Just a few weeks after unwrapping its fifth-generation C-Class in saloon and estate form, Mercedes-Benz has begun road testing the soft-top Cabriolet variant.
The W206-gen C-Class will be only the second iteration in the model’s history to be offered as a convertible, following the introduction of the current model in 2016. It will likely be launched alongside a fixed-roof, two-door coupé model, as Mercedes-Benz renews its attack on the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5, both of which are available in three bodystyles.
This latest sighting serves as confirmation that Mercedes still sees a market for its two-door C-Class models. Earlier this year, chief operating officer Markus Schafer told Autocar the firm would start to pare back the number of body styles and variants of each model in its line-up, as it shifts focus to expanding the EQ range of electric cars.
“We reached a portfolio of…