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Preview: Mercedes-Benz C-class Cabrio

Discussion in 'New MB Models / Vehicles' started by Zafiro, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Zafiro

    Zafiro Well-Known Member


    Mercedes’ new C-class is a major leap in performance, dynamics and styling over the outgoing version so it’s not surprising that execs are planning to expand the current sedan into a full-line model range. One of these new models will be a convertible version of the C-class, rumored to hit the market late next year as a 2009 model. Positioned below the CLK, the new convertible will feature two doors and is likely to feature a rag-top in order to keep costs low.

    A new CLK is due in the following year, and though this too will be based on the new C-class, it’ll be slightly larger than the sedan and will get a folding hardtop to differentiate it from the cheaper C-class cabrio. The CLK will also get several hand-me-downs from the S-class, including Presafe braking, night-vision and the latest Comand controller.

    The new C-cabrio, meanwhile, will share most of its features with its base sedan cousin. Expect the same interior and features list, as well as the same engine options. The base engine will be the same four-cylinder unit from the sedan producing 156hp (115kW), while the range topper will be powered by Mercedes’ 3.5L V6 mated to a 7G-TRONIC gearbox. The rest of the range will rely on a six-speed auto.
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      RICHBOY Banned

      The rear propositions look weird.:eusa_thin I think the C-Class cab is a bad idea, don't they have enough cabs in the current model range?:confused:
    • ateekt

      ateekt Well-Known Member

      Nice-looking cabrio but, looks more like a stretched SLK :D...!

      335i got (another) company out there :eusa_clap...!
    • EnI

      EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

      Industry rumors say MB are developing cabrio version of updated C-Class Sport Coupe. So kind a "Sport Cabrio" ;) . A model that will compete with 1er cabrio & 3 cabrio. So, a cabrio based on C SportsCoupe, not C sedan.

      Do not expect this car to be competing with 3er cabrio & A5 cabrio & upcoming IS cabrio etc. That's CLK's job.

    • coolraoul

      coolraoul Well-Known Member

      Wait wait wait

      The C Sportcoupe is basicly an updated W203. Not a w204! Or did I miss something?

      It means this convertible won't be based on the "major leap etc"!!! But on the outgoing C-Class...

      And it would be pretty stupid to make the Sportcabrio plus the C-Class cab plus the CLK cab!!!!

      So not clear all that...
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      • RICHBOY

        RICHBOY Banned

        My point exactly!:eusa_clap
      • siko

        siko Well-Known Member

        Ragtop (n)
      • LaArtist

        LaArtist Well-Known Member

        meh i dont belive it..
      • 888

        888 Member

        new c class 63 cab would be something awesome
      • Merc1

        Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

        I don't believe this either, but it is something I've hoped for a while now, a full C-Class lineup: sedan/coupe/wagon/cabrio. Move the CLK upmarket, but base it on the E-Class chassis. Seemingly they're not going to do that, but instead they're doing a BMWish 1/3-Series thing, one has a soft-top and the other has a hardtop. If the CLK is going to continue on the C-Class chassis I don't see the point of having it and a smaller coupe, they're going to be too similar I think. The CLK will need to seriously be moved up in content/appearance etc.

      • roger23

        roger23 Member

        2010 C-Class Cabriolet

        Any information/confirmation on a rumoured 2010 MY c class cabriolet ?
      • Centurion

        Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

        Re: 2010 c class cabriolet

        Zero information so far.
      • coolraoul

        coolraoul Well-Known Member

        Re: 2010 c class cabriolet

        You mean the CLC convertible? I don't think it will be made.

        The CLK-cab will definitely come, as MY 2010 AFAIK.
      • automech

        automech New Member

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        • coolraoul

          coolraoul Well-Known Member

          Re: 2010 c class cabriolet

          I don't see it making it into production, would be too much with the CLK. There's also a rumoured CLS based on the C-Class...
        • Mr. Mercedes

          Mr. Mercedes Well-Known Member

          Re: 2010 c class cabriolet

          Yeah I don't see how they're going to find room between the C and the CLK to fit another 4 door coupe and cabriolet. :t-hands:

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