG body kit which gives it a more agressive look compared to the rest of the range.

The interiors of the car are exactly the same ones found on the C-Class coupe but now have Mercedes' Airscarf heating system which wafts hot air around the neck of the passengers and the Aircap system which stops draughts inside the cabin. 

Availability & Rivals

The new C-Class will go on sale in the summer of 2016 and will lock horns with the BMW 4 series and the Audi A5 Cabriolet. 

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