Mercedes-Benz has already released a few teasers of the new C-Class Cabriolet, but what is the use of teasers when you have the whole car uncovered? This is what the guys from walkoART have managed to obtain and Motor1.com has reproduced. Check the video below.
Developed under the codename A205, the C-Class Cabriolet will be based on the C-Class Coupé, so it will probably be 4.69 m long, 1.81 m wide, 1.41 m tall and will have a wheelbase of 2.84 m. Both are based on the MRA (Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture) platform. Considering that the lack of a roof structure makes convertible way heavier than regular cars, due to body reinforcements, the C-Class Cabriolet will probably follow this rule and weigh around 100 kg more than the Coupé.
Its engine options are also likely to follow the ones in which the Coupé can be found.
In other words, we can expect the following versions: C 220 D (125 kW/400 Nm), C250 D (150 kW/500 Nm), C 180 (115 kW/250 Nm), C 200 (135 kW/300 Nm), C 250 (155 kW/350 Nm), C300 (180 kW/370 Nm), C 63 AMG (350 kW/650 Nm) and C 63 S AMG (375 kW/700 Nm). Transmission options are a manual (C220 D and C 180), 9G-Tronic (C 250 D and option for the C 220 D) and 7G-Tronic Plus (all the other versions).
The official presentation of the C-Class Cabriolet will only happen in February 29, one day before the Geneva Motor Show opens its gates, with sales starting in Europe a few months later. Still in time to seize the sunny days of summer.