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Mercedes-Benz's 2017 C-Class Cabriolet debuts here at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet will slot between the SLC Roadster and the E-Class Cabriolet.
With a clean, rounded rear deck, the C-Class Roadster looks like it was always designed to take its top off.
If anything, the handsome C-Class Cabriolet's lines are too similar to those of other Mercedes convertibles.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet's schnoz should be familiar to anyone with a C-Class sedan.
Mercedes has not yet said how much trunk space the E-Class Cabriolet has.
Eyeliner-style daytime running lamps give the C-Class some contemporary flair.
The Cabriolet inherits the C-Class sedan's poshest-in-class cabin.
Two-tone leather with contrast stitching will doubtlessly be a cost option.
This particular example is shod with 19-inch Continental rubber.
Door-mounted side mirrors help aerodynamics, giving the C-Cabriolet a class-leading coefficient of drag of just 0.28.
Mercedes' well-known 4Matic all-wheel drive and available Airscarf and Aircap should help the C-Class Cabriolet's all-weather abilities.
We've already seen the C-Class Coupe. Now it's time to take a look at the C-Class Cabriolet.
The drop-top is physically similar to the coupe, although the roof is 0.2 inches taller. Every other dimension is the same.
Just like the coupe, the convertible rides 0.6 inches lower to the ground than the sedan.
The convertible's soft top is an electronic affair, taking 20 seconds to open or close at speeds up to 31 mph.
All C-Class Cabriolets come standard with Airscarf, which puts HVAC vents in the headrest to keep your neck toasty warm.
The HVAC system itself is set to operate differently depending on whether the top is open or closed.
The C300 Cabriolet gets its power from a 2.0-liter, 241-horsepower, four-cylinder engine.
Its nine-speed transmission will send power to either the rear or all four wheels -- buyer's choice.
If you like shiny things, you'll be happy to know that the C-Class Cabriolet comes standard with LED headlights.
Air suspension is optional equipment for the C300, but not for the C43.
Inside, there aren't many changes when compared with the coupe.
The rear seats feature a 50:50 fold-down split when you need just a little extra cargo space.
If the C300 isn't agile enough for you, perhaps the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet is a bit more up your alley.
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.
Unlike the C300, the C43 is available with all-wheel drive only.
It also ditches the softer suspensions in favor of a sportier tune for livelier handling.
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.
The C43 features three adjustable modes in the suspension and five in the transmission.
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.
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.
The C300 Cabriolet goes on sale in the US in late summer. The C43 Cabriolet arrives in the fall.