We all know now Mercedes to be one automaker that is not very “tidy” when it comes to keeping secrets about upcoming models, which may actually be a carefully conceived ploy from the marketing department.
An argument supporting the case might be the latest release – the automaker has introduced a teaser sketch of the yet to be revealed C Class Cabriolet that will make its official public debut in front of the worldwide audience during the Geneva Motor Show in early March. And the open-top C Class has been previously seen on numerous occasions doing the spy rounds, though arguably the sketch eschews reality somewhat in order to depict a more exciting – than it really is – C Class Cabriolet model. We know from experience the real deal will be carefully modeled after the C Class Coupe and simply loose the fixed roof.
But fortunately the C Class Coupe is gorgeous and the C Class Cabriolet will no doubt add the undistinguished elegance of any model that looses the top. And classic looks are all the way since the Cabrio will still use the fabric roof – complete with AIRSCARF neck-level heating and AIRCAP air-deflection treatments. The interior is also expected to be virtually the same, with the natural addition of more buttons to handle the open/close functions of the electric top. The engine lineup will carry over unmodified, up to the biturbo 3.0-liter V6-packign Mercedes-AMG C 43 Cabriolet that will boast 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and 383 pound-feet (520 Newton meters). Mated to an automatic gearbox and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system the high-performance version will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a reported five seconds.