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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is an interesting beast – not quite a sportscar, but not quite a boulevard cruiser either – it straddles some sort of middle ground in a C-Class range that is now quite literally bursting at the seams.
Key standard C200 Cabriolet features include: AMG 18-inch alloy wheels, leather trim, LED intelligent lighting system, electric front seats with memory, and metallic paintwork.
Under the bonnet of the C200, there’s a 2.0-litre (1991cc specifically) four-cylinder direct injection, turbocharged engine. The compact four-cylinder generates 135kW and 300Nm, and uses an ADR-claimed 6.8L/100km. We averaged mid eights over our launch drive, held mostly over country roads.
At start up, and city speeds, the C200’s engine note is whisper quiet. You won’t wake up the neighbours with an early start that’s for sure. I liked the overall refinement of the powertrain, which is evident right from start-up and the general drive experience around town is also quite premium.
The interior is, as we've experienced with all C-Class product recently, beautifully executed and the aerodynamics such that you can have a phone conversation clearly with the roof down over Bluetooth. With the roof up, there’s only the slightest hint of wind noise that enters the cabin at speed. And our base model transmitted very little road noise, no matter how rough the surface underneath our 18-inch AMG alloys .