At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off â€“ or should we say the roofs off â€“ the C-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet. The C-Class Cabriolet is the cheapest drop-top from Mercedes-Benz while the C 43 4Matic Cabriolet is its more powerful half-AMG sibling. With the soft fabric roof up, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet bears quite a bit of resemblance to the C-Class Coupe, but with top down, it reminds you of the S-Class Cabriolet.
As an option the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet get the Aircap automatic draught stop system and the Airscarf neck-level heating system like in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is offered with the regular petrol and diesel powertrains seen in the C-Class Coupe, while the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet is powered by the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 seen in the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet get an adaptive climate control which adjusts its functions automatically depending on whether the car is being driven with the roof up or down. When the soft-top is up, the system works as it would in a regular coupe, but when the roof is dropped, it blows warm air (in cold climates) on the driverâ€™s hands and also switches off the recirculation function.
The fabric roof is made of the same material used in the S-Class Cabrioletâ€™s roof. The multi-layer acoustic soft top is available in four colours â€“ dark brown, dark blue, dark red and black. The roof can be raised or lowered within 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50kmph.
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