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Published Date: 29/03/2016

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

After being mooted by Mercedes-Benz for some time, the C-Class Cabriolet was shown off at the Geneva Motor Show in its final form.

As the first drop-top in the C-Class range, it redefines the classic model in a new way, adding to the adaptable models already on offer.

Based on the current C-Class coupé, the body incorporates sporty and stylish elements to make the Cabriolet as good looking as possible, but also enhances performance at higher speeds.

As you'd expect, the Cabriolet is finished to a high standard, with sports seats, infotainment system and the latest safety features, including Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist Plus and our Cabriolet roll-over protection system.

Also included in the infotainment system is the Mercedes me connect package, which gives the driver Accident Recovery, breakdown assistance and automatic emergency calling.

To stay as comfortable as possible with the roof down and enjoy the views, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating and AIRCAP automatic draught stop system keep the noise down and make sure you aren’t too cold with the wind in the cockpit.

The folding fabric roof is very stylish and can be tucked away in 20 seconds, at speeds of up to 31mph. It also doesn’t take up much space in the boot, meaning it has one of the most spacious compartments of all cabriolets.

In terms of pace, the C-Class Cabriolet has a range of engines for you to choose from, so that you get the performance and experience you want. The base C220d 4-cylinder diesel has a top speed of 140mph and accelerates to 62 in 8.1 seconds, whilst also having very reasonable economy and emissions figures - as much as 62.8mpg. 4MATIC four-wheel drive is also available on the C200, C220d and fitted as standard on the C400.

The standout model in the Cabriolet guise however is the AMG C43 4MATIC, which delivers 367hp from its 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine and is limited to 155mph. As part of the AMG trim line, the 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox and Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive systems are fitted as standard, and despite being an obvious performance option, emissions remain good at 190g/km CO2.

For more information on the C-Class range, including the Cabriolet, click here: https://www.mercedes-benz.inchcape.co.uk/cars/mercedes-benz-range/c-class-saloon/

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