by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Official: Future 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) gets approved for serial production

Speculation over a possible convertible version of the C-Class have been on since 2008, just one year after the market release of the current 204 model generation. At that time, we were bringing to your attention the possibility that Mercedes-Benz would launch this variant together with the advent of the revised lineup (read more HERE). However, it was not the case when the C-Class Facelift arrived on the market in 2011, as the Germans concentrated on developing an all new C-Coupe, that was regarded as a better option to boost sales given the difficult economic situation.

The big change is about to happen with the release of the future 205 model series, as Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, recently confirmed during an interview. Towards the end of 2014 or in spring 2015, we will see the addition of the new member to the mid-class family of vehicles. The C-Class Cabriolet (probably, internally tipped as the A 205) will sport a dynamic and very youthful exterior design, unlike any other Mercedes-Benz model from the past. Moreover, as in the case of the Coupe (C 205), the interior will receive an attractive layout, with lots of gadgets, new comfort and assistance technologies and increased connectivity through state-of-the-art telematics.

The introduction of the upcoming C-Class Cabriolet will sort things out in the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio, as the medium-sized range will have its own complete lineup with up to five different variants (including the GLK) in addition to helping the E-Class Coupe and Cabrio (currently, engineered on a modified technical platform comprising more C-Class components than E-Class ones) become evenly integrated into the future E-Class 213 generation, bound to arrive during 2015.

Details are few at the moment, but some rumors suggest that the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A 205) will boast four comfortable seats that are to be protected, upon request, by a fully automated, electrically-manouevred segmentary steel folding roof.

As the first camouflaged test prototype should appear any time soon given the approach of the winter season, stay tuned to Mercedes-Benz-Blog to be the first to know to hottest gossip on the new top-less C-Class!

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