2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible Scooped With Red Soft Top

Stuttgart is performing the last tweaks on the newest addition to its new C-Class range, the Convertible, before the car celebrates its global debut in Geneva, on March 1.

While the three-pointed star has started the teasing game for its new drop-top, by releasing a sketch over the weekend, testing continues with this prototype ditching the black soft-top for a red one.

The C-Class Cabrio’s design will mirror the one of its two brothers, the sedan and estate versions of the C-Class and, since it shares the same architecture and tech, it will also benefit from the same engine lineup, which will use a mix of four-, six- and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel units.

In North America, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible is rumored to come in four versions, the 242hp C300, 362hp C450, 476hp C63 AMG and 503hp C63 AMG S. The first examples of the vehicle are expected to arrive this summer.