Vehicle Profile: Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets
Five Mercedes-Benz ‘Dream Cars’ offer ultimate top-down enjoyment.
Mercedes-Benz has called 2016 the “year of the dream car,” with the all-new 2017 S-Class Cabriolet as the centrepiece.
The new flagship convertible arrives this summer, along with the first-ever C-Class Cabriolet and the new SLC Roadster. The trio joins the E-Class Cabriolet and modern classic SL Roadster for ultimate top-down luxury and performance.
2017 S-Class Cabriolet
The new S-Class Cabriolet debuts a wave of advances in performance, luxury, safety and technology. Its combination of striking design, cossetting luxury and exciting performance, including two AMG® models, make it the ultimate top-down Mercedes-Benz for 2017.
With unreserved luxury and style comes tremendous power in three levels. The S550 Cabriolet with a 449 horsepower 4.7-litre biturbo V8 is joined by two AMG® models: the S 63 4MATIC® with a hand-built 577 horsepower 5.5-litre V8, and the S 65 with a hand-built 621 horsepower biturbo V12 and zero-to-100 km/h acceleration in around four seconds.
Its structural solidity and standard AIRMATIC® semi-active air suspension seemingly flatten road bumps. Sumptuous Nappa leather interiors and sonically stunning Burmester® High-End 3D audio exemplify the premium luxury in this flagship convertible.
The three-layer soft top can lower or raise in 20 seconds at vehicle speeds up to 60 km/h. When temperatures turn cool, the S-Class Cabriolet extends top-town driving season with standard heated seats and the AIRSCARF® neck warmer. The standard THERMOTRONIC intelligent climate control automatically maintains a set temperature according to the top’s position. The available heated steering wheel and armrests augment the warmth.
2017 C-Class Cabriolet
The first ever C-Class Cabriolet lowers its three-layer soft top in less than 20 seconds. The choice of four colours for the top — black, dark brown, dark blue and dark red – starts a long roster of personalization options.
The 2017 C-Class Cabriolet comes in two versions. A silky-smooth 241 horsepower 2.0-litre turbo four cylinder powers the C 300 Cabriolet, with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive on board. Its available AIRMATIC® air suspension is unique in the segment. The high-performance Mercedes-AMG® C 43 Cabriolet gets motivation from a 362 horsepower biturbo V6, 4MATIC®, special suspension and unique styling. A Mercedes-AMG® C 63 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG® C 63 S Cabriolet will also be available.
The standard AIRSCARF® neck-level heating and optional AIRCAP® automatic draft-stop system help make the C-Class Cabriolet a convertible for more than just summer cruising. In the hot weather, however, you’ll appreciate the heat-reflecting leather seating that’s available in a choice of five colours. There’s practicality here, too, thanks to 50:50 folding rear seatbacks and a trunk pass-through. There’s also advanced Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive driver-assist technology and state-of-the-art infotainment, including available stunning Burmester® audio.
2016 E-Class Cabriolet
If you’re looking for classic, high-power luxury top-down driving, you’ll find it in the 2016 E-Class Cabriolet, offered as the E 400 model with a 329 horsepower biturbo V6 and the E 550 with a 402 horsepower biturbo V8. Both are luxurious all-weather convertibles, with power front seats, standard AIRCAP® and available AIRSCARF.cabriolets
Nearly an inch thick, the three-layer E-Class Cabriolet top seals out the elements and noise, providing the feeling of a coupe inside. It’s available in the same four colours as the C-Class Cabriolet top.
If the Mercedes-Benz SLC looks somewhat familiar, it’s because you knew it as the SLK. The new badge adorns a redesigned body, with the striking diamond radiator grille front and centre. For driving excitement, the 2016 SLC powertrain offerings mirror those in the C-Class Cabriolet.
Imagine the excitement of the 362 horsepower biturbo V6 rocketing you down the road in the Mercedes-AMG® SLC 43. It can take you from zero to 100 km/h in around 4.5 seconds. In either SLC model, the touch of a button adjusts the car’s engine, transmission, steering and suspension responses with the DYNAMIC SELECT system.
Now, imagine the all-weather enjoyment provided by the retractable hardtop, which lowers and disappears beneath the trunk lid in 25 seconds. That’s not the top’s only calling card. The built-in panorama roof lets you enjoy the sun or stars even with the top up. The ultimate in cabin ambience comes from available MAGIC SKY CONTROL®, which varies the amount of light entering the cabin. Naturally, the SLC offers AIRSCARF® for cool-weather comfort.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL is a modern classic sports model six decades in the making. It’s by far the most powerful, most advanced and most luxurious roadster in the SL model’s history. Crafted from aluminum and other high-strength, lightweight materials, the SL exhilarates with every drive.
Power comes in four levels, with a biturbo engine at the core of each. With the SL 450, it’s a 362 horsepower V6; the SL 550 gets a 449 horsepower V8; the AMG® SL 63 roars with a hand-built 577 horsepower V8 and the AMG® SL 65 scorches the road with 621 horsepower from a hand-built V12.
Handling is commensurate with power, with Active Body Control standard on the AMG® models and available for the others. The signature retractable hardtop integrates a standard Panorama roof and Mercedes-exclusive MAGIC SKY CONTROL® to vary light level in the cabin.
Take memorable drives in one of five unique Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and roadsters. Stop by to find out more about pricing and availability.