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It’s Convertible Time And Steve Test Drives The Refreshed C-Class Cabriolet


It seemed like summer weather would never arrive but it’s finally here which means it’s convertible season.

And which brand sells more top down models than any other? That’s right; Mercedes. And this one here is one of their most affordable. The refreshed C-Class Cabriolet.

With its launch in the fall of 2016, this is the first convertible based on the compact C-Class – Mercedes’ best-selling car.  So now you can get your C-, E- and S-Class in Cabriolet specification.  This soft top is priced from the low $50s and comes in 3 primary flavors – the base C300 with optional all-wheel drive and 2 AMG variants.  For the 2019 model year, the C-Class trio of Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet receive new front and rear styling, a larger multimedia display, an optional digital instrument cluster and a slightly more powerful 4-cylinder base engine.

In Iridium Silver with the red top, AMG body styling, blacked out night package, and new intelligent LED headlamps with ULTRA WIDE high beams this is a phenomenal looking drop top.  It has that classic yet sporty Mercedes-Benz appearance that garners a long stare.  And I love convertibles so I’m all in on the C-Class Cab which actually comes with 2 usable rear seats and relatively decent-sized cargo area with a power trunk separator.  When the top is up, carrying capacity can be expanded all the way through the rear seats with switches back here that do the folding.  The soft top is, of course, fully automatic, can be operated from outside the car with the key fob and is multi-layered with an acoustic design to quell ambient noise.  And this is one of those rare convertibles that looks just as good with the top up as it does with it down.  The automatically deploying AIRCAP system in combination with an electric wind blocker knocks down the turbulence, particularly for rear passengers who actually get some legit legroom.  So grab a couple of your friends and go for a ride…no one has to suffer.

By TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes for SouthFloridaReporter.comJune 26, 2019

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