Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet is now available to order.
With summer just around the corner, this new model uses classic design cues from the hardtop model and continues through the great looks, with the chiselled front end showing its sporty roots.
Based on the C-Class coupe, the fabric roof takes up a limited amount of boot space meaning that it maintains the practicality of the standard model, with only a minor loss in rear storage space.
While it may lose a little in terms of space, it more than makes it up with the gains in style, with the superb looks helping the Cabriolet certainly stand out on the road.
As you'd expect, the Cabriolet is finished to a premium standard, with sport-specific seats, detailed infotainment system and the latest safety features, including Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Attention Assist and the Cabriolet rollover protection system, which deploys special pillars to prevent serious injury.
Also included in the infotainment system is the Mercedes me connect package, which gives the driver Accident Recovery, breakdown assistance and automatic emergency calling if needed.
Even with the roof down, you can stay comfortable with a chill in the air, thanks to the AIRSCARF neck-level heating and AIRCAP automatic draught stop systems to keep wind noise to a minimum and also keep you warm if needed.
When performance is concerned, the C-Class Cabriolet has lots to offer, with the range of 4-cylinder and V6 engines on offer giving both great economy and superb responsiveness.
With the base C220d 4MATIC offering good economy figures and 170hp, it is a dependable model that goes up to speeds of 140mph and four-wheel drive to give you confidence on the road.
The top of the range AMG C43 4MATIC produces 367hp from its 3-litre V6, meaning you can get supreme performance from your C-Class Cabriolet without losing the internal comforts that help to make the Cabriolet so enticing.
The C-Class Cabriolet range starts at £37,000 and is available to order right now from your JCT600 Mercedes-Benz dealership. Deliveries will begin in the summer.
Added: 11 May 2016