Michael Moore Mercedes-Benz Athlone prepares for the C-Class Cabriolet arrival

Michael Moore Mercedes-Benz is preparing for the arrival of the new two-door, open-top C-Class Cabriolet – the first convertible model produced in C–Class form, due to hit the Irish market in September.

Described by Mercedes' sales manager in Ireland, Ciaran Allen, as "a strikingly sporty and visually eye-catching model, with a design that oozes appeal from every curve and contour", the new cabriolet is a car that is crafted for cruising. Internationally, the new C-Class Cabriolet comes in five petrol, two diesel, and one 3-litre AMG versions, of four and six-cylinder design, all with ECO start/stop function, Euro6 emissions standard compliant, and with 4MATIC availability in some cases.

In Ireland, focus will fall initially on the diesel-powered C220d and C180 petrol models, for which prices will be announced closer to their arrival. Arguably, its most visual feature is its electronically operated open-top roof that folds away into the trunk when open. Worked from a switch mounted on the central console, it can be opened or closed in less than 20 seconds, even at speeds up to 50km/h.

When open, boot space reduces from 360-litres to a still somewhat ample 285-litres. Externally, its striking front end with inset star and diamond grille pattern, long bonnet, high beltline, LED high performance headlights, 17-inch wheels, and suspension set 15mm lower than the saloon are amongst its eye-catching features.

On the optional AMG line, figure-holding sport seats with integrated head restraints, a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section, and sports pedals add to its sporty appeal. Equipped with a high level of standard specifications, buyers can choose from an extensive list of options that includes additional paint finishes, upholstery and trim variants, and additional soft-top colours of dark brown, dark blue, dark red, or black.

Amongst these is a Cabriolet comfort package that includes Aircap, an electric draught stop system, and Airscarf, neck-level heating for driver and front passenger - features that extend the open-top season while ensuring occupants enjoy maximum open-air comfort, even at low temperatures.

As one would expect in a car of this class, high-tech comfort elements, safety systems, and driver assistance features abound. These include a roll-over protection system specific to the Cabriolet, along with all of the connectivity and compatibility features modern drivers demand. Standard are attention assist to warn the driver against drowsiness, and collision prevention assist plus, to help prevent collisions by applying brake pressure. Available also are a host of other driver assistance features of which distrionic plus, brake assist, and active lane keeping assist are examples.

To boost carrying space, rear seats fold individually. The AMG line comes with special bumpers and sills, 18-inch light alloy wheels and AMG body styling features.

For more information contact Michael Moore Mercedes-Benz on (090 ) 6403000.

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