With a greater range of ratios and shorter steps between gears, the 9-speed automatic changes gears more quickly yet more smoothly, too. The lighter, more versatile transmission enhances quiet riding comfort and fuel-efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the steering wheel. And drivers can vary the shift modes via the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT system.
A new 255-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine combines numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves every few milliseconds to optimize performance, efficiency and emissions. An intercooled twin-scroll turbocharger and CAMTRONIC variable valve lift help deliver all of the engine's 273 lb-ft of torque from just 1,800 rpm, for vigorous response when taking off, merging or passing.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive can send the engine's power to the wheels that can put it good use. Expertly turning traction into action, it helps make the C-Class Cabriolet far more than a fair-weather fun car.
The 3-layer "acoustic" soft top is meticulously tailored for long-lasting beauty and a remarkably quiet cabin. A bonded butyl layer fends off the elements while keeping the top-up profile free from visible bows. At speeds of up to 31 mph, the one-button power top takes less than 20 seconds to vanish under a sleek cover that elegantly unites the cabin and rear deck, while leaving ample trunk space. Four stylish colors are available. Among its generously sized windows is a heated rear window.
Sporty 18-inch alloy wheels five tapering twin spokes with a distinctive chiseled shape. Staggered in width, the rear wheels and tires are wider than the fronts, for greater acceleration grip without sacrificing crisp steering feedback. They're equipped with with all-season Extended Mobility tires.
Bold and muscular yet flowing, the standard sport lower bodywork looks as if was sculpted as much in the gym as in the wind tunnel. Large mesh air intakes underscore a wide grille with a black diamond-block texture and integrated Star. Chrome details add subtle highlights to the sporty shape.
Extend your top-down driving enjoyment further into a cool evening or later into the season with the AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system. Tilt-adjustable vents beneath each front head restraint deliver warmed airflow to your neck, head and shoulders, like a virtual scarf. With individual 3-stage temperature controls and airflow automatically adjusted to your driving speed, AIRSCARF means you don't have to put the top up just because the sun, or thermometer, has gone down.
The rear seatbacks fold down in a 50/50 split to allow a combination of cargo and passenger configurations. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk.
An exclusive Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet innovation, AIRCAP® is an automatic virtual wind blocker. Utilizing a speed-sensitive airfoil that rises from the windshield header and an automatically height-adjusting see-through mesh screen between the rear head restraints, AIRCAP helps keep top-down driving quiet and draft-free even at highway speeds. And unlike conventional wind deflectors, the rear seats remain fully usable.
A new, wider central screen offers more easily visible readouts, navigation maps, and illustrated and animated menus. Measuring more then 10 inches diagonally, the display is mounted atop the center dash to stay close to your sightlines, yet its slim, visor-free design stays vivid in sunlight and elegant all the time. Split-screen options let you display multiple functions at once, and you can access the screen via the console controller or right Touch Control Button on the steering wheel.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Integrated behind each rear seating position, pop-up roll bars deploy within a third of a second of detecting an impending rollover, to help preserve occupant space.
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers 12-way occupant protection. Standard are dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags, and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, plus side curtain air bags for both seating rows. Side-impact air bags are also standard for each outboard rear seating position.
Radar-based technology can alert you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as you start to brake, it can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, it can also initiate braking automatically at a range of driving speeds. The system can also detect and react to crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds.
A Mercedes-Benz innovation, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® cruise control uses radar-based technology to adapt your set speed in response to the flow of traffic ahead. If traffic slows down, it can reduce your speed automatically until your path clears. If the vehicle ahead slows to a stop, it can brake to a full halt. When traffic moves, you can resume with just a tap of the accelerator or cruise control resume button, or it can resume automatically if the stop is under three seconds.