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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet officially debuts at New York Auto Show

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet made its official worldwide debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Sales will begin at dealerships across the U.S. during the fall of 2016. The 2017 AMG C63 Cabriolet manages to combine the AMG V8 engine with an open-air atmosphere to give an exciting performance experience.

Developed by AMG at its Affalterbach facility, the Biturbo engine offers two possible output ratings which are 469 hp or 503 hp. While the exterior already has a powerful appearance, this is highlighted further with the wide track and large wheels and the flared wheel arches on both the front and the rear.

It is equipped with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension, which shares similarities with the AMG C63 S, as it also comes with dynamic engine mounts, a rear-axle limited slip differential, and adaptive damping adjustments. For AMG lovers who also want performance, they will be able to choose from the many variants of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet becomes official

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first of its convertible (cabriolet) models based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which according to Mercedes offers a modern luxurious but youthful ambiance. Optional to this cabriolet is the AIRCAP automatic draught stop system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating, which should afford its driver comfortable driving all-year round.

In addition, powering the new convertible is a variety of engine options between 115 and 270 kW (156 to 367 hp) with a suspension system tuned for a dynamic, sporty and agile handling with and optional AIRMATIC air suspension.

Standard to all engine variants will be the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission while a proven assistance system and hi-tech infotainment system make driving the cabriolet very convenient.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will make its debut in 2015

Mercedes-Benz is currently working hard on the upcoming C-Class Cabriolet as the vehicle was spotted testing. According to inside sources, the new C-Class Cabriolet will make its debut next year and the car is expected to arrive just in time for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Set to take on other German vehicles such as the BMW 4-Series Convertible and the Audi A5 Cabriolet, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will receive a soft-top and almost the same engines found on the sedan version. This means that we will find the 2.0-liter petrol engine with 184 hp, but also the bigger 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine that generates 333 hp (245 kW).

A hybrid version of the C-Class Cabriolet is also rumored this model is expected to receive a four-cylinder diesel engine as well as an electric motor and a total output of 231 hp. We could also see the popular 2.2-liter diesel engine that produces 170 hp as well as the smaller 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 156 hp.

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Rumor: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabrio in the works

As you may know already, Mercedes-Benz is currently working on the C-Class Coupe, a new car designed to take on BMW 1-Series Coupe and the BMW 3-Series Coupe. But it appears this is not the only move made by the German manufacturer, as report continue to appear on the web regarding a C-Class Convertible.

If the Mercedes C-Class Convertible is realized, the new vehicle will partially replace the popular CLK Cabrio, which was part C-Class (chassis) and part E-Class (price). Moreover, the new C-Class Convertible will also go on sale alongside the carmaker’s new E-Class Convertible, which introduced to the global public at the Detroit Auto Show.

According to the rumor mill, the Mercedes C-Class Convertible will be introduced as a 2011 model. Just like the new E-Class Convertible, the C-Class Convertible will employ a cloth folding top instead of the heavier and more complicated retractable hardtop that are being used by BMW on the 3-Series Coupe and by Infiniti on its G37 Convertible.

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It was just last year that Touring Superleggera unveiled the Superleggera Sciadipersia coupe at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, a few years after the company launched the Disco Volante Spyder. Now, the 2019 Geneva Motor Show is playing host to the unwrapping of the roofless version of the Superleggera Sciadipersia coupe – the Sciadipersia Cabriolet.

As to why Touring Superleggera opted to create a version of the Superleggera Sciadipersia without a rood, Piero Mancardi, the carmaker’s chief executive officer, remarked that after launching the coupe last year, there has been pressure from new customers to develop an open top version. But since, Touring Superleggera has an undertaking with existing customers to keep its products exclusive, the carmaker decided to maintain the production run of just 15 examples. Now customers can choose whether to order Coupe or Cabriolet version.

An open-top grand tourer, the Touring Sciadipersia Cabriolet allows it occupants – up to four – to enjoy the thrill of an open air ride in supreme comfort, with the driver experiencing great pleasure in harnessing the immense power from its powerful V8 engine.

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Alpina is releasing a new limited edition model that is essentially a more powerful and more appealing re-creation of the BMW 4 Series. This is the new BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99, which would be sold either as a convertible and coupe versions, with deliveries set next year. As its name indicates, only 99 examples of the Edition 99 will be built.

This new BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo Edition 99 is a limited edition model of the Alpina B4 S, which was derived from the BMW 4 Series. However, the B4 S is even more powerful and more dynamic than the high performance iteration of the 4 Series – the M4 Coupe. The Coupe version of the Edition 99 can be availed either as rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only). The Convertible model of the Edition, meanwhile, is configured as a rear-wheel drive.

While the 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine of the M4 delivers 431 hp of output, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six mill inside the B4 S offers up to 440 hp (324 kW). It also delivers 442 lb.-ft. (660 Nm) of torque, allowing the B4 S to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds for the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration, or 3.9 seconds with the all-wheel drive version.

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Mercedes-Benz has chosen New York City as the location to reveal to us the refreshed C63 AMG family. These comprise the coupe, sedan, and cabriolet. In fact, we have seen the pre production models being tested but finally, the automaker has decided to get rid of the camouflage.

Now, we finally see them in the flesh, and we would say that one of the most obvious changes would be the new Panamericana grille that is actually pretty standard across the AMG line. That’s not the only thing it has been given though, as the 2019 C63’s front fascia has slightly been reworked as well. Meanwhile, the rear part gets twin tailpipes with high gloss chrome and a tweaked rear diffuser.

Under the hood of this C63 is a biturbo 4.0 liter V8 that enables it to produce 469 horsepower (350 kilowatts), while the C63 S has 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts). The engine is paired with a nine speed wet clutch automatic gearbox, which has been replaced by the seven speed unit in the outgoing model.

Read the entire article Updated 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 lineup gets digital cockpit, modified drive programs

When Mercedes-Benz gave the regular C-Class models a soft update for the 2019 model year, it was already expected that it would do the same to the high-performance C-Class units. Now, the Mercedes-AMG C43 is getting a soft update – both in terms of looks and power – when it arrives as a 2019 model year.

Offered in Saloon and Estate variants, the new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC is considered as the entry-level high-performance C-Class model. Thus, it is only logical that it receives certain updates. For starters, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate are provided with new distinguishing visual elements like the AMG radiator grille with twin louver in matt iridium silver, as well as the dynamically sculpted front apron with extra flics. The front apron features side air curtains that help channels front airstream. The trim details on the front splitter as well as the cross fin attachment now don a silver chrome finish.

On the rear end, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate now feature a pair of round (instead of angular) twin tailpipe trim elements as finished high-gloss chrome. The rear end is also defined by a rear apron with side air curtain appearance, a more expressive diffuser as well as body-colored spoiler lip on the boot lid.

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We could sense that Volkswagen has some big plans for the new T-Roc compact SUV. In fact, on February 23, they announced that a cabriolet version is on its way to be produced in 2020. It will essentially be a convertible version of a new SUV that has not been established in the market.

A lot of us were actually surprised at the fact that Volkswagen announced this and the fact that they are coming out with a model that has a non-existent history of open roof crossovers.

Having said that, nothing is stopping the automaker from investing €80 million to bring the drop top T Roc to production. In the United States, that’s more or less $100 million. And this money will go the company’s Osnabrück plant where the convertible crossover will be produced. We have not actually heard of any details regarding the said model, but as you could see, the rendering depicts a two-door version of this folding hardtop.

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The outgoing Mercedes-Benz C Class began production in the year 2015. And even though it may not be that old, the automaker decided to already give it a mid-cycle refresh and finally, it has arrived with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. The automaker recently just took the camouflage off the vehicle, before setting out to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.

When looking at the new C-Class sedan from the outside, changes seem to be very subtle but noticeable. For instance, the single bar diamond grille from the AMG Line now comes standard, surrounded by new LED headlights that are now standard as well.

The front fascia looks tweaked with horizontal fins in the side air intakes. The rear fascia has also been redesigned, now with an additional diffuser. The headlights and the taillights also got a minor design change and an LED upgrade, and the sedan now sits on a set of 17 inch twin five spoke wheels that are standard. Customers will now have more paint options like Mojave Silver Metallic and Emerald Green Metallic.

Read the entire article 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift gets more power and tech upgrades

Today, the most powerful Mercedes-Benz model you could get is probably the twelve-cylinder S65 and Maybach S650 – as both models have an output of 621 horsepower. However, VATH decided that they would produce something beefier than that, as they took both the coupe and cabriolet versions of the C63 and worked on their 4.0 liter biturbo V8 engine so they could give out a lot more power.

After VATH worked its magic on the C63’s AMG engine, it no longer gives out just 503 horsepower in the S specification. Instead, the V8 engine can now produce as much as 690 horsepower. This V63RS package, which includes the 187 horsepower boost, will cost you right around €12,800 (or $15,900), and that does not include value added tax yet. The upgraded engine is paired to a seven speed automatic transmission. Other upgrades include a new turbocharger setup and downpipe, together with an uprated oil cooler for the engine.

It isn’t just the horsepower that gets a boost, but of course, the torque as well. Before it has been modified, the C63’s standard was 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres), and now, it has as much as 664 pound feet (900 Newton metres) of torque.

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During the recent 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, one of the few cars that stood out would be this 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS that made its debut. Because it turned heads, it has inevitably become a favourite among rendering artists.

Some of them may just be for the hell of it, like the Coupe and the Cabriolet. The newest one looks actually quite promising. Imagined by artist Aksyonov Nikita, is a four-door coupe in the range topping AMG guise.

Up front, some of the noticeable changes would be the new bumper and the modified grille that includes the AMG badging. The rear end, on the other hand, gets a new bumper, carbon fiber diffuser and a boot lid spoiler, as well as quad tailpipes.

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is certainly a premium convertible that many desire. Of course, it would be nice if customers could create their ideal E-Class Cabriolet according to their taste and preferences. To help customers in the process of creating their perfect E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz has already included the new model in its official online configurator.

As offered in the United States, the new E-Class Cabriolet is availed in two flavors -- E400 Cabriolet and the E400 4Matic Cabriolet. The E400 Cabriolet has a starting price of $66,300 and comes powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 329 hp (245 kW) of max output and 354 lb-ft (479 Nm) of peak torque. The two-wheel drive E400 Cabriolet could sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. On the other hand, the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet comes with base price of $68,800. Although it is powered by the same engine as the E400 Cabriolet, the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet has power sent to all four wheels, allowing it to accelerate from nil to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

Thanks to the online configurator, interested customers could further individualize the E-Class Cabriolet. For instance, interested buyers could choose between 11 different exterior paints. These finishes include black (no extra cost) and designo Diamond White Metallic (additional $1,515). Four colors are available for the soft top of the E-Class Cabriolet – Black, Blue, Red and Dark Brown.

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Mercedes-Benz just made an announcement that the 2018 E Class Cabriolet has finally landed in the United States. If you had not known, the E Class will be positioned in between the C and the S-Class convertibles. In fact, the E Class is being marketed as a luxury drop top that will have both a pure, elegant design, with long distance comfort just enough for four occupants.

As its name suggests, it will have a number of similarities with an E Class Coupe, except it will feature a fabric soft top in several colour options like black, red, dark blue, and dark brown. No matter which colour the customer selects, all of them will have the same feature, which promises to reduce both wind and road noise. It is fully automatic with sophisticated insulation that cuts down wind and noise when driving on the highway. In only 20 seconds, the top can fully be opened and closed, while traveling at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour). The roof then folds into a compartment in the trunk after opening.

Aside from the convertible fabric roof, the E Class Cabriolet comes with remarkable options including a heat reflecting leather upholstery, an Aircap wind deflector, as well as an Airscarf neck level heating system.

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Very recently, Polestar unveiled its very first production model in the form of the Polestar 1 high-performance hybrid coupe. Yet, there are already people who are wondering how a Polestar 1 would look like once it transforms into a convertible. Imagining such could be hard, so a rendering by graphic artist X-Tomi could provide some help.

X-Tomi had actually rendered the Polestar 1 coupe as the Polestar 1 shooting brake or estate wagon. This version of the Polestar comes with a full-length roof and a rear end similar to a hatchback. In a way, the Polestar 1 shooting brake would allow Polestar to offer a unique mix of performance, range and practicality. It looks gorgeous too.

Now, X-Tomi didn’t stop at the shooting brake rendering. He chopped off the roof, the B- and C-pillars, and then added some features that we would usually find in a convertible. With a couple of visual changes, X-Tomi managed to render the Polestar 1 convertible with an exterior that is wrapped in a midnight blue finish and an interior in black.

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When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the face-lifted or updated sedan (or saloon) version of the S-Class for the 2018 model year, the carmaker stunned the public with new front and rear fascias, new grille design, new engines and an array of innovative technologies. Of course, it was expected that Mercedes-Benz would also update the coupe and cabriolet versions of its flagship model.

Now, the German carmaker is officially confirming those updates with the face-lifted 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe and 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet models. Both new models will be formally unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

As expected, the updates on the 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe were more or less the same as the extensive tweaks implemented on the 2018 S-Class Saloon. For instance, the new S-Class Coupe is provided with new or functionally extended driving assistance systems, integrated Energizing comfort control and the latest infotainment generation.

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the face-lifted 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet, along with the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Official unveiling of the 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet is scheduled to happen a week from now at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The introduction of the updated S-Class Cabriolet was well-expected after Mercedes took the wraps off the face-lifted S-Class Sedan or Saloon earlier this year. Compared to its predecessor, the new S-Class Sedan offers a new appearance, new dynamic feeling and new levels of comfort and convenience. This is thanks to a number of changes like new front and rear fascias and new grille design as well as new engines and a host of innovative technologies.

Just as expected, the updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Facelift features more or less the same changes as that made on the 2018 S-Class Saloon. For instance, the new S-Class Cabriolet comes with new or functionally extended driving assistance systems, the latest infotainment generation, integrated Energizing comfort control as well as a new generation of steering wheels. The S-Class Cabriolet also features a modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560, S63 and S65 AMG Cabriolet get a facelift ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as they unveiled the all electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet convertible version of the hardtop model that made its debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last year.

Just like an art piece, this model is no doubt a head turner just like its predecessor. The Vision 6 Cabriolet stretches out to nineteen feet in length, and it sits on 24-inch wheels. Its hood appears extra long, while the tail tapers uniquely to a certain point. The front fascia gets a huge grille finished in chrome, which contrasts with the slim headlights. Mercedes actually refers to the rear end as a “boat tail”, complementing the Nautical Blue Metallic name for the exterior finish.

The Vision 6 Cabriolet’s interior completely stands out from the exterior. The two-seater cabin is finished in a clean white interior with silver accents - from the seats, the dashboard, to the steering wheel. The center console gets a wing-like “flowing” design that is given an ambient blue lighting around the elements, as well as the door panels. The illuminated dots around the seats all have tiny backlit Mercedes logos.

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After seeing the A5 Cabrio in action for over a decade, ABT Sportsline for sure knows the best aftermarket options for your new Audi. ABT now offers the 2nd generation Audi A5 Cabriolet a new tuning kit. Using ABT’s new power boost, Audi A5’s 248hp (252PS) and 273lb-ft (370Nm) of torque 2.0 liter petrol engine can raise its output by up to 325hp (330PS) and 325lb-ft (440Nm). That is nearly the same output as the new 3.0-liter V6 engine on the Audi S5 Cabriolet which delivers an impressive 354hp (359PS) and 369lb-ft (500Nm) of torque.

Alternatively, the German tuner offers an upgrade for the A5’s Diesel variant. The stock model’s 212hp (215PS) and 325lb-ft (440Nm) 2.0-liter TDI engine can get an additional 25hp (25PS) and 30lb-ft (40Nm) power boost. Owners of the new Audi A5 with 3.0-liter TDI can also avail of ABT’s power kit. This will increase the larger engine’s standard output of 215hp (218PS) to 246hp (250PS) while the normal 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque is now pushed to the limits at 332lb-ft (450Nm).

Customers who want to give their new Audi A5 Cabriolet more muscle can also choose from ABT Sportsline’s 19-inch and 20-inch wheels in different varieties. Another option is the high performance tires provided by Dunlop and Continental to wrap the new set of wheels.

Read the entire article ABT Sportsline gears up to give more power to your new 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet

Remember the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet that made its debut back in November 2016 at Los Angeles Auto Show? Yup, that’s the upscale version of the already luxurious S65. A few years ago, Daimler revived the Maybach nameplate to do a collaboration with Mercedes’ S-Class Sedan. The result was an extra-long super high-end sedan, looking all muscular, but at the same time, sensual.

Ever since then, Mercedes and Maybach have launched a couple of special edition vehicles, including the limited edition G650 Landaulet, where only 99 units were built. Alongside that was the S650 Cabriolet that is limited to 300 units.

It seems like the 300 units they were planning to build have already been built. Images online show dozens of the Mercedes Maybach S650 Cabriolet parked outside the Brabus headquarters in Bottrop. These images were posted on a German website Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog. And sources say that these beauties, painted in ivory, were made by the three-pointed star logo, and the 621 horsepower cabriolets are being upgraded by Brabus to their necessary specifications.

Read the entire article Spotted: Numerous Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet lined up outside Brabus factory