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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz finally have a mid-sized convertible again to challenge the BMW 4-Series and Audi A5. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet does a great job with handsome looks, smart interiors and a good range of engines.

The design lanuage runs through the full range of Mercedes convertibles making them hard to distinguish from eachother at first glance. The C-Class doesn’t look quite as elegant as its larger siblings but in other regards it is very impressive. The interiors are particularly well finished. Some might object to the not uncommon stuck-on tablet style display but drivers will find everything well laid out and comfortable. The same can’t be said for rear seat passengers unless they are child-sized.

The C-Class inherits the Aircap wind deflector system from the E-Class which does a good job of keeping drafts away from front seat passengers. It does look rather strange though and adds a little wind noise when in use.

There are engines to suit most requirements although no hybrid or electric options so far. The C300 petrol engine strikes a fine balance between economy and performance and is our pick of the range. It is the same 2-litre petrol engine used in the C200 but with considerably more turbo assistance.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Details

Production Dates2016-current
Length 4686 mm / 184 in
Width 1810 mm / 71 in
Height 1409 mm / 55 in
Wheelbase 2840 mm / 112 in
Turning Circle 11 m / 433 in
Luggage Capacity 285 litres / 10.06 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres / 13.2 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service Intervals 15,000 miles miles

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Mercedes C200 Cabriolet

Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1991 cc
Power 184@5500 ps
Torque 300@1200 nm
Transmission type 6-spd Manual / 9-spd Auto
Kerb Weight 1665 kg / 3671 lb
UK Retail Price from £38,545

Performance

Max speed (manual) 146 mph / 235 kph
Max speed (auto) 145 mph / 233 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 8.2 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.8 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 47.1 mpg / 6 L/100km
EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 46.3 mpg / 6.1 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 136 g/km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 138 g/km

Mercedes C300 Cabriolet

Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 1991 cc
Power 245@5500 ps
Torque 370@1300 nm
Transmission type 9-spd Auto
Kerb Weight 1690 kg / 3726 lb
UK Retail Price from £41,605

Performance

Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 6.4 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 42.2 mpg / 6.7 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 151 g/km

Mercedes C220 d Cabriolet

Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine type Straight 4
Engine Capacity 2143 cc
Power 170@3000 ps
Torque 400@1400 nm
Transmission type 6-spd Manual
UK Retail Price from £38,540

Performance

Max speed (manual) 144 mph / 232 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 8.3 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 62.8 mpg / 4.5 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 116 g/km

Mercedes C220 d 4MATIC Cabriolet

Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type Straight 4
Driven Wheels All-wheel-drive
Engine Capacity 2143 cc
Power 170@3000 ps
Transmission type 9-spd Auto
UK Retail Price from £41,740

Performance

Max speed (auto) 140 mph / 225 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 8.1 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 56.5 mpg / 5 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 130 g/km

Mercedes C250 d Cabriolet

Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine type Straight 4
Driven Wheels Rear-wheel-drive
Engine Capacity 2143 cc
Power 204@3800 ps
Torque 500@1600 nm
Transmission type 9-spd Auto
UK Retail Price from £41,195

Performance

Max speed (auto) 151 mph / 243 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 7.2 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 61.4 mpg / 4.6 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 121 g/km

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One Owner Review

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  1. Douglas Fitzsimmons Douglas Fitzsimmons says:

    This is my third convertible BMW 3 series, Audi A5. First the good stuff, this includes being able to put the roof up and down at speeds up to 30mph, handy when it rains or the sun pops out. I’ve just discovered that you can put the roof up and down remotely by holding the key fob open button down till it completes the operation.
    Bad stuff, the pop up windscreen and back seat wind deflectors do NOTHING to stop masses of wind coming in to the back seats and then through to freeze the front passenger and driver. The wind comes under the seat and freezes your ankles (I’ve stuck a cushion under the seat to stop this draught). My right arm freezes as the wind blows thru from the rear seat (I’ve stuck a draft excluder between the seat and the door). I’m Still working on stopping the gale that comes thru between the seats. Incredibly, Mercedes has decided not to provide the two small holes non either side of the back seat that’s required to allow the fitting of a full backseat mess wind deflector that’s available on almost every other convertible Including previous Merc’s.
    The airscarf is not as good as my previous Audi A5s.
    Entertainment system sounds good but I’ve had to go all old school and go out and buy cds again (charity shops now rule) as I don’t have an Apple play thingy, and the car doesn’t have a USB port or a free sad slot, sat nav uses the only free slot.
    Driving
    It feels smaller and more nimble than the A5. Makes a strangle exhaust rattling sound on some concrete roads (still trying to work out where the noise is coming from.

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