The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertible will drop its top at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Arriving U.S. dealerships this fall, the latest C-Class cabriolet looks to draw inspiration from the S-Class convertible, with the car’s fabric top folding into a compartment behind the rear seats. This drop-top C-Class variant will offer seating for four, although we suspect its rear accommodations will be a bit tight.
As for engine options, they will likely mirror the C-Class coupe, which means a C300 Cabriolet boasting a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower, while the AMG C63 will top the range with a 4.0-liter V8 cranking out 503 hp. There is a possibility that the German automaker will offer an AMG C43 Cabriolet model with a 3.0-liter V6 providing 362 hp.
Considering the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible isn’t set to bow until 2017 at the earliest, the new C-Class convertible could cannibalize sales being that it will be both cheaper and newer. Check back with AutoGuide.com in early March for full details on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertible when the cover comes off at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Per usual, we’ll be reporting live from the show floor.
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