Mercedes-Benz W205 C-Class Cabriolet teaser

A few days after teasing its new W205 C-Class Cabriolet in sketch form, Mercedes-Benz is back with another teaser of the soft-top. This time however, we get to see the car in the metal, although only part of it, as it joins the rest of the current C-Class range for a family portrait.

Not much of a surprise at this point, as we’ve already sighted an undisguised test mule of the C-Class Cabriolet back in December 2015. This was followed by sightings of the C 43 Cabriolet (pictured below) and AMG C 63 Cabriolet prototypes earlier in February 2016. Therefore, don’t expect a radical redesign when the car makes its expected debut in Geneva next month.

What could be a surprise debut though is the white C-Class Coupe seen in the teaser. The car seen here could very well be the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe, essentially the two-door version of the Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4Matic Sedan from January 2015.


The C 450 is part of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG Sport range, packing a sportier chassis and a more potent powertrain that the standard car, that’s just shy of a full-blown AMG model (C 63). The C 450 gets a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 that delivers 362 hp and 518 Nm of torque, mated to a 7G-Tronic gearbox and 4Matic all-wheel drive exclusively.

It has been speculated that Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new nomenclature standard for its vehicles, which will see the end of the Mercedes-AMG Sport models. This move is said to start with the introduction of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43, and will trickle down to other Mercedes-Benz models in the future. That will mean models such as the C 450 AMG and GLE 450 AMG could be renamed to the Mercedes-AMG C 43 and AMG GLE 43.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spyshots

Mercedes-AMG C 43 Cabriolet spyshots

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet spyshots