A GT C ROADSTER is among a range of new or updated Benzes to feature in 2017, according to a leaked Mercedes document published on the UK’s Autocar website.
The new GT C is expected to feature a folding fabric roof, just like the model it essentially replaces; the SLS Roadster.
A GT C Coupe is due to follow in the second half of 2017. Autocar believes this is meant to refer to a facelift for the coupe, though as the GT only emerged in 2015 it’s possible this is a new variant to join a line-up that already features mid-range S and hardcore R versions.
The roadmap document outlines other models for 2017, including the extension of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan with Cabriolet and Coupe versions - plus a new All Terrain model that is likely to mimic jacked-up passenger cars such as the VW Passat Alltrack and Subaru Outback.
There’s also a facelift marked for the S-Class, a GLA Coupe that is reported to be simply a facelift of the regular GLA, and the Pickup that herald’s the German brand’s first ever ute.
The GT Roadster would become the sixth convertible in Mercedes-Benz’s range, joining the SLK and SL sports cars, and the Cabriolet versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class and S-Class.
Expect the drop-top supercar to be revealed in the not too distant future, with a public debut at September’s Paris motor show likely.