Geneva 2016: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – Return of the Topless CompactAuto News
The car, which is the brand’s first compact cabriolet after a long time, will be available in eight different forms, comprising two diesel and six petrol variants:
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C 220 d
C 250 d
C 400 4MATIC
C 43 4MATIC
Measuring at 4686mm long, 1810mm wide, and 1,409mm tall, the C-Class Cabriolet is taller than the C-Class Coupe. However, the topless version has 4mm less headroom in front. On the brighter side, it comes with 12mm more head space in the rear.
Thanks to the suspensions that are 15mm lower than the Saloon, the cabriolet gives a sporty impression with its 17-inch standard tyres, and has better aerodynamics as well, with a cd value of 0.28. The AMG C 43, however, has an even sportier look with its distinct AMG design and specific light-alloy wheels.
Based on the S-Class Cabriolet, the fully automatic fabric soft top comes in black in the basic variant, and is optionally available with a multi-layer acoustic soft top in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black. Mercedes-Benz claims that the material significantly reduces road noise and offers optimal climate comfort and quiet-running characteristics.
Inside, the cabin is based on the C-Class sedan, and comes with heat-reflecting leather, a curved switch in matt silver chrome in the centre console for opening and closing the fully automatic cabriolet soft top, sport seats, individual rear seats, and a wide range of individualisation options which includes 13 upholstery options, seven trim variants, four soft-top colours, twelve paint finishes – including a matt finish, leather-covered instrument panel, to name a few.
In our opinion, the main highlight of the C-Class Cabriolet is the AIRCAP and AIRSCARF systems. Integrated into the roof frame, the systems reduce interior turbulence for all passengers at the press of a button. Alternatively, there is also the option of a retrofitted manual folding draught stop behind the front seats. This noticeably stops draughts only in the front seats.
Like other models, the new C-Class Cabriolet comes with an extensive range of free Standard Services and Remote Online Services as part of the "Mercedes me connect" package. Standard Services include automatic emergency call, Accident Recovery as well as breakdown assistance and after-sales service.
The Remote Online services make it possible at any time and from anywhere to access vehicle information such as the status of windows and doors, mileage, tyre pressures and other diagnostic data. There is also a Vehicle Tracker function as well as remote door locking and unlocking.
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