To stand up to a more modern competition, Mercedes launched into the upper segment with the E-Class Cabriolet. Despite his name, this version was based on the platform of the C-Class A marketing spin that has however left a vacuum in the range from stopping the CLK Cabriolet. For the first time, Stuttgart decided to uncap the C-Class and offer him the first convertible name. And like his grandmother, the CLK Cabriolet Mercedes C-Class AMG through the box.
The C-Class Cabriolet treats its allure. Basically, it is also that of the elegant coupe reproduced even with a height of 4 mm. It must be said that the low chassis by 15 mm compared to the sedan also helps to establish the stylistic character of this convertible that also continues to offer fine quality with an aerodynamic drag coefficient of air (Cx) of only 0.28 (0.33 cabriolet). New on this generation: the proposal in addition to the AIRMATIC air suspension in addition to the controlled damping.
The reason therefore encouraged to be content with the four-cylinder C300. It has breath: 245 hp. Of the extension: 370 Nm from 1300 rev / min thanks to its variable geometry turbo. And nerve: 6.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. But not the authority and natural smoothness of a six-cylinder atmo nor his hoarse tone, so pleasant to listen attached cover. Therefore, since a cabriolet called peaceful conduct, so choose the C250: same engine, 211 hp well enough in the case, 0-100 km / h run in 6.9 s, price reduced to € 55,650, and malus 250 € … in total, € 4,900 less than the C300, to a lesser hardly fun.