Unlimited opening times

Archivnummer: D284796

Stuttgart.  Mercedes-Benz is launching into the open-air season with the first cabriolet based on the C-Class, thereby rounding off its range of cabriolets with a classic fabric soft top.    

 

The sporty four-seater is based on the successful Coupé version. Whether open or closed, the Cabriolet shines with an expressive appearance and distinctive character.

The Cabriolet is optionally available with the AIRCAP electric draught stop system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating – for exceptional comfort during open-top driving 365 days a year.

Efficient, powerful engines delivering between 115 and 375 kW (156 to 510 hp) and a suspension designed for dynamic performance (with optional AIRMATIC air suspension) ensure sporty, agile handling.

The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is available for all engine variants. Also on board: proven assistance systems and state-of-the-art infotainment. The new C-Class Cabriolet launches in summer 2016.

As the new entry-level model into the world of Mercedes-Benz convertibles, the C-Class Cabriolet is also a consistent embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy: sensual purity as the definition of modern luxury – hot and cool.

It exhibits independence of character with a visibly sporty expression and youthfully fresh appeal.

Its tightly stretched soft top with glass window transitions harmoniously into the distinctively styled rear end, which has a highly sporty look with its wide shoulders and flat LED tail lights.

With a capacity of 360 litres (285 litres with the roof open), the boot is capable of holding an exceptional amount of luggage for a convertible, thus offering high everyday practicality.

At the sides, an elongated dropping line extending over the rear wheel arch lends an emphasis typical of Mercedes-Benz design.

Thanks to the suspension lowered by 15 millimetres compared to the Saloon, the vehicle is already at sports level with the standard 17-inch tyres, emphasising the sporty nature of the Cabriolet which shines aerodynamically with a Cd figure of 0.28.

 

Exterior and interior from the same mould

With the roof open, the meticulously coordinated harmony between exterior and interior design becomes apparent.

High-quality details include a decorative aluminium surround on the A‑pillars and windscreen, and the beltline trim strip extending to the soft top compartment – this is polished in the standard specification and matt in AMG Line.

 

Premium-class fabric soft top

The fully automatic classic cabriolet fabric soft 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.

It significantly reduces the wind/driving noise. This is made noticeable in the form of improved speech intelligibility, including at high speeds, and better insulation from disruptive ambient noise.

The acoustic soft top thus offers optimal climate comfort, quiet-running characteristics and full all-year suitability.

Based on the S-Class Cabriolet, the soft top also meets high quality standards in terms of durability and function.

It can be opened and closed in 20 seconds, and at speeds of up to 50 km/h. After opening, it folds down quietly and precisely and is stored in the soft-top compartment in the boot.

In shape and colour the cover of the soft-top compartment is an integral part of the interior, and is made of the same material as the beltline.

 

Interior – modernity and lifestyle

The interior ambience is similar to that of the C-Class Coupé, though freshly interpreted with features typical of a convertible. Especially high-grade materials and build quality give the interior a modern feel of sportiness and lifestyle.

The appointments include heat-reflecting leather in a total of five colour shades (optional) as well as an attractively curved switch in matt silver chrome in the centre console for opening and closing the fully automatic soft top.

Based on the Coupé, the sport seats feature an integral look with muscular side bolsters and organically integrated head restraints, as well as the AIRSCARF neck-level heating optional for the Cabriolet.

Automatic belt extenders as standard help the occupants to fasten their seat belts.

The rear seats are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer a through-loading feature as standard, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down.

 

Individual highlights

The Cabriolet already comes with a high equipment specification as standard, augmented by a wide range of individualisation options (some examples: 13 upholstery variants, such as designo Bengal red / black, seven trim variants, four soft-top colours, twelve exterior paint finishes – including a matt finish – leather-covered instrument panel).

The roof liner of the soft top is available in black, porcelain and crystal grey. Numerous trim elements in sporty aluminium, carbon-fibre or glass-fibre are complemented by authentic open-pore wood species in shades of brown and black.

The AMG Line is available as an alternative to underline the dynamism of the Cabriolet. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills with AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome, trim strips on the beltline, A-pillars and soft top compartment in matt anodised aluminium and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels.

In the interior the AMG Line comes with sporty, exclusive highlights, including a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section as well as AMG sports pedals.

At market launch an Edition 1 will be available for a limited time. With a host of perfectly coordinated equipment lines, it combines sportiness with lifestyle, thus perfectly suiting the sporty-modern look of the new Cabriolet.

 

Summer is included

Customers opting for a convertible like to drive with the top down as often as possible. In the C-Class Cabriolet – as in the E- and S-Class Cabriolets – the occupants can enjoy maximum open-air comfort thanks to AIRCAP and AIRSCARF, which make the joys of fresh air pleasant even at low temperatures.

Inconspicuously integrated into the roof frame, the electric AIRCAP draught stop system was specially developed for Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and is coupled to an electric draught stop behind the rear seats, which reduces the interior turbulence also for the rear passengers at the press of a button.

AIRCAP is part of the Cabriolet Comfort package, which also includes AIRSCARF neck-level heating for the driver and front passenger by circulating warm air around the neck area when temperatures are low outside.

The combination of these two systems extends the open-top season to the entire year.

Alternatively, there is also the option of a retrofitted, manual folding draught stop behind the front seats. This noticeably prevents draughts in the front seats.

 

Suspension: Sporty, agile and comfortable

The suspension offers a high level of comfort with low road roar and tyre vibration characteristics, while ensuring agile driving dynamics – the basis for driving enjoyment.

The suspension on the Cabriolet, which is 15 millimetres lower in comparison with the Saloon, comes as standard with steel springs and a selective damping system.

An optional sport suspension with firmer springing and damping, including the Sports Direct-Steer system, makes for even more agile handling.

The Cabriolet is optionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension. Its electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping at the front and rear axles ensures even greater ride comfort.

DYNAMIC SELECT lets the driver choose how the journey should be: sporty, comfortable or fuel-efficient. To this end, the driver can select one of five transmission modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT switch:

 

Dynamic: 4, 6 and 8-cylinder engines, and for the first time 4MATIC

Powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function and an extensive 4MATIC range ensure sporty performance and driving pleasure.

All are compliant with the Euro 6 emission standard. Eight petrol engines are available for the Cabriolet. The range of outputs extends from the 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit in the C 180 rated at 115 kW (156 hp) to the 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet (375 kW/510 hp).

The diesel models are powered by a four-cylinder engine delivering 125 kW (170 hp) in the C 220 d or 150 kW (204 hp) in the C 250 d, and are equipped with SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust aftertreatment.

4MATIC all-wheel drive is available as standard for the C 400 and C 43, and is optionally available for the C 200 and C 220 d.

The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is available for all engine variants.

 

Archivnummer: D284802

The lively petrol engines

C 180 C 200 C 200 4MATIC C 250 C 300 C 400 4MATIC
Cylinders 4/in-line 4/in-line 4/in-line 4/in-line 4/in-line 6/V
Displacement cc 1595 1991 1991 1991 1991 2996
Output

kW/hp

115/156 at 5300 rpm 135/184 at 5500 rpm 135/184 at 5500 rpm 155/211 at 5500 rpm 180/245 at 5500 rpm 245/333 at 5250-6000 rpm
Max. torque Nm 250 at 1200-4000 rpm 300 at 1200-4000 rpm 300 at 1200-4000 rpm 350 at 1200-4000 rpm 370 at 1300-4000 rpm 480 at 1600-4000 rpm
Fuel consumption

l/100 km*

6.0-6.3 6.0-6.3 7.1-7.4 6.2-6.6 6.7-7.1 8.0-8.3
CO2 emissions g/km 135-143 136-143 163-171 140-150 151-161 181-189
0-100 km/h

secs.

8.9 8.2 8.0 6.9 6.4 5.2
Max. km/h 222 235 227 244 250 250

*NEDC combined

The engines of the AMG variants

C 43 4MATIC C 63 C 63 S
Cylinders 6/V 8/V 8/V
Displacement cc 2996 3982 3982
Output

kW/hp

270/367 at 5500-6000 rpm 350/467 at 5500-6250 rpm 375/510 at 5500-6250 rpm
Max. torque Nm 520

at 2000 – 4200 rpm

650

at 1750-4500 rpm

700

at 1750-4500 rpm

Fuel consumption l/100 km* 8.3-8.4 8.9-9.3 8.9-9.3
CO2 emissions g/km 190-194 208-218 208-218
0-100 km/h secs. 4.8 4.2 4.1
Max. km/h 250 250 250

The powerful diesel engines

C 220 d C 220 d 4MATIC C 250 d
Cylinders 4/in-line 4/in-line 4/in-line
Displacement cc 2143 2143 2143
Output

kW/hp

125/170 at 3000 – 4200 rpm 125/170 at 3000 – 4200 rpm 150/204 at 3800 rpm
Peak torque

Nm

400 at 1400-2800 rpm 400 at 1400-2800 rpm 500 at 1600-1800 rpm
Fuel consumption l/100 km* 4.5-4.8 5.0-5.3 4.6-4.9
CO2 emissions g/km 116-126 130-140 121-124
0-100 km/h

secs.

8.3 8.1 7.2
Max. km/h 231 225 243

*NEDC combined

 

Light and safe bodyshell

In a convertible, the lack of a roof often results in reduced body rigidity. This fact was taken into consideration by the designers when developing the C-Class Saloon.

This allowed them to adapt the bodyshell at the front end and on the floor to meet the particular needs of the Cabriolet.

Consequently, this model, too, features an exemplary stiff design of the kind required for high driving dynamics.

The Coupé’s intelligent lightweight construction with a high proportion of aluminium was retained – among other components, the wings, bonnet, boot lid and soft top compartment cover are of light alloy.

The Cabriolet not only meets all current national and international legislation, but also all rating requirements as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in real-life accidents.

 

Safe, semi-automated driving and reduced stress

There is a host of safety and assistance systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept to choose from. ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, is included as standard.

Standard equipment also includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. In addition to a visual proximity warning and an additional audible collision warning, it includes Adaptive Brake Assist, which can help prevent collisions by boosting the brake pressure to suit the situation.

When a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stationary vehicles or, in the best-case scenario, even avoiding a collision altogether.

At speeds of up to 50 km/h, the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles and is thus able to help prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.

Further considerably extended assistance systems are additionally available in the Driving Assistance package. As part of the Intelligent Drive concept, these merge data from various sensor technologies, such as radar sensors and the stereo camera, and thus make for significantly enhanced safety and comfort.

These functions include e.g. DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot or the PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection plus Brake Assist BAS PLUS, which also offers situation-adaptive brake boosting if there is a risk of collision with crossing traffic.

A further function of the Driving Assistance package is Active Lane Keeping Assist, which is capable of preventing unintentional lane departure by means of one-sided, lane-correcting application of the brakes.

The system intervenes if the driver crosses a solid lane marking and can assist even in the case of discontinuous lane markings if there is a risk of collision with a vehicle in the adjacent lane.

The multiplicity of assistance systems also includes a Parking Assist for semi-automated parking; a 360° camera for assistance during parking and manoeuvring; a camera and navigation-based Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function as well as Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which allows continuous high beam by selectively blanking out other vehicles from the high-beam light cone.

 

Safe protection

In an accident, optimal protection is afforded by the high structural safety of the body as well as by the restraint systems, especially the comprehensive complement of airbags. These include:

  • adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger
  • a kneebag on the driver’s side
  • thorax/pelvis bags for driver and front passenger
  • windowbags integrated in the top edges of
    the front door panels

The rollover protection system is specific to the Cabriolet. It consists of two cartridges that are fully retracted behind the rear seats and therefore invisible.

If a roll-over is imminent, these cartridges are pyrotechnically fired, whereupon they shoot out to provide a survival space together with the A-pillar.

 

Sensitive climate control for open-air driving

Specially developed for cabriolets, the climate control system responds to whether the vehicle is being driven with the soft top up or down.

With the roof closed, the system performs in the same way as in the Coupé. With the soft top down, the climate control system adapts by e.g. blowing warmer air onto the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and deactivating the air recirculation function.

The special adjustments for open-top driving make allowance for whether cooling or heating is required and respond sensitively to the transition zones in between.

 

Vibrant infotainment experience

Intuitive operation with animations and visual effects is offered by the infotainment system in the new C-Class Cabriolet. Frontbass ensures a listening experience almost on a par with a concert hall – especially if the optionally available Burmester® sound system has been specified.

The Frontbass system uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers.

The navigation system, which supplies the driver with precise traffic information in real time (Live Traffic Information), processes its contents interactively.

Its features include an animated compass and a “Drive Show” with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations on an airliner.

 

Extensive networking even in the basic version

A Bluetooth®-compatible mobile phone with data option is all it takes to give the Audio 20 system internet capability.

This allows internet surfing without restriction when the vehicle is stationary. Mercedes-Benz apps can be used while driving. Audio and video playback is possible from various sources.

The alternatively available COMAND Online system provides not only a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, but it also optionally allows digital TV/radio reception, for example, while offering fast hard-drive navigation, integral WiFi hotspot functionality and LINGUATRONIC voice control as well as many other features.

The basic Audio 20 USB system, Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online come equipped with basic telephony as standard, connecting a mobile phone with the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface.

 

Mercedes me connect: connected with the car

Like other models, the new C-Class Cabriolet comes with an extensive range of free Standard Services and Remote Online Services as part of the “Mercedes me connect” package.

Standard Services include automatic emergency call, Accident Recovery as well as breakdown assistance and after-sales service.

The Remote Online services make it possible at any time and from anywhere to access vehicle information such as the status of windows and doors, mileage, tyre pressures and other diagnostic data.

There is also a Vehicle Tracker function as well as remote door locking and unlocking.

 

The Mercedes-Benz management team on the new C-Class Cabriolet

“Our new C-Class Cabriolet is the entry into the world of premium convertibles from Mercedes-Benz. Sporty and youthful in character and design, this emotionally appealing convertible provides sheer open-air driving pleasure all year round.”
Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development
“The C-Class Cabriolet precisely expresses our design philosophy of sensual purity, and is a perfect symbiosis of beauty and sportiness. With its emotional and at the same time economical design idiom, it is quite simply “hot & cool.”
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG
“Our C-Class Cabriolet is a true dream car with which we meet the wishes of individualists. Fascinating design, agile driving characteristics and high day-to-day utility combined with typical Mercedes attributes such as calm superiority, safety and efficiency lend it a special charm that appeals to all the senses.”
Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG,
Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales & Marketing

Highlights of the new C-Class Cabriolet at a glance

  • Fabric soft top opens and closes in 20 seconds and at speeds of up to
    50 km/h
  • Soft top provides very good climatic and noise comfort
  • Open-air enjoyment in the front and rear all year round, thanks to AIRCAP and AIRSCARF
  • Air conditioning system with convertible-specific functions
  • Bodyshell with a high level of rigidity
  • Drag coefficient Cd 0.28
  • 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission available for all models
  • Lively and efficient engines
  • All-wheel drive available (4 engine variants) and 1 USA variant
  • Suspension lowered by 15 millimetres with 17-inch light-alloy wheels
  • The only car in this segment to be optionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension
  • Dynamic, individually selectable driving experience with the five DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual.
  • A host of new safety features with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems
  • Head-up display
  • Convertible with the quietest interior in this segment
  • Ambience lighting with individually selectable colours
  • Seats with fully integrated, adjustable head restraints and AIRSCARF seats with fully integrated head restraints
  • Front seats with automatic belt feeders
  • Rear seats as individual seats with fully integrated head restraints
  • Variable thanks to fold-down rear seat backrest with 50:50 percent division and through-loading function
  • EASY-ENTRY function for better rear access
  • Heat-reflecting leather improves comfort in direct sunshine
  • Convertible-specific stowage concept
  • Infotainment already internet-capable in the basic version
  • LED High Performance headlamps as standard

Technical data

Mercedes-Benz C 180 Cabriolet (manual transmission)

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1595
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 73.7
Rated output kW/hp 115/156 at 5300 rpm
Rated torque Nm 250 at 1200-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 10.3: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

Reverse

2.82

 

4.75

2.46

1.62

1.24

1.00

0.79

4.47

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1600
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2080
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 41/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.9
Top speed km/h 222
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 6.0-6.3
CO2 emissions g/km 135-143

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 180 Cabriolet (9G-TRONIC)

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1595
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 73.7
Rated output kW/hp 115/156 at 5300 rpm
Rated torque Nm 250 at 1200-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 10.3: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

3.07

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1615
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2095
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 41/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.9
Top speed km/h 220
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 6.5-6.8
CO2 emissions g/km 146-154

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 200 Cabriolet (manual transmission)

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 135/184 at 5500 rpm
Rated torque Nm 300 at 1200-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

Reverse

2.65

 

4.75

2.46

1.62

1.24

1.00

0.79

4.47

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1405
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1645
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2125
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 50/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.2
Top speed km/h 235
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 6.0-6.3
CO2 emissions g/km 136-143

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 200 Cabriolet (9G-TRONIC)

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 135/184 at 5500 rpm
Rated torque Nm 300 at 1200-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

3.07

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1665
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2145
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 50/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 7.8
Top speed km/h 233
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 6.2-6.6
CO2 emissions g/km 140-150

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 200 4MATIC Cabriolet

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 135/184 at 5500 rpm
Rated torque Nm 300 at 1200-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

3.07

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1565/1543
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1416
Turning circle m 11.45
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1725
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2205
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 50/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.0
Top speed km/h 227
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 7.1-7.4
CO2 emissions g/km 163-171

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 250 Cabriolet

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 155/211 at 5500 rpm
Rated torque Nm 350 at 1200-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

3.07

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1665
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2145
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 50/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 6.9
Top speed km/h 244
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 6.2-6.6
CO2 emissions g/km 140-150

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cabriolet

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 1991
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 92.0
Rated output kW/hp 180/245 at 5500 rpm
Rated torque Nm 370 at 1300-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

3.07

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1690
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2170
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 66/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 6.4
Top speed km/h 250
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 6.7-7.1
CO2 emissions g/km 151-161

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 400 4MATIC Cabriolet

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 6/V, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2996
Bore x stroke mm 88.0 x 82.1
Rated output kW/hp 245/333 at 5250 – 6000 rpm
Rated torque Nm 480 at 1600-4000 rpm
Compression ratio 10.5: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

3.07

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1565/1543
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1416
Turning circle m 11.45
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1805
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2285
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 50/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 5.2
Top speed km/h 250
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 8.0-8.3
CO2 emissions g/km 181-189

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 220 d Cabriolet (manual transmission)

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2143
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 99.0
Rated output kW/hp 125/170 at 3000-4200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 400 at 1400-2800 rpm
Compression ratio 16.2: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection with common-rail technology

Power transmission

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

Reverse

2.65

 

5.00

2.62

1.52

1.00

0.82

0.69

4.68

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1735
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2215
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 41/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.3
Top speed km/h 231
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 4.5-4.8
CO2 emissions g/km 116-126

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 220 d Cabriolet (9G-TRONIC)

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2143
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 99.0
Rated output kW/hp 125/170 at 3000-4200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 400 at 1400-2800 rpm
Compression ratio 16.2: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection with common-rail technology

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

2.47

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1745
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2225
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 41/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.2
Top speed km/h 231
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 4.6-4.9
CO2 emissions g/km 121-124

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 220 d 4MATIC Cabriolet

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2143
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 99.0
Rated output kW/hp 125/170 at 3000-4200 rpm
Rated torque Nm 400 at 1400-2800 rpm
Compression ratio 16.2: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection with common-rail technology

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

Reverse gear 2

2.47

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

0.00

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1416
Turning circle m 11.45
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1805
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2285
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 41/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 8.1
Top speed km/h 225
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 5.0-5.3
CO2 emissions g/km 130-140

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

Mercedes-Benz C 250 d Cabriolet

Engine

Number of cylinders/arrangement 4/in-line, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement cc 2143
Bore x stroke mm 83.0 x 99.0
Rated output kW/hp 150/204 at 3800 rpm
Rated torque Nm 500 at 1600-1800 rpm
Compression ratio 16.2: 1
Mixture formation High-pressure injection with common-rail technology

Power transmission

Transmission 9G-TRONIC
Gear ratios

 

Overall ratios

Final drive 1

 

1st gear

2nd gear

3rd gear

4th gear

5. gear

6th gear

7th gear

8th gear

9th gear

Reverse gear 1

2.47

 

5.35

3.24

2.25

1.64

1.21

1.00

0.86

0.72

0.60

4.80

Suspension

Front axle 4-link front suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Rear axle Five-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser
Braking system Vented front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®
Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering
Wheels 7.0 J x 17
Tyres 225/50 R 17

Dimensions and weights

Wheelbase mm 2840
Track, front/rear mm 1563/1546
Length mm 4686
Width mm 1810
Height mm 1409
Turning circle m 11.22
Boot capacity, max.* l 360 -285
Kerb weight acc. to EC kg 1740
Payload kg 480
Gross vehicle weight kg 2250
Tank capacity/of which reserve l 50/7

Performance and fuel consumption

Acceleration 0-100 km/h secs. 7.2
Top speed km/h 243
Fuel consumption comb. l/100 km 4.6-4.9
CO2 emissions g/km 121-124

*Acc. to VDA measuring method

 

Design

Sporty and youthful

The C-Class Cabriolet presents driving pleasure and open-air enjoyment in an emotional and highly appealing design.

As the entry-level model into the world of open-top Mercedes-Benz dream cars, the first convertible based on the C-Class has a classic fabric soft top.

With its emotional, economical design idiom, the Cabriolet unmistakably takes its lead from the C-Class Coupé – thereby following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.

At the same time it has its own, very distinctive character. A sporty and youthfully fresh aura intentionally distinguishes the new open-top four-seater from the E and S-Class Cabriolets.

The striking, sporty front section transitions into the long, athletic bonnet. The multi-layered, tightly stretched soft top of the Cabriolet dynamically blends into this sporty line.

A high, arching beltline takes the eye to the distinctive and expressive rear end. Compared to the Saloon model, the suspension is lowered by
15 millimetres and already sits at the sport level with the standard 17-inch tyres. Light-alloy wheels with diameters of up to 19 inches (48.3 centimetres) are optionally available.

With these proportions, the C-Class Cabriolet uncompromisingly reflects the basic concept of a sports car.

 

Sporty front

The eye-catching feature in the expressive front section is the diamond grille with a central Mercedes star, flanked by clear-cut LED High Performance headlamps as standard.

These are available in two variants: as a static or a dynamic version with the “LED Intelligent Light System” and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.

This is able to exclude recognised road users from the cone of light, and therefore allows driving with continuous high beam. Both variants have LED daytime running lamps in the torch design typical of Mercedes-Benz.

Large air intakes in the front bumper hint at the air requirements of the lively engines, and underscore the sense of width and sportiness of the front end.

 

An extended dropping line provides a dynamic highlight

In a manner typical of convertibles, frameless doors, the omission of B-pillars and fully retractable side windows particularly accentuate the extended, sporty lines when the roof is open.

Clean lines and sensually arranged surfaces structure the side sections into vivid light and shadow effects.

As a hallmark Mercedes feature, the dropping line extending across the rear wheel arch provides a dynamic highlight.

In tandem with a counter-line rising in the lower part of the vehicle from the front wheel, it creates a formal sense of tension.

The counter-line also makes the vehicle appear longer, and finally transitions the sides into the rear creating a sense of balance.

Exterior mirrors mounted on the beltline further emphasise the sporty characteristics of the Cabriolet, while improving forward visibility at the same time.

 

Dynamic rear end

The tightly stretched soft top with a glass rear window harmoniously blends into the rear end, which was specially designed for the Cabriolet to accommodate the lowered soft top.

The designers integrated the registration plate into the rear bumper to retain design freedom for the surfaces of the boot lid.

This also puts more focus on the Mercedes star centrally placed on the boot lid. It hides a retractable surround-view camera that is available as an option.

Muscular shoulders give the car an unmistakable presence. Flat two-section LED tail lights emphasise the vehicle’s width.

The characteristic graphics of the lights, with four horizontal LED bands, provide a recognition factor by day and night.

The third brake light of white glass is located at the centre of the soft top compartment cover, and blends harmoniously into the chrome strip.

The exhaust system, with two visible tailpipes integrated flush into the black lower section of the bumper and connected by chrome trim, further underscores the sporty character.

The C 220 d, C 250 d and C 180 also have chrome trim. If the AMG Line is specified, all engine variants have two visible exhaust tailpipes with a diffuser-look insert in the vehicle colour.

With a capacity of 360 litres (285 litres with the roof open), the boot is capable of holding an exceptional amount of luggage for a convertible, thus offering high everyday practicality.

As is the case with the Coupé, the range of available paint finishes has eleven colours plus the special finish designo selenite grey magno.

 

Premium-class fabric soft top

The fully automatic classic cabriolet fabric soft 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.

The acoustic soft top has a multi-layered structure with acoustically effective damping and insulating materials.

This significantly reduces wind and driving noise. This makes for better speech intelligibility even at high speeds, and better insulation from disruptive ambient noise.

At the same time the acoustic soft top provides very good thermal insulation, and therefore optimal climatic and noise comfort for full all-year suitability.

Derived from the S-Class Cabriolet, the soft top also meets high quality standards in terms of durability and operation. It can be opened and closed in 20 seconds, and at speeds up to 50 km/h.

Its construction is a combination of magnesium, extruded aluminium and steel. This not only makes it around eight kilograms lighter than a comparable steel structure, but also extremely robust.

During testing, the carwash-compatible, dirt-repellent and weather-resistant soft top was subjected to 20,000 opening and closing cycles to ensure operating reliability throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle.

After opening, the soft top including its heatable glass rear window is quietly lowered into the soft top compartment in the boot.

As a powered tensioning arm exerts tension on the soft top fabric, the soft top compartment cover does not need to do so.

This means that no recesses for locking mechanisms needed to be cut into the soft top compartment cover, which consequently has a homogeneous, uninterrupted surface.

In shape and colour the cover of the soft-top compartment is an integral part of the interior, as it is made of the same material as the beltline.

A manual boot partition is standard equipment in the C-Class Cabriolet, so that the soft top can be deposited in its compartment without damaging the soft top or the contents of the boot.

When the soft top is closed and the boot partition is open, the entire boot capacity can be used. The height of the loading space can be limited by pulling the panel to its lower position.

A golf bag of normal size, or e.g. a standard crate of drinks, can be comfortably loaded and unloaded.

The side windows slightly retract automatically when opening and closing the doors, and are then raised again. This means that they are fully enclosed by the seals. This also minimises wind noise.

In conjunction with Keyless Start or Keyless Go, the soft top can be opened and closed using the electronic key or the soft top switch in the centre console.

The opening/closing procedure stops as soon as the soft top switch is released. Immediate reversal of the movement sequence is possible at any time.

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Interior

Modernity and lifestyle

The driver and front passenger can enjoy the charm of the Cabriolet in a high-quality ambience.

Once the roof is opened it reveals the carefully coordinated harmony between the exterior and interior design. It is replete with high-quality details.

A chromed frame surrounds the A-pillars and windscreen. It is visually extended by a chromed beltline trim strip continuing to the soft top compartment, which in turn sits stylishly in a wide chrome surround.

The interior ambience is similar to that of the C-Class Coupé, though freshly interpreted with features typical of a convertible. High-grade materials give the interior a modern feel of sportiness and lifestyle.

The interior is likewise an emphatic statement of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity. The door and rear side panelling, as well as the centre console, merge smoothly to emphasise the sporty character of the Cabriolet.

In vehicles with an automatic transmission and DIRECT SELECT selector lever on the steering wheel, a large, one-piece centre console panel sweeps elegantly from the centre air vents to the touchpad in the handrest above the controller on the centre tunnel.

These seamless, clear-cut lines create a sense of open space and convey a sense of simple, purist modernity.

On vehicles with manual transmission, the centre console is slightly steeper and features two separate trim elements in order to create optimal space for ergonomic operation of the shift lever.

A wing-shaped piece of trim separates the upper and lower sections of the instrument panel. Its design makes it look like it is floating in the air.

The visual split also makes it possible to choose different material and colour combinations. A high-grade, leather-lined dashboard is available for the Cabriolet as an optional extra.

A centrally positioned free-standing central display is the main eye-catching feature above the centre console – with a screen diagonal of 17.78 centimetres (7 inches), or 21.33 centimetres (8.4 inches) if COMAND Online is specified.

It is connected with a piece of horizontal trim. Thanks to its ergonomic positioning, the eye easily adapts to the central display.

Visualisations and animations enhance the operating convenience and make the functions of driver assistance and communications systems tangible.

 

Control and display concept with a very high standard

The control and display concept is specific to the Cabriolet. The curved switch which opens and closes the soft top is located in the centre console between the touchpad and armrest, and has a high-quality matt silver chrome finish.

The touchpad in the handrest of the central controller developed by Mercedes-Benz marks an evolutionary step.

As on a smartphone, all the functions of the multimedia system can be operated using finger gestures.

As in the C-Class Saloon and Coupé, an optional head-up display ensures less distraction from the traffic situation.

This projects important information directly into the driver’s field of vision in front of the windscreen, and displays the current speed, posted speed limits, navigation instructions and DISTRONIC messages depending on the selected settings.

Interior lighting is largely provided by long-lasting and energy-saving LED technology. This also applies to the optionally available solar (amber), polar (ice blue) and neutral (white) ambience lighting.

 

Seats – sporty and variable

Based on the Coupé, the sport seats feature an integral look with muscular side bolsters and organically integrated head restraints, as well as the AIRSCARF neck-level heating optional for the Cabriolet.

On request they can be upholstered in heat-reflecting leather available in five colours. Automatic belt extenders as standard help the occupants to fasten their seat belts.

The rear seats are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer an electrically unlockable through-loading feature as standard, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down.

The stowage capacity of the basic model with manual transmission is 20 litres, and 23.3 litres with the automatic transmission plus the optional Stowage package.

Stylish colour and material combinations accentuate the sportiness of the Cabriolet. Among them is the classic convertible combination of black and saddle brown.

An optionally available, contrasting interior in black/porcelain adds a progressive touch. The colour combination of the Edition 1 in black ARTICO/Dinamica and nut brown is a particular highlight.

It emphasises the modern, cool Mercedes-Benz design with a topstitching concept in turquoise. The roof liner is available in black, porcelain or crystal grey depending on the upholstery.

Numerous trim elements in sporty aluminium, carbon-fibre or glass-fibre are complemented by authentic open-pore wood species in shades of brown and black.

 

Individual highlights

The Cabriolet already comes as standard with a high equipment specification, which is augmented by a wide range of individualisation options (some examples: 13 upholstery variants, such as designo Bengal red / black, seven trim variants, four soft-top colours, twelve paint finishes – including a matt finish, leather-covered instrument panel).

The AMG Line is available as an alternative to underline the dynamism of the Cabriolet. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers with larger air inlets and foglamp recesses, a wide, chrome-plated front splitter and sills with AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels.

Interior highlights of the AMG Line include sporty exclusive touches such as upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with contrasting topstitching, a multifunction sport steering wheel with flat lower section and AMG sports pedals.

Open-pore black ash wood trim combined with aluminium in the dashboard and the doors emphasise the AMG look.

For the Basis line, additional eye-catching features are added by the optional Interior Chrome package with silver chrome surrounds that include the instrument cluster, air vents and door handles.

The Cabriolet is available with a choice of eleven paint colours and one special paint finish. In addition, there are 13 wheel designs, six upholstery colours and seven different types of trim to choose from as a form of personal expression.

On market launch an Edition 1 will be available for a limited time. With a host of perfectly coordinated equipment lines, it combines sportiness with lifestyle, thus perfectly suiting the sporty-modern look of the new Cabriolet.

Open-air comfort

Summer is included

Customers opting for a convertible like to drive with the top down as often as possible, but without sacrificing comfort.

As in the E and S-Class Cabriolets, occupants of the C-Class Cabriolet enjoy the ultimate in open-air comfort.

This is because the Cabriolet Comfort package combines two innovative features which extend the open-top season to the entire year and make open-air driving a pleasure even in low temperatures:

  • The AIRSCARF neck-level heating system uses air outlets in the head restraints to wrap an invisible scarf of warm air around the head and neck areas of the driver and front passenger.
  • Inconspicuously integrated into the roof frame, the electric AIRCAP draught stop system was specially developed for Mercedes-Benz convertibles and reduces air turbulence also for rear seat passengers. When the AIRCAP switch is operated, a wind louvre automatically extends on the windscreen and the draught-stop behind the rear head restraints is raised. The wind louvre on the windscreen and the rear draught-stop are very precisely coordinated: the wind louvre increases the arc of the airflow above the passenger compartment, while the draught-stop reduces the backdraught. This enables air turbulence in the interior to be considerably reduced.

Alternatively, there is also the option of a retrofitted manual, folding draught-stop behind the front seats at an attractive price. This reduces interior draughts for the front occupants by considerably reducing the backdraught.

Engine and drive system

Efficiency and temperament

Powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function and an extensive 4MATIC range make for sporty performance and driving pleasure all year round. All are compliant with the Euro 6 emission standard.

Eight petrol engines are available for the Cabriolet. The range of outputs extends from the 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit in the C 180 rated at 115 kW (156 hp) to the 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet (375 kW/510 hp). 4MATIC all-wheel drive is standard for the C 400 and C 43, and is optionally available for the C 200.

All four-cylinder engines share the third-generation direct injection system with spray-guided combustion.

The system pressure is up to 200 bar with the pressure being variably optimised in line with the engine mapping. Piezo injectors enable optimal mixture formation with up to five injections per power stroke.

This technology is supplemented with the rapid multi-spark ignition (MSI), which is able to trigger up to four sparks per millisecond as required.

The interplay of both technologies allows outstanding fuel utilisation with low emissions.

The thermal management with a controlled water pump is also efficient:

The diesel models are powered by a four-cylinder engine delivering 125 kW
(170 hp) in the C 220 d or 150 kW (204 hp) in the C 250 d, and are equipped with SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust aftertreatment. 4MATIC is available for the C 220 d.

Optimised powertrain for more comfort and efficiency

As standard the C 180, C 200 and C 220 d are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the C 250, C 300, C 250 d and in 4MATIC variants have the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with DIRECT SELECT lever and DIRECT SELECT shift paddles. On request this is also available for all other engine variants.

The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission supports both a dynamic and a fuel-saving driving style. Its advantages:

  • fast, almost imperceptible gear changes and a very high level of ride comfort
  • thanks to the wide ratio spread, it is possible to drive in a powerful and efficient engine speed range in all situations
  • harmonious gear increments and a wide ratio spread from 9.15, enhancing drive comfort and significantly improving the translation of engine output into traction
  • very short shift and response times
  • very good noise and vibration characteristics thanks to lower engine speeds
  • gear changes possible across several ratios

 

Suspension

Sporty, agile and comfortable

The suspension offers a high level of comfort with low road roar and tyre vibration characteristics, while ensuring agile driving dynamics – the basis for driving enjoyment.

A 4-link front suspension with wheel suspension decoupled from the spring strut plays a major part in the agile handling of the new C-Class Convertible.

This allows sporty axle kinematics for plenty of grip and high lateral stability. As a result, the suspension responds more sensitively to steering movements and allows a sporty, agile driving style.

A multi-link independent rear suspension with 5 links ensures excellent wheel control qualities and supreme straight-line stability.

The rear axle carrier and the spring control arms are made of forged aluminium. A large rear axle bearing contributes to improved isolation of vibrations and thus to the outstanding NVH characteristics and ride quality.

The suspension on the Cabriolet, which is 15 millimetres lower in comparison with the Saloon, comes as standard with steel springs and a selective damping system.

An optional sport suspension with firmer springing and damping, including the Sports Direct-Steer system, makes for even more agile handling.

 

First in class: Riding on air

The cabriolet is the first car in its segment to be optionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension. Its electronically controlled, adaptive damping system at the front and rear allows a high level of driving dynamics because the system adapts the damping forces to the vehicle’s driving dynamics within fractions of a second.

At the same time AIRMATIC is characterised by a comfortable ride usually only found in the luxury class.

AIRMATIC also features all-round self-levelling for excellent ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded. It controls the ride height automatically depending on the speed and reduces fuel consumption on the motorway by lowering the vehicle, for example.

This also improves driving safety. The ground clearance can also be increased at the push of a button, using the ride height adjustment switch on rough roads or unfavourable access roads.

DYNAMIC SELECT – standard with AIRMATIC and optionally available with a steel suspension – allows the driver to choose their desired setting: sporty, comfortable or fuel-efficient.

To this end, the driver can select one of five transmission modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT switch: “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Selecting “Individual” allows the driver to customise the vehicle settings to suit their personal preferences.

 

Sporty steering feel

The C-Class Cabriolet is equipped with an electro-mechanical Direct-Steer system with a sporty, direct character. It combines speed-sensitive power assistance for the speed-sensitive steering with a steering ratio that varies according to the given steering angle.

Advantages of the electromechanical Direct-Steer system:

  • improved agility thanks to more direct steering response
  • comfortable handling and high level of steering comfort at all speeds
  • considerable savings potential, since energy is only required when steering occurs
  • enables the use of assistance systems, such as Active Park Assist

Fade-resistant brakes for short stopping distances

The brakes meet high requirements with regard to stopping distance, response, fade resistance, directional stability and service life of the brake pads. The braking system is moreover equipped with ADAPTIVE BRAKE, which has the following advantages:

  • a hill-starting assistant prevents rolling back on an uphill gradient
  • a HOLD function keeps the vehicle immobile without having to depress the brake pedal
  • in the rain, a brake-drying function regularly wipes the moisture from the brake discs to make full braking power instantly available
  • the priming function lightly puts the brake pads into contact with the discs the instant the driver releases the accelerator quickly, and can consequently shorten the stopping distance during subsequent braking.

In addition the new C-Class Cabriolet comes with an electric parking brake with ‘Comfort Go’ automatic release as standard. This automatically releases the parking brake when the driver moves off.

Other brake functions:

  • As a torque vectoring brake it provides for additional safety at the limit by purposefully vectoring the torque between the wheels of the driven axle by means of one-sided brake interventions.
  • The adaptive brake lights can warn vehicles following behind of heavy braking and shorten their reaction time.

Body

Basis for superior driving dynamics

The bodyshell structure was adapted for the special requirements of a convertible.

In a convertible, the lack of a roof often results in reduced body rigidity. This fact was taken into consideration by the designers when developing the C-Class Saloon.

This allowed them to adapt the bodyshell at the front end and floor to meet the particular needs of an open-top car, therefore this model too has the exemplary, rigid configuration required for high driving dynamics.

Areas of the Cabriolet given extra reinforcement included the floor, firewall, main floor and the sidewalls of the tunnel.

This meant that the energy dissipator normally found in 4-seater convertibles could be dispensed with. The result is a weight saving of around ten kilograms.

Nonetheless the C-Class Cabriolet is a pioneer in its class with respect to bodyshell rigidity.

The Coupé’s intelligent lightweight construction with a high proportion of aluminium was retained – among other components, the wings, bonnet, boot lid and soft top compartment cover are of light alloy.

High-strength and ultra high-strength materials ensure the rigidity and strength of the bodyshell. This has positive effects on the driving dynamics and the noise level.

 

Safety first

As a matter of course at Mercedes-Benz, the bodyshell is designed for exemplary crash safety. The Cabriolet not only meets all current national and international legislation, but also all rating requirements as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in real-life accidents.

At its core lies a highly rigid passenger compartment. It consists primarily of high-strength and ultra high-strength sheet steel and panels with graduated wall thicknesses designed to withstand specific local stresses.

Many segments consist of hot-formed steels, which as the result of this production process become very hard and less deformable.

The rigid passenger compartment is surrounded by precisely calculated deformation zones that have been tested in practice.

Thanks to optimised force paths, they produce outstanding crash test results (e.g. Euro NCAP and U.S. NCAP), and ensure maximum safety for the occupants.

 

Dimensional concept: Large boot, high day-to-day suitability

The dimensional concept of the Cabriolet is similar to that of the C-Class Coupé. With an overall length of 4686 mm, a width of 1810 mm and a height of 1409 mm, as well as a wheelbase of 2840 mm, the new Cabriolet has practically the same basic dimensions.

The interior dimensions are also almost entirely based on those of the C-Class Coupé. Headroom and elbow room are among the best in this segment.

In the front, the shoulder and elbow room is as generous as in the Coupé, and despite the soft top, headroom is also at the level of the Coupé.

In the rear, the lateral and longitudinal dimensions are inherently slightly limited by the bodyshell reinforcements, the retractable rear side windows and the need to accommodate the rollover protection system. At 360/285 litres (closed/open soft top) the boot capacity is unusually large for a convertible, underlining its day-to-day versatility.

Aerodynamics

Playing with the wind

Low fuel consumption figures require good aerodynamic properties – one of the strengths of the C-Class Cabriolet.

Mercedes-Benz offers the most streamlined cars with the lowest drag coefficient in almost all vehicle categories. For the new C-Class Cabriolet it is 0.28 with a cross-sectional area of A = 2.19 m2.

C-Class Cabriolet C-Class Coupé
Drag coefficient Cd 0.28 0.26
Frontal area (A), m2 2.19 2.18
Aerodynamic drag Cd x A 0.61 0.57

Because the aerodynamic drag is greater than all other driving resistance forces from a speed of about 70 km/h, this low figure for the Cabriolet pays off in the form of fuel savings and reductions in CO2 emissions – especially at higher speeds such as when driving on the motorway.

A reduction of this value by 0.01 translates into one gramme less CO2 per km in the driving cycle (NEDC), while in average real-world consumption conditions it can equate to two grammes, and at 150 km/h actually to as much as five grammes of CO2 per kilometre.

Intensive detailed work for Cd benchmark

The aerodynamics engineers achieved the Cd value of the C-Class Cabriolet with an extensive package of measures. These include:

  • aerodynamically designed front and rear bumpers
  • aerodynamic wheel spoilers, at the front with 3D shape and auxiliary spoiler on the front engine bay shroud
  • sealing between wheel arches and engine compartment
  • aerodynamically designed exterior mirrors with mirror base
  • sealing around headlamps and aero lip in the gap between the bonnet and the front bumper
  • improved sealing of the radiator section and flow properties to make efficient use of the available cooling air
  • spoiler modelled on the boot lid
  • aerodynamically optimised underbody with extensive engine compartment and underbody panelling
  • aerodynamically optimised wheels and tyres

Passive safety

Safe protection

In an accident, optimal protection is afforded by the high structural safety of the body as well as by the restraint systems, especially the comprehensive complement of airbags.

The safety systems are activated by the innovative sensor system as the situation requires, and are fully coordinated.

The safety systems of the C-Class Cabriolet include:

  • 3-point seat belts for the driver and front passenger, with pyrotechnical reel tensioning and belt force limitation, electrically reversible belt tensioning in conjunction with the PRE-SAFE®
  • 3-point seat belts in the rear, with pyrotechnical reel tensioning and belt force limitation

The system also includes a complement of airbags specifically configured for the circumstances of a convertible. On board:

  • adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger
  • a kneebag on the driver’s side
  • thorax/pelvis bags for driver and front passenger
  • headbags for the driver and front passenger – a head protection system integrated into the upper edge of the front door panels

The rollover protection system is specific to the Cabriolet. It consists of two cartridges that are fully retracted behind the rear seats and therefore invisible.

If a rollover is imminent, these cartridges shoot out to provide a survival space together with the A-pillars.

If a rollover appears imminent, the airbag control unit sends a signal and the rollover protection is pyrotechnically fired into the support position.

Archivnummer: D284801

Assistance systems

Driving safely, reducing stress

There is a host of safety and assistance systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept to choose from.

ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, is included in the C-Class Cabriolet as standard.

Further standard equipment includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. Apart from a visual distance warning and an additional, audible collision warning, this has a situation-related brake boosting function which can help to prevent collisions.

When a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stationary vehicles or, in the best-case scenario, even avoiding a collision altogether.

At speeds of up to 50 km/h, the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles and is thus able to help prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.

Further considerably extended assistance systems are additionally available in the Driving Assistance package.

As part of the Intelligent Drive concept, these merge data from various sensor technologies, such as radar sensors and the stereo camera, and thus make for significantly enhanced safety and comfort.

The functions of the Driving Assistance package include:

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot. This intelligent cruise control system is able to adjust the vehicle’s speed to that of a slower vehicle ahead within a speed range from 0 to 200 km/h. Likewise available from 0 to 200 km/h, steering interventions help the driver to stay in lane. At speeds below 130 km/h, for example in tailbacks or when driving bumper to bumper, the system can follow the vehicle ahead even where there are no or unclear lane markings, thus enabling the driver to safely and comfortably follow the flow of traffic.
  • Apart from vehicles travelling ahead and stationary vehicles, BAS PLUS Brake Assist can also detect crossing traffic and boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently. In addition to slower-moving, stopping and stationary vehicles, PRE-SAFE® Brake can even detect pedestrians and brake autonomously if the driver fails to react, thus preventing accidents at speeds of up to 50 km/h and mitigating the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 70 km/h. In flowing traffic PRE‑SAFE ® Brake provides assistance in the same way, throughout the entire speed range from 7 to 200 km/h.
  • Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist can now also prevent the vehicle from unintentionally drifting out of lane by applying the brakes on one side when the lane markings are solid or broken and there is a risk of collision, e.g. as a result of vehicles overtaking at high speed, parallel traffic or even oncoming traffic.
  • PRE-SAFE® PLUS extends the Intelligent Drive functions to take account of imminent rear impacts. It warns following traffic by activating the rear hazard warning flashers with increased frequency. It also initiates preventive PRE-SAFE® occupant protection measures, e.g. the reversible belt tensioners, immediately before the impact. If the vehicle is stationary, the brakes are locked to reduce the forward jolt, which reduces the forces acting on the occupants and the risk of secondary collisions.

The multiplicity of assistance systems also includes Parking Assist for semi-automated parking; a 360° camera for assistance during parking and manoeuvring; camera and navigation-based Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function as well as Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which allows continuous high beam by selectively blanking out other vehicles from the high-beam light cone.

Two dozen assistance systems Standard equipment features are:

  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS with adaptive Brake Assist and autonomous partial braking
  • ADAPTIVE BRAKE with Hill-Start Assist, priming and dry braking in the wet
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Torque Vectoring Brake
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

There is a host of optional extras available:

  • Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC and HOLD function
  • DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Driver Assistance Package Plus comprising of

o DISTRONIC PLUS with Steer Assist and Stop&Go Pilot

o BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist

o PRE-SAFE ® Brake with pedestrian recognition

o Active Lane Keeping Assist

o Active Blind Spot Assist

o PRE-SAFE® PLUS

  • Traffic Sign Assist
  • LED Intelligent Light System
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
  • Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
  • Reversing camera
  • 360° camera

Archivnummer: D284797

Infotainment

A sensual pleasure

Internet access, intuitive operation and precise traffic information are the great strengths of the infotainment system in the C-Class Cabriolet.

The Frontbass system delivers sound almost to concert hall quality as standard.

There is a choice of three infotainment systems. The standard specification includes Audio 20 USB. Upgrade alternatives are the touchpad-controlled Audio 20 CD with CD drive, and COMAND Online.

All three variants are internet-capable with a Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone with tethering and a data option. This allows internet surfing without restriction when the vehicle is stationary.

In conjunction with COMAND Online, the Mercedes-Benz Apps can be used while driving. COMAND Online also offers integrated hotspot functionality.

It allows passengers in all seats to connect different WiFi-capable devices, such as laptop or tablet computers, to the internet.

COMAND Online is identified by the colour flat screen positioned above the centre console. Its 21.3-cm TFT colour display (8.4 inches, resolution 960 x 540 pixels) outperforms the 17.78-centimetre colour displays of the Audio 20 and Audio 20 CD (7 inches, resolution 800 x 480 pixels).

 

Touchpad and diverse data sources

Audio 20 USB is operated with a rotary/push controller on the centre console. Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online can also be operated with finger gestures on a touchpad.

As a third operating option, COMAND Online also offers the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control system for audio, telephone, navigation and music search.

Audio and video playback is possible from various sources with all three variants. For example, via Bluetooth®, from an Apple iPod® or iPhone®, from an SD card, USB stick or CD/DVD (with Audio 20 CD or higher and with COMAND Online).

Digital radio for the DAB, DMB and DAB+ standards and internet radio are optionally available.

COMAND Online is additionally equipped with a Bluetooth® interface that allows the use of text and email write and read functions as well as audio streaming for music playback.

A CD/DVD drive, a slot for SDHC memory cards and 10 GB of storage (Media Register) for compressed audio and video files (mp3, wma, aac, mpeg, avi up to 720p) are likewise integrated.

Cover Flow display, song tagging and the “play more like this” function are also included.

COMAND Online also offers the option of playing videos from DVDs, and has a picture viewer for photos from SD cards or USB mass storage devices.

Optionally Mercedes-Benz equips the COMAND Online system with a six-disc DVD changer and TV receiver for digital TV reception with support for multichannel sound, EPG (electronic programme guide) and video text.

 

Listening pleasure guaranteed

Outstanding sound quality is assured by the Frontbass system included as standard. Its bass speakers are not installed in the doors as usual, but rather within the front side and cross members in the front footwell.

The cavities behind the speakers serve as a resonance chamber. As a result the bass tones generated here are precise and low in distortion right up to very high signal levels.

As no woofers now need to be accommodated in the doors, the irritating vibrations that are typical of such configurations are eliminated.

The mid-range speakers and tweeters move closer to the vehicle’s beltline and thus almost to the passengers’ ear level. As a result, they create a brilliant sound.

 

Sound system – concert hall sound

For music-lovers who attach importance to very high sound quality, Mercedes-Benz offers the Burmester® surround sound system with two Frontbass speakers as an option.

This drives 13 speakers (standard: 5) with a 9‑channel DSP amplifier and a total system power of 590 watts (standard: 100 watts).

All loudspeakers are additionally optimised for performance with this sound system.

 

Modern-style navigation

The Audio 20 CD can optionally be supplemented with the Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation system. Its merits include 3D views with exact representation of streets and buildings, and photo-realistic junctions and traffic lanes.

Intuitive operation is provided by the Controller or the touchpad. The character recognition feature of the touchpad allows convenient text input. The navigation system can also be operated by voice control.

COMAND Online provides rapid 3D HDD navigation, topographical map representation, photo-realistic 3D buildings and 3D map rotations, and the display of NASA satellite images.

The system displays its contents interactively and its features include an animated compass as well as a “Drive Show” with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations aboard airliners.

In addition, the navigation system can provide real-time information about the situation on the roads with the “Live Traffic Information” service.

 

Telephony via Bluetooth® as standard

The basic Audio 20 USB system, as well as Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online, all offer basic telephony as standard, which links a mobile phone to the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface.

The optional Convenience Telephony is available as pre-installation of a universal telephone interface which allows the mobile phone to be connected to a phone cradle in the centre console.

 

Connected to the car via internet

Under the name “Mercedes me connect”, Mercedes-Benz offers an extensive package of free standard services and remote online services via a communication module integrated into the vehicle.

The range of services is being expanded continuously.

The free standard services include automatic emergency call (eCall), Accident Recovery, Breakdown Management and Maintenance Management.

The optional Remote Online services allows drivers to connect to their vehicle from anywhere and at any time, to access vehicle information and to remotely activate a variety of functions.

The range of functions includes vehicle locating, remote door locking/unlocking and programming of the auxiliary heating.

This works both with the Mercedes me app (available for iOS and Android) and via the Mercedes me portal (www.mercedes.me).

Archivnummer: D284800

Air conditioning

Sensitive climate control for open-air driving

The climate control system was developed specifically for a high level of comfort in convertibles.

The climate control system of the C-Class Cabriolet responds to whether the vehicle is being driven with the soft top up or down.

With the roof closed, the system performs in the same way as in the Coupé. With the soft top down, the climate control system adapts by e.g. blowing warmer air onto the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and deactivating the air recirculation function.

The special adjustments for open-top driving make allowance for whether cooling or heating is required and respond sensitively to the transition zones in between.

Two climate control systems are available for the C-Class Cabriolet:

  • the 1-zone automatic air conditioning system THERMATIC in the C 180
  • in the other models, THERMATIC as a 2-zone automatic air conditioning system with separate temperature adjustment for the driver and front passenger, as well as rear ventilation nozzles in the centre console.

Both climate control systems ensure a high level of air quality. As in the Saloon, they use satellite navigation to recognise tunnels.

The system automatically switches to air recirculation when the GPS data recognises that the vehicle is travelling through a tunnel.

The climate control system works even more efficiently

In addition the air conditioning system of the entry-level Mercedes-Benz convertible uses energy-efficient fan motors.

They weigh about 35 percent less than conventional motors, and save a good 30 percent of energy, which on average translates into about 0.3 g of CO2/km in normal customer operation.

The compact size also provides benefits with regards to installation space. Optimised control is also a factor in the efficiency of the climate control system.

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