Mercedes-Benz India today rolled out cabriolet versions of two of its highly popular models – C-Class and the S-Class. While the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet is priced at Rs 60 lakh, the S500 Cabriolet comes at Rs 2.25 crore (ex-showroom, new Delhi). With the introduction of these two new products, the company has rolled out a total of 11 products this year, and there will be one more launch towards the end of this year.
Though the Mercedes-Benz C300 shares its design with the regular C-Class, the car’s rear & front fascia receive some changes and has an optional fabric acoustic soft top. The company says that the C-Class Cabriolet’s roof can be folded down in approximately 20 seconds at speeds up to 50kmph via the switch given on the centre console. The C-Class is available in black colour with the optional soft top in the black, dark blue, dark brown and dark red shades.
The C-Class cabriolet gets leather upholstery, leather steering wheel, open pore brown ash wood trim with longitudinal grained aluminium design and integrated analogue clock in the centre console with folding rear seat backrests.
Powering the Mercedes C Class Cabrini is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine that comes mated to a 9-speed 9G-Tronic transmission. Capable of churning out 241bhp and 370Nm, this engine helps the car touch the 100kmph mark from zero in mere 6.4 seconds. The car has an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph.
The Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet, on the other hand, features a 4.7-litre V8 biturbo mill mated to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. This engine is claimed to produce 443bhp and 700Nm and has a top speed of 250kmph. It takes 4.6 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100kmph. Just like the C-Class Cabriolet, this too takes about 20 seconds to fold the roof at speeds upto 50kmph.
Since the S500 Cabriolet is based on the S-Class coupe, it derives several of its design bits from the latter. The company has made this version available in a total of 9 shades, and there are four different fabric roof options as well.