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Mercedes-Benz posted this sketch of its Geneva Motor Show debutant on its Facebook page yesterday – this is what the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will look like.

Not the first time we’ve had a glimpse of what the fourth body style of the C-Class will look like – we previously saw it on test nearly undisguised back in December.

As expected, there’s very little that’s actually new here. The first convertible C-Class is pretty much as you would expect – take the coupé and cut the roof off, and you basically end up with the car you see here.

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Unlike its competitor the 4-Series, the C-Class will make do with a fabric roof instead of a heavier metal folding roof. Based on spyshots, there appears to be multiple colour choices for the fabric – while the blue C 450 AMG gets a black roof, the black C 450 and the lower-spec grey unit are fitted with a bright red top.

Engine choices should be identical to the regular C-Class, with the use of four- and six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, a 476 PS (510 PS on the S model) 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 on the AMG C 63 as well as a 362 PS 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 on the mid-level C 450 AMG.

A C 350 e plug-in hybrid is expected to be featured, too, as should a 4Matic all-wheel drive option.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spied undisguised