Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2018 C-Class cabriolet in India at Rs 65.25 lakhs (All-India ex-showroom). It’s an aspirational model from the German automaker and is only available in a one fully loaded C300 trim level.
What’s good about it?
It’s a convertible car and while India has not been very fond of open top cars, this does make it a unique proposition among everything that is available. Then, one also needs to consider that this is a top-of-the-line C-Class and that means you get all the features offered in the C-Class range, but with the option to enjoy the wind in your hair. Finally, its 2.0-litre petrol engine is BS-VI compliant car and this means you are driving something that’s ahead of its time.
What’s not so good?
To be honest, there is not much to complain. It’s decent looking, sufficiently powerful for its class and loaded with features. If we had to nitpick, we would say that it doesn’t have a diesel option but then again, if you can afford to buy a lifestyle product worth Rs 62 lakhs, then fuel efficiency is unlikely to be high on your priority list.
Best variant to buy?
1991cc, four-cylinder petrol
258bhp/370Nm, Nine-speed AT
Did you know?
Mercedes-Benz’s first ‘budget’ convertible was the 190SL. It was sold from 1955 to 1963 both as a soft top and hardtop convertible.