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Report: New Mercedes C-Class Cabrio to be called CLR?Enlarge Photo
The new model will likely be called the ‘CLR’ and will feature a two-door body with seating for four. There are apparently no plans for a C-Class Coupe but anything could change before the expected 2010 release date. Most components will be shared with the C-Class sedan - even the CLR’s wheelbase will be the same.
The new CLR, as previewed in these renderings, would share most of its features with its sedan cousin. Expect the same interior and feature list, as well as the same engine options. The base engine will be a four-cylinder petrol unit producing 156hp (115kW), while the range topper will be powered by Mercedes’ 3.5L V6 mated to a 7G-TRONIC gearbox. Expect to see a C63 AMG model equipped with the familiar 6.2L V8 engine further down the track.
Mercedes’ strategy with the new model is target the gap between the 1-series and 3-series Cabrio models. While no official details have been released, AutoBild is reporting that it could cost around €35,000 (approximately $49,250). Of course, U.S. pricing would be substantially lower.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabrio renderings