Mercedes-Benz is reportedly gearing up to present the 2017 C Class Cabriolet and the C43 AMG models at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in early March.
Mercedes is inching closer to launching the long-awaited convertible version of the current C Class as GT Spirit is reporting the big debut will take place in Geneva. We don’t expect any big surprises as we have already seen the model testing with minimal camouflage.
The brand’s entry level cabrio will feature a retractable soft-top roof, a windscreen-mounted air deflector, and a power retractable wind stop that is located behind the rear seats. Design changes will most likely be limited to a revised rear end with different taillights compared to the Coupe model.
The engine lineup should include familiar petrol and diesel units with power ranging from 241 horsepower to 469 hp in the range-topping Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet.
Speaking of AMG models, the German company will also introduce the C43 AMG Coupe at the Swiss auto show. The model will be labeled as an actual AMG model, as Mercedes has decided to integrate all the AMG Sport cars into the AMG lineup.
Look for a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine, delivering 362 hp and 382 pound-feet of torque. The 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint should take no more than 5.0 seconds, while the top speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
Source: GT Spirit