2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet Review
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet is a sight to behold. A little bit of a history lesson before we talk about this impressive vehicle, the term cabriolet came into existence in France, way before an automobile was created. It was a two-wheeled carriage (horse-drawn). Its unique feature included a folding roof, something the modern renditions of the cabriolet automobile still possess. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet is all about pairing a compact S-class design with an impressive drive. Late’s see what more you can expect from it.
Similar to the company’s larger E and S-class convertibles, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet does away with the very fancy retractable hardtop and opts for a much simpler softtop. The cloth roof is well insulated. You can pack it away in less than 20 seconds. Also, it takes the same amount of time to raise the roof while driving at approximately 31 mph.
You’ll also notice 19-inch wheels that are wrapped in reliable Pirelli P Zero Run Flat performance tires. The front of the car has a unique looking grille that makes use of an appealing dotted design. The company’s logo is in the middle, making everyone aware that it’s a Mercedes-Benz offering at first look.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet has an appealing interior. You’ll notice a contemporary dashboard along with high-quality materials. The dashboard’s central control panel makes use of buttons instead of having everything connected to a touchscreen. This automobile features Crystal Grey vinyl seats. It also has natural grain black ash wood, and brushed-aluminum trim pieces. While the front seats are comfortable, the same can’t be said about the rear seats which seem to be much smaller in size. The headroom in the back will be decreased when the roof is up.
The standard 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet comes with LED headlamps and taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a proximity key that has a push-button start. The standard also has blind-spot monitoring along with power heated front seats featuring the company’s Airscarf neck heaters. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren’t standard.
There’s also the Multimedia package which offers navigation and an 8.4-inch center screen. The Premium package gives you power-folding side mirrors, an Aircap system, and a premium sound system. You’ll also be able to make use of a partition in the car’s top-up trunk.
The AMG Line package offers you an aggressive exterior body kit. You’ll also get a flat-bottom steering wheel as well as aluminum pedal covers. This package also includes package-specific tuning for the brakes, steering, and suspension.
Specifics / Performance
|BASE PRICE||$58,640 MSRP|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door convertible|
|ENGINE||turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4|
|TOP SPEED||129 mph|
|TRANSMISSION||9-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|DISPLACEMENT||122 cu in, 1991 cc|
|0-60 MPH||6.1 sec|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Q2 2018 (est.)|