Report: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet on the way

Last week, we heard that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe has been given the green light for production with a possible hybrid variant in the works. According to Inside Line, the C-Class Coupe will be joined by a C-Class Cabriolet as a 2011 model early next year.

The C-Class Cabriolet will compete with the BMW 3-Series Convertible, Lexus IS C and the Infiniti G37 Convertible.

Like the C-Class Coupe, the soft-top C-Class Cabriolet will be powered by a new family of direct-injected V6 engines including a 3.5L V6 and a twin-turbocharged version that will take on the 335i Convertible. A hybrid version of the convertible is apparently unlikely.

Of course at this point many of you are wondering whether or not there will be an AMG version. We wouldn’t totally disregard the possibility, but nothing is confirmed.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Inside Line