Report: Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Coming in 2011

Report: Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Coming in 2011

With recent reports that Mercedes is planning a C-Class Coupe, it’s no surprise to learn that a C-Class Cabriolet is also on the way. The car is expected as a 2011 model, meaning it will debut some time this year. The E-Class Cabriolet (pictured above) was recently unveiled at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Mercedes plans to use this new model, along with its coupe sibling, to win over potential BMW 1 Series and 3 Series buyers. To compete with the BMW offerings, the Mercs will be offered with the choice of a direct-injection 3.5-liter V6, or a smaller displacement engine, combined with twin-turbochargers. With typical Mercedes luxury, this model will be attainable to 135i buyers and atractive enough to 335i buyers.

Like the E-Class convertible, the drop-top C-Class will also use a fabric roof to keep the weight gain to a minimum.

In addition, the source of the news, InsideLine, also suggest that Mercedes’ new twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 is a likely candidate for an AMG model.

[Source: InsideLine]

  • Convertible tops

    The Mercedes E-class is stunning as a convertible. The color in this picture is great too. One problem I’ve had in the past with convertibles is having to replace the top. The good thing is that even with Mercedes convertible tops there are companies that can replace with original factory quality tops.

  • happy sibande

    the cabriolet c-class is beautiful, is it now confirmed that we will see one launched in 2011 as i am ready to place an order for it.