The Mercedes C-Class Convertible has been caught undergoing testing near the Arctic Circle.

The Mercedes C-Class Convertible has been caught undergoing testing near the Arctic Circle.

Snapped at a gas station, this particular prototype has a sporty front fascia with a single bar grille, large air intakes, and stylish headlights.  The design closely echoes the C-Class Coupe but the convertible is distinguished by new rear body panels, a revised trunk, and the obligatory soft top.  The convertible will also feature a windscreen-mounted air deflector and a power retractable wind stop that resides behind the rear seats.

The interior design will mirror the C-Class Coupe and drivers can expect to find a three-spoke steering wheel, circular air vents, and a free-standing COMAND infotainment system.  The model will also be equipped with the usual convertible features including airscarf seats and controls for the soft top.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but are expected to include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 241 hp (179 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque.  Buyers looking for something more powerful should be able to order a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that develops 362 hp (270 kW) and 382 lb-ft (517 Nm) of torque. 

Those seeking all out performance will want to wait for the Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible which will have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with outputs of 469 hp (349 kW) and 479 lb-ft (648 Nm) of torque as well as 503 hp (375 kW) and 516 lb-ft (698 Nm) of torque.

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Mercedes C-Class Convertible spied near the Arctic Circle