Summer is here, so Mercedes is gearing up for the impending September launch of the new Mercedes C Class Cabrio in the United Kingdom, where the model starts from £36, 200 OTR.
If that sounds like a good price for a midsized premium open-top, we remind you this is just the base C 200 version and at the other end of the price spectrum you can go for the flagship C63 S Edition 1 that will set you back at least £78,295. This range-topping special model will only stay on offer for a year and packs extra goodies such as the unique 19-inch front & 20-inch rear wheels, matte carbon fiber interior trim, and diamond-stitched nappa leather upholstery. There are of course options in between these extremes, such as the automatic-only C 300 (£40,615) which boasts the same turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine as the C 200, but tweaked to produce 245 hp instead of 184. Another option might be the Mercedes-AMG C 43 (£50,160) which is also automatic, adds the 4MATIC all wheel drive system and brags with the biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with 367 hp.
Diesel cabrio fans do exist – though we don’t understand why, Either way, they can have the 170-hp C 220d from £38,580, followed by the automatic model at £40,080, and the all-wheel-drive, auto-only version at £41,580. There’s also the feistier 201-hp C 250d, which goes for £41,235. Among the options worth mentioning we remind you of the electrically-operated fabric roof which can be painted black, dark blue, dark red, and dark brown. Also, from the entry-level Sport trim owners get a wide range of standard features – AIRSCARF, AIRCAP, reversing camera, Garmin navigation, and heated seats. And then some more: LED headlights, 17-inch rims, a black interior trim with brushed aluminum, as well as a mirror and memory packages, and keyless start + entry (auto only).