The first open-top versions of Mercedes-Benz C-Class models will go on sale in New Zealand from $89,900, the company has confirmed.
The new Mercedes-Benz C 200 Cabriolet is the baseline C-Class convertible, with the AMG C 43 Cabriolet 4MATIC model on sale from $135,900, and the AMG C 63 Cabriolet selling for $189,900, the company announced yesterday.
Mercedes says the convertible occupants would enjoy an ambience, while based on the interior of the sedan, which offered a fresh interpretation. High-grade materials and build quality gave the interior a modern feel of sportiness and luxury.
Based on the Coupé, the sport seats feature an integral look with side bolsters and integrated head restraints as well as AIRSCARF neck-level heating (optional on C 200).
The rear seats are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer a through-loading feature, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down.
The new C-Class Cabriolet was now available to order and would be on-sale in October,with the AMG C 43 4MATIC and C 63 S variants arriving in early 2017.
The entry level C 200 Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing a maximum output of 135kW and 300Nm of torque, in conjunction with a 9G-TRONIC 9 speed transmission.
The range will arrive with metallic paintwork, 18” AMG wheels, heat-reflecting leather upholstery, AMG Body Styling, Sports Suspension with Sports Direct-Steer system, LED Intelligent Light System, DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, and GARMIN® MAP PILOT navigation as standard. The new Mercedes-AMG C 43 Cabriolet 4MATIC has a a 3.0 litre V6 engine, delivering maximum power output of 270 kW and a peak torque of 520 Nm. A 9G-TRONIC 9 speed transmission and AMG RIDE-CONTROL sports suspension, in conjuction with the 4MATIC all wheel drive ensures dynamic performance.
The range topping Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet utilises a 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine, delivering 375kW and 700Nm of torque, with a claimed acceleration from 0–100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Standard equipment includes 19/20” AMG Wheels, AMG active dynamic engine mounts, AMG electronic rear axle locking differential, AMG high-performance composite braking system and AMG performance exhaust system.
In addition, the C 63 S variant arrives with Nappa leather upholstery, Digital TV Tuner and an AIR-BALANCE package as standard.