Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and C-Class Cabriolet Launched in India
Mercedes-Benz has launched not one but two soft-top convertibles in India.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet. (Photo Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz)
Mercedes-Benz has launched the S-Class Cabriolet and C-Class Cabriolet in India at a price tag of Rs 2.25 crore and Rs 60 lakh respectively (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The German automaker's latest launch takes the total number of launches done by the company in India this year to 11, with the last one being a convertible as well – the SLC 43.
The S-Class sedan is as luxurious as it gets from Mercedes-Benz, unless you look at the way more expensive Maybach, and it has been a popular choice among those who look for a luxurious and premium sedan. Now, the S-Class range will also have a convertible offering, taking the total number of S-Class variants to six – the S500 Cabriolet. It is powered by a 4.7-litre V8 biturbo engine that delivers 443 bhp and 700 Nm of torque that comes mated to a 9-speed 9G-Tronic transmission. All this power means that the can go from 0-100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. The car's roof can fold completely in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h.
One of the most popular models in the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup in India is arguably the C-Class sedan. Which, too, has got itself a swankier convertible sibling – the C300 Cabriolet. Despite being the most accessible convertible, it still packs a punch. The two-door convertible is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that's capable of delivering 241 bhp and 370 Nm of torque and also comes mated to a 9-speed 9G-Tronic Transmission. In simple words, it will take you from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and go all the way to 250 km/h. Just like it's elder sibling, the roof of the C-Class Cabriolet can fold in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h.
Mercedes-Benz had promised 15 launches in 2015 and had also deliverd on that. For 2016, the company had promised 13 launches and the by the looks of it, the German automaker is on its way to deliver again given the time they still have left in 2016 to launch another vehicle, which is expected to arrive by year-end. Watch this psace for updates.