What should I be paying?
With prices starting at just over £40,000, the C-Class Cabriolet costs around £4,000 more than an equivalent C-Class Coupe. Its fuel economy doesn’t take too much of a dent compared to the saloon, too, which is welcome.
If running costs matter then the C220d diesel is doubtless the best choice, at least on paper – it claims nearly 60mpg, with 126g/km of CO2 emissions. But in a post-Dieselgate world, the C200 petrol might be a more pleasant choice, and it comes with some electrical help to cut emissions and boost acceleration. It’s not a proper hybrid, but it’s cleverer than entry-level petrols usually are. Oh, and it comes with the option of four-wheel drive if you want a fully all-season convertible.