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Mercedes-Benz reveals C-Class Cabriolet pricing and specifications (gallery)

5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz has revealed pricing and specification details for its new C-Class Cabriolet ahead of the premium drop-top’s September arrival in showrooms.

Two trim levels are available from launch (Sport and AMG Line) with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines delivering on-the-road prices ranging from £36,200 to £72,245.

A limited-edition C63 S Edition 1 will launch the newcomer, with diamond-stitched Nappa leather upholstery in black and brown; matt carbon fibre interior trim; bespoke 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, among the specification at a £78,295 asking price.

The C-Class Cabriolet range proper starts with the C 200 which has a 182bhp 2-litre petrol engine available with either a six-speed manual or 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, claiming up to 47.1 mpg on the combined cycle.

Next up, the C 300 features a 242bhp version of the same engine, but is available only with the 9G-TRONIC gearbox, offering up to 42.2mpg.

The C-Class Cabriolet range is the C 43 4MATIC, meanwhile, is powered by a 3-litre bi-turbo V6 petrol engine producing 362bhp and claims a 4.8 second dash to 62mph.

Topping-out the petrol offerings and the range is the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet which made its public debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Featuring a 4-litre bi-turbo V8 engine and AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic gearbox, the C 63 produces 469bhp and 479lb-ft of torque and claims a 4.2 second 0-62mph time.

The £72,245 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, meanwhile, produces 503bhp and 516lb-ft of torque, with the same acceleration benchmark achieved in 4.1 seconds.

A 168bhp C 220 d (available in both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive) and 201bhp C 250 d, make up the diesel-powered options.

C-Class Cabriolet customers can choose from a choice of four colours for their vehicle’s electrically-operated multi-layer acoustic soft-top: black; dark blue; dark red; and dark brown.

Among the standard equipment on all C-Class Cabriolets are Mercedes-Benz’s innovative Airscarf and Aircap heating systems; Memory Package; reversing camera; keyless start and entry (auto only); Garmin Map Pilot navigation system; Mirror Package; heated seats; Active Parking Assist; Agility Control comfort suspension; LED headlights; ambient lighting (auto only); DAB radio; and sports seats in Artico leather.

The Sport model comes with a gloss black interior trim with brushed aluminium, 17-inch alloy wheels and a diamond grille with black-painted pins.

Commanding a £1,495 price increase AMG Line vehicles includes black ash wood trim with brushed aluminium; an AMG sports steering wheel with flat bottom; brushed steel sports pedals and a black roof lining.

Outside, the AMG Line features AMG styling, with 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a diamond grille with chrome pins and 15mm lowered sports suspension.

The Mercedes-AMG C 43 adds 18-inch alloys with five-spoke design; AMG performance exhaust system; brake pads with ‘AMG’ lettering; Artico and Dinamica upholstery; black mirror housings; and ‘BITURBO 4MATIC’ lettering on the front wings.



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