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2016-10-19 14:12

LUXURY DROP TOP: The C-Class Cabriolet is now available in South Africa, pictured is the AMG version. Image: Quickpic

Cape Town - Mercedes-Benz has released a flurry of cabriolet models just in time for a South African summer, including the new C-Class Cabriolet.

There are six models to choose from, one diesel and six petrol derivatives. Standard on all models are the AIRCAP automatic draught stop system, the new nine-speed auto gearbox (except C 63). 

First C-Class badged cabriolet

The soft top roof can be opened (and closed) in less than 20-seconds and up to a speed of 50km/h.

After opening, the roof folds and is stored in the soft-top compartment in the boot. 

Gallery: 2016 C-Class Cabriolet

The fabric top comes in black in the basic variant or is optionally available with a multi-layer acoustic soft top in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black.

An AMG Line is available as an option, and offers features such as special bumpers and sills with AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18" AMG wheels. Inside, AMG Line models are fitted with a flat-bottomed multifunction sports steering wheel as well as AMG sports pedals.


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Engines

The 220d is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine producing 125kW/400Nm, the C200 has 135kW, C 300 180kW and the C 43's 3.0-litre V6 engine develops 270kW and 520Nm. 

The two fire-breathing cabriolets: C 63 and C 63 S have 350kW and 375kW respectively. Both use the same 4.0-litre bi-turbo engine from the sedan and coupe versions. 

Pricing 

C-Class Cabriolet C 220 d - R774 900
C-Class Cabriolet C 200 - R699 900
C-Class Cabriolet C 300 - R805 900
Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC - R1 039 900
Mercedes-AMG C 63 - R1 439 900
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S - R1 559 900

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