Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet pricing announced
Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specification for the all new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, the first open-top driving experience based on the award winning C-Class. Featuring extensive use of high-quality materials and outstanding driver comfort and assistance technologies, the new cabriolet delivers an exceptional driving experience 365 days a year.
“Our new C-Class Cabriolet is the entry into the world of premium cabriolets from Mercedes-Benz. Sporty and youthful in character and styling, it offers unadulterated open-air driving pleasure all year round,” says Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Sporty and youthful
The C‑Class Cabriolet is also a consistent embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy: sensual purity as the definition of contemporary luxury. It exhibits an independence of character with a visibly sporty expression and youthfully fresh appeal.
Interior – modernity and lifestyle
Occupants enjoy an ambience that, while based on the interior of the C-Class Saloon, offers a fresh interpretation with typical cabriolet features. High-grade materials and build quality give the interior a modern feel of sportiness and luxury. Based on the Coupé, the sport seats feature an integral look with muscular side bolsters and organically integrated head restraints as well as AIRSCARF neck-level heating (optional on C 200). The rear seats are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer a through-loading feature, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down.
Premium-class fabric soft top
Standard for our market is a multi-layer acoustic soft top available in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black. The acoustic soft top has a multi-layered structure with acoustically effective damping and insulating materials. This significantly reduces wind and driving noise. This makes for better speech intelligibility even at high speeds, and better insulation from disruptive ambient noise. At the same time the acoustic soft top provides very good thermal insulation, and therefore optimal climatic and noise comfort for full all-year suitability.
Derived from the S-Class Cabriolet, the soft top also meets high quality standards in terms of durability and operation. It can be opened and closed in 20 seconds, and at speeds up to 50 km/h. Its construction is a combination of magnesium, extruded aluminium and steel. This not only makes it around eight kilograms lighter than a comparable steel structure, but also extremely robust. During testing, the carwash-compatible, dirt-repellent and weather-resistant soft top was subjected to 20,000 opening and closing cycles to ensure operating reliability throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle.
After opening, the soft top including its heatable glass rear window is quietly lowered into the soft top compartment in the boot. As a powered tensioning arm exerts tension on the soft top fabric, the soft top compartment cover does not need to do so. This means that no recesses for locking mechanisms needed to be cut into the soft top compartment cover, which consequently has a homogeneous, uninterrupted surface. In shape and colour the cover of the soft-top compartment is an integral part of the interior, as it is made of the same material as the beltline.
A manual boot partition is standard equipment in the C-Class Cabriolet, so that the soft top can be deposited in its compartment without damaging the soft top or the contents of the boot. When the soft top is closed and the boot partition is open, the entire boot capacity can be used. The height of the loading space can be limited by pulling the panel to its lower position. A golf bag of normal size, or e.g. a standard crate of drinks, can be comfortably loaded and unloaded.
The side windows slightly retract automatically when opening and closing the doors, and are then raised again. This means that they are fully enclosed by the seals. This also minimises wind noise.
In conjunction with Keyless Start or Keyless Go, the soft top can be opened and closed using the electronic key or the soft top switch in the centre console. The opening/closing procedure stops as soon as the soft top switch is released. Immediate reversal of the movement sequence is possible at any time.
Summer is included
Customers opting for a cabriolet prefer to drive as often as possible with the top down. As in the E- and S-Class Cabriolets, occupants can enjoy maximum open-air comfort in the new C-Class Cabriolet with the AIRCAP and AIRSCARF (optional on C 200 Cabriolet) systems, which make the joys of fresh air pleasant even at low temperatures.
Inconspicuously integrated into the roof frame, the electric AIRCAP draught stop system was specially developed for Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and is coupled to an electric draught stop behind the rear seats, which reduces the interior turbulence also for the rear passengers at the press of a button.
The new C-Class Cabriolet will also arrive with exceptional safety features as standard including: 9 Airbags, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS with semi-autonomous braking, Blind Spot Assist, PRE-SAFE®, ATTENTION ASSIST, an Active Bonnet and a 360 degree camera.
In addition, models including and above the C 300 Cabriolet will arrive with the Driver Assistance Package PLUS as standard, which includes DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, PRE-SAFE® PLUS, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist.
In an accident, optimal protection is afforded by the high structural safety of the body as well as by the restraint systems, especially the comprehensive complement of airbags. These include:
- adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger
- a kneebag on the driver’s side
- thorax/pelvis bags for driver and front passenger
- windowbags integrated in the top edges of the front door panels
- Side airbags for rear seat occupants
The roll-over protection system is specific to the Cabriolet. It consists of two cartridges that are fully retracted behind the rear seats and therefore invisible. If a roll-over is imminent, these cartridges are pyrotechnically fired, whereupon they shoot out to provide a survival space together with the A-pillar.
Light and safe bodyshell
In a cabriolet, the lack of a roof often results in reduced body stiffness. This fact was taken into consideration by the designers in developing the C-Class Saloon.
This allowed them to adapt the bodyshell to meet the particular needs of the Cabriolet. Consequently, this model, too, features an exemplary stiff design of the kind required for high driving dynamics, while utilising lightweight construction and a high proportion of aluminium.
The model range
The entry level C 200 Cabriolet utilises a 2.0 L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and produces a maximum output of 135kW and 300Nm of torque, in conjunction with a 9G-TRONIC 9 speed transmission. The range will arrive on local shores with a host of outstanding equipment as standard including: Metallic paintwork, 18” AMG wheels, heat-reflecting leather upholstery, AMG Body Styling, Sports Suspension with Sports Direct-Steer system, LED Intelligent Light System, DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, GARMIN® MAP PILOT navigation, DAB+ Digital Radio, Head-up Display, Electric front seats with memory function and Black Ash Open Pore wood trim.
Next up is the powerful C 300 Cabriolet producing 180 kW of power and 370 Nm of torque from its 2.0 L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. In addition to the standard equipment of the C 200 Cabriolet, the C 300 arrives with 19” AMG Wheels, a Burmester® surround sound system, COMAND Online navigation, Heated Front Seats, AIRSCARF Neck-level heating, KEYLESS-GO and a Sports Exhaust system.
High performance from Mercedes-AMG
Boasting the AMG brand’s trademark driving performance, the new Mercedes-AMG C 43 Cabriolet 4MATIC utilises a 3.0 L V6 engine to deliver an impressive maximum power output of 270 kW and a peak torque of 520 Nm. A 9G-TRONIC 9 speed transmission and AMG RIDE-CONTROL sports suspension, in conjuction with the 4MATIC all wheel drive ensures dynamic performance, and an acceleration time of 4.8 seconds, 0-100km/h.
The range topping Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet utilises the incredible 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine, delivering 375kW and 700Nm of torque, while accelerating from 0–100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. The C 63 S Cabriolet incorporates a host of outstanding high performance AMG equipment over the C 43 variant, including: 19/20” AMG Wheels, AMG active dynamic engine mounts, AMG electronic rear axle locking differential, AMG high-performance composite braking system and AMG performance exhaust system. In addition, the C 63 S variant arrives with Nappa Leather upholstery, Digital TV Tuner and an AIR-BALANCE package as standard.
The new C-Class Cabriolet is now available to order and will be on-sale in October 2016 with the AMG C 43 4MATIC and C 63 S variants arriving in early 2017.
Prices are as follows:
- C 200 Cabriolet: $85,900 (MRLP)
- C 300 Cabriolet: $99,900 (MRLP)
- AMG C 43 Cabriolet 4MATIC: $119,900 (MRLP)
- AMG C 63 S Cabriolet: $179,900 (MRLP)
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