The annual Geneva Motor Show is the first European car exhibition of the year, and for Mercedes, it was the ideal opportunity to show off new designs and ideas.
Mercedes-Benz’s main release at the Motor Show is an adaption of a popular model, with the new C-Class Cabriolet, the first drop top in the range’s history.
It retains the main features of the coupé body, with only the folding fabric roof as the obvious change. There is an option for a soundproofed version as well, and the roof can be opened or closed in less than 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.
Shown alongside the C-Class Cabriolet C63 AMG was its coupe sibling, and the Geneva show was very much on the coupe/cabriolet dream car theme for Mercedes. The C-Classes were joined by the updated Mercedes-Benz SL, the new Mercedes-Benz SLC and the Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet. This last car was shown in a limited edition form, the 'Edition 130', celebrating 130 years of both the Mercedes marque and of motoring itself - since the Benz Patent Motor Wagen first ran in 1886.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was also on show in a number of versions, making its European debut. This tenth generation of Mercedes executive saloons comes with a number of technical innovations to enhance both comfort and safety, bringing the next stage of autonomous driving.
Also on the Mercedes stand - which stood at 37 vehicles in total - was the 2015 Formula One World Championship winning Mercedes-Benz W06 Hybrid F1 car, which dominated the 2015 season with 16 victories and 18 pole positions from 19 races.