Mercedes-Benz's 2017 C-Class Cabriolet debuts here at the Geneva Motor Show.

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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet will slot between the SLC Roadster and the E-Class Cabriolet.

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With a clean, rounded rear deck, the C-Class Roadster looks like it was always designed to take its top off.

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If anything, the handsome C-Class Cabriolet's lines are too similar to those of other Mercedes convertibles.

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet's schnoz should be familiar to anyone with a C-Class sedan.

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Mercedes has not yet said how much trunk space the E-Class Cabriolet has.

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Eyeliner-style daytime running lamps give the C-Class some contemporary flair.

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The Cabriolet inherits the C-Class sedan's poshest-in-class cabin.

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Two-tone leather with contrast stitching will doubtlessly be a cost option.

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This particular example is shod with 19-inch Continental rubber.

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Door-mounted side mirrors help aerodynamics, giving the C-Cabriolet a class-leading coefficient of drag of just 0.28.

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Mercedes' well-known 4Matic all-wheel drive and available Airscarf and Aircap should help the C-Class Cabriolet's all-weather abilities.

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We've already seen the C-Class Coupe. Now it's time to take a look at the C-Class Cabriolet.

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The drop-top is physically similar to the coupe, although the roof is 0.2 inches taller. Every other dimension is the same.

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Just like the coupe, the convertible rides 0.6 inches lower to the ground than the sedan.

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The convertible's soft top is an electronic affair, taking 20 seconds to open or close at speeds up to 31 mph.

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All C-Class Cabriolets come standard with Airscarf, which puts HVAC vents in the headrest to keep your neck toasty warm.

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The HVAC system itself is set to operate differently depending on whether the top is open or closed.

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The C300 Cabriolet gets its power from a 2.0-liter, 241-horsepower, four-cylinder engine.

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Its nine-speed transmission will send power to either the rear or all four wheels -- buyer's choice.

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If you like shiny things, you'll be happy to know that the C-Class Cabriolet comes standard with LED headlights.

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Air suspension is optional equipment for the C300, but not for the C43.

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Inside, there aren't many changes when compared with the coupe.

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The rear seats feature a 50:50 fold-down split when you need just a little extra cargo space.

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If the C300 isn't agile enough for you, perhaps the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet is a bit more up your alley.

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Under the hood of the C43 Cabriolet, you'll find a 3.0-liter, 362-horsepower, six-cylinder engine. It's also mated to a nine-speed automatic.

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Unlike the C300, the C43 is available with all-wheel drive only.

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It also ditches the softer suspensions in favor of a sportier tune for livelier handling.

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Stylistic differences on the C43 include more aggressive body panels, larger brakes, different wheels, a "diamond"-style front grille, and plenty of unique interior appointments.

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The C43 features three adjustable modes in the suspension and five in the transmission.

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If, for some reason, efficiency is a prime concern, you'll be happy to know that the C43's V-6 packs stop-start technology.

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When the car is in Eco mode, releasing the gas pedal between 37 and 99 mph decouples the engine from the powertrain for increased efficiency.

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The C300 Cabriolet goes on sale in the US in late summer. The C43 Cabriolet arrives in the fall.

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