The Geneva Motor Show 2016 is throwing us some rather palatable wheels and adding its name to the illustrious list is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet convertible. This is the first C-Class convertible from the company and is somewhat a slighter variant of the S-Class contemporary. It is based on the company’s MRA (Modular Rear Architecture) platform. It is very closely related to the C-Class coupe as well, inspiration drawn on aspects of design aesthetics at every nook and corner.
The soft-top of the car can be opened and closed in under 20 seconds, even at speeds of up to 31 mph. The top comes in intriguing color variations of dark blue, dark brown, dark red and black. On the inside, there are four seats with automatic belt extenders and heat reflecting leather seat covers. All of these are available in five different shades. They also incorporate Mercedes’ AIRSCARF neck-level heating technology.
The car will be available in a number of engine options. You could opt for a 154 horsepower 1.6-liter turbo four for the C180 or the even more powerful 362 horsepower 3-liter twin-turbo V6 for the C43 AMG 4MATIC. When the car launches you can avail of two 2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel models in the form of the 168 horsepower C220 d and the 201 horsepower C250 d.
Buyers can flirt with the option of an impressive 8.4-inh non-touchscreen infotainment system that comes with navigation guides and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. Other exciting features include full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane assist and autonomous emergency braking systems.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will arrive stateside late this summer.
[ Via : Autoblog ]