2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet was introduced to the automotive industry on the eve of the International Motor Show held in Geneva, together with several amazing luxury sedans. The open-top model of the latest generation C-Class is the latest accumulation in the lineup of dream cars of the German auto manufacturer. The 2017 model C-class Cabriolet will be released with two trim levels, such as the Mercedes-AMG C43 and the Mercedes C300, and both will be powered by different engines.
Both models will be offered with the rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system. These models will feature a cloth soft top, which was used on the S-Class Cabriolet that uses manifold layers of sound material for a silent ride. The top can be lifted or lowered in just 20 seconds, and the top is capable of closing by electronic means even at the velocity of 30 mph.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible Changes, Exterior
The C300 model of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class Cabriolet will be almost like its closed-top cousin in a perfunctory sense, but its folding soft crown, Airscarf neck-level heating setup and distinctive open-air qualities set it apart.
On the other hand, the AMG C43 model comes adorned with the crown. The model wears a range of athletic styling elements that mock its improved performance, the most prominent is the AMG-precise wheels, unique badging and chrome trim.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Interior
Occupants of both models can stay comfortable with the top down with standard interior features, such as a climate-control system and Airscarf neck-heating vents of Mercedes-Benz. The temperature-control system will blow warmer air into the hands of the driver when the top is lowered. Both models will be offered with an automated draft stopping system as an option.
The C43 Cabriolet comes outfitted with sports steering wheel and sports suspension, whereas an air suspension system will be offered as an option to the C300 model. The automaker would equip both models with a range of its active safety and connectivity features, counting a Driving Assistance package that lets the new Benz C-class Cabriolet steer and brake semi-independently.
As with the coupe and sedan, the buyers would get a plethora of technology features as an option. The infotainment system can be improved to an 8.4-inch non-touch-screen infotainment set up with the size of 8.4 inches, with Wi-Fi hotspot and navigation capability. Those with limited hands-off driving can choose the fantastic Distronic set of active safety tools of Mercedes, counting full-rapidity adaptive travel control, autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist.
As 2017 C-class Cabriolet comes with two trim levels, it will have two engine options, one for each model. The Mercedes-AMG C43 model will be powered by a V6, twin-turbocharged engine with the displacement of 4.0 liters. This engine would offer the new vehicle the maximum power of 362 horsepower and a maximum torque of 479 lbs per foot. It comes with the all-wheel drive mode as standard. There are rumors that the C43 model will also be powered by a V8 engine to get the maximum power of 469 horsepower, but it is not yet confirmed by the automaker. This engine offers better acceleration to the model that makes it attain the 60 mph velocity from the stationary mode in 4 seconds and offer it the maximum velocity of 155 mph.
On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG C300 comes equipped with an Inline-4 engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet engine will be capable of generating the maximum power of 241 horsepower and a maximum torque of 273 lbs per foot. The model will be offered with a rear-wheel drive mode as standard and a four-wheel drive mode as an option. This engine offers better acceleration to this model that makes it attain the 60 mph velocity from the static mode in 6.3 seconds and offer it the maximum velocity of 155 mph. Both engines will be paired with the nine-velocity mechanical transmission.
Date of release and price
The C300 model release date will be late summer 2016 whereas the C43 model release date will be during fall 2016. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet price has not yet been confirmed by the automaker.
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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet 2017 Photos