The German car manufacturer Mercedes Benz has announced that it will launch the cabrio version of the poplar C and S class named C300 and S500 respectively for the Indian market on 9th November. Previously the company has showcased both the cars in 2016 Auto Expo, which held in Delhi NCR.
The smaller C300 is based on the latest generation C class sedan, the cabriolet version gets an electrically folding soft top which can go up and down in 30 seconds at speeds of maximum 50Km/h. This brilliant looking mean machine is run by a 2.0-liter, four cylinder turbocharged engine that can churn out 245bhp of power and 370nm of torque mated to a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic gearbox for brilliant performance. This C300 Cabriolet can reach 0-100km/h under just 6.4 seconds. It will get the all features of the C-Class sedan with added technologies such as AIRCAP and AIRSCARF which are expected, to aid in being able to use the car all year round.
The S500 cabriolet is the more expensive sibling of the C300 with massive 4.7-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, that can produce 442bhp of power and breath taking 700nm of torque. The power is delivered to the rear wheels of the car with the help of a 9G-TRONIC 9 speed automatic transmission. The S500 rides on AIRMATIC suspension, which is an air suspension that helps reducing body roll as standard fitment and it also features a unique climate control system that can adjust the cooling of the cabin with the roof up or down. The S500 Cabriolet is the first four seater convertible vehicle from the company.
Both cars will be brought into the subcontinent via CBU (completely built unit) route which will make them costly than the regular model. Additionally it has been reported that the company would upgrade the E400 cabriolet in the near future as well.