Mercedes C-Class Cabrio confirmed for production - report

2014 Mercedes C-Class Spy photo 27.8.2012
2014 Mercedes C-Class Spy photo 27.8.2012 / Automedia

U.S. exec also says the S-Class Pullman will be an awesome alternative to Maybach

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon has revealed some new details about the company’s future product lineup.

Speaking with USA Today, the executive said the company will introduce 19 facelifted or redesigned models as well as 11 brand-new vehicles by 2020. Cannon also confirmed Mercedes will introduce a C-Class Convertible to battle drop top variants of the Audi A5 and BMW 3- / 4-Series.

Besides talking about the convertible, Cannon said the upcoming S-Class Pullman will have a wheelbase that is 10 inches (254mm) longer than the standard model. He also described the car as an “awesome alternative” to the discontinued Maybach lineup.

Despite the plethora of new vehicles, Cannon doesn’t think they will cannibalize sales from existing models. Instead, he believes "In most cases, our expansion really provides us with an opportunity to talk to a new customer.”

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I'm going wait for some new images of the model
Oct 29th, 2012 6:46am
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benzboy benzboy
ya know what that old saying, "If you build it they will come". Well they can build it and it will probably sell very well, But this car is really not needed . In my opinion. I love BENZ just sayin
Oct 27th, 2012 11:10am
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BanfSnieder BanfSnieder
Isn't the CLK cabriolet (E-class coupe now) already the C-Class cabriolet? I wouldn't imagine there to be a big difference in the attributes of the two if MB put it into production.
Oct 26th, 2012 11:07pm
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AJSmyth AJSmyth
Yeah but 60 grand is hardly an entry level cabriolet. You can get an a5 for around 40, and BMW has both the 3 series and 1 series which are both priced lower at certain models. MB is missing out on this market.
Oct 27th, 2012 1:00am
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autoficianado autoficianado
Maybe I missed something but the article indicates photos and none of these photos show a Cabriolet. These are sedans, not a 2 door with a convertible or folding hardtop in sight....
Oct 26th, 2012 9:03pm
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It said the cabrio is confirmed for production not a spy photos of the cabrio
Oct 26th, 2012 9:41pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
WCF has changed the article's title. When I posted it said pictures of the C Class cabrio....
Oct 27th, 2012 5:23am
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