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Looking quite like a smaller version of the S-Class convertible, the new C-Class convertible will be available in either C300 or AMG C43 form with the C300 powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful Mercedes-AMG C43 has a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 with 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to go zero-to-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The AMG model will come with standard 4MATIC with a 31/69 front/rear bias. The C300 is standard with rear-wheel drive but can be had with 4MATIC as an option.
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As expected, the C-Class convertible comes standard with the German automaker’s AirScarf, a neck-level heating system that allows owners to enjoy open-top driving even if it’s cold. The climate control system also changes based on whether the top is up or down. When the top is up, it functions as it would in the coupe, but when the top is lowered, it will automatically direct air to the driver’s hands and steering wheel.
The C300 will arrive dealerships in late summer while the AMG C43 will go on sale in fall.
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