Motoring Reporter
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5 Jul 2016
1:42 pm

Sales start for the new C-Class Cabriolet

Motoring Reporter

The first convertible based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class can now be ordered.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet. Picture:

It represents the attractive entry level into the family of Mercedes-Benz convertibles, and is to be had from R699 900.

Whether the roof is open or closed, the Cabriolet shines with an expressive appearance. The fully automatic fabric soft top can be opened and closed in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h, and is available in four colours. The AIRCAP electric draught stop system and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating extend the open-air driving season to the entire year.

Efficient, powerful engines delivering between 125 and 375 kW and a suspension designed for dynamic performance (with optional AIRMATIC air suspension) ensure sporty, agile handling. For the first time in the C-Class, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is available for all four and six-cylinder engines.  For the first time 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive is also available for the Mercedes-AMG C 43 AMG 4MATIC variant, ensuring optimum traction and driving pleasure throughout the year.

The C-Class Cabriolet has extensive standard equipment. In addition to the AGILITY CONTROL suspension it includes the progressive diamond grille and visually striking LED High Performance headlamps. The convertible-specific seating in an integral look and automatic belt feeders are standard features in the sporty interior. The highest safety requirements are met by COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which is able to brake autonomously when there is a risk of collision.

Other features available include the following:

Multi-layer acoustic soft top in three colours for maximum climatic and noise comfort (standard);
Cabriolet Comfort package (AIRCAP+AIRSCARF) (R9 500);
Driving Assistance package Plus including DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian recognition and Brake Assist BAS PLUS, which can also intervene when there is a danger of collision with crossing traffic (R31 500);
Head-up display (R15 900);
Burmester® surround sound system (R11 000);
AMG Line Exterior (R25 500);
AMG Line Interior (R14 200).