Anna – 2016 Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet
A topless Mercedes C-Class. And a very good one it is too – banish your prejudices. Mercedes has thrown a lot of engineering at this car, and a refined, relaxed and rather handsome cabrio has resulted, which will cause the BMW 4-Series Convertible, a car that despite its folding hard-top looks much plainer, all sorts of nightmares.
A relaxed 90 km/h mooch is obviously the car’s favourite habitat. It’s not powerful, but it’s such a relaxing cruiser with its 9-speed automatic.
The C-Class Cabriolet gets a duo of turbulence-reducing gadgets. Click the button on the centre console and the Aircap – a sort of table tennis net that lives in the windscreen header rail – rises electrically into the airstream, forcing airflow over the cabin. Meanwhile, an electric wind deflector behind the rear seats tidies up the airflow and stops it cascading backwards into the cabin and ruffling your collar.
The perfect choice to just waft along with your friends or family on a nice summer day.