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Mercedes Unveils C-Class Cabrio at the Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes Unveils C-Class Cabrio at the Geneva Motor Show

By Philly Murtha, March 02, 2016
Mercedes-Benz this week debuted its first soft-top version of the C-Class—the C300 Cabriolet—along with its AMG counterpart—the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet—at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Both 2-door versions of the 2017 C-Class that seat four will go on sale later this year.

The C300 Cabrio, available this summer, comes with a black multi-fabric soft top and is nearly identical in proportion to the new C-Class Coupe. Powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower, the C300 Cabrio will reach 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, according to Mercedes. The convertible comes standard with Mercedes’ neck-warming and special noise-prevention system when the top is down. The top lowers and raises in 20 seconds, Mercedes says.

The AMG C43 Cabrio, available this fall, is tuned with stiffer suspension and will accelerate from 0-60 mph in a claimed 4.7 seconds. It is powered by a 362-horsepower, 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission that allows the car to reach a top speed of 155 mph, the automaker claims.

Exterior styling includes black gloss light-alloy wheels and special front end with sporty air intakes, chrome trim, and rear bumper with matte silver diffuser insert. The cabin features a leather sport steering wheel with red stitching. Secure sports seats are covered with microfiber upholstery and the instrument panel has sporty trim. The AMG instrument cluster displays information on round dials and a 4.5-in. color display. The C43 Cabriolet is available with a fabric soft top in black, dark blue, brown, or dark red.

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