You can drive with the top down, even in January, in your 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet, thanks to the technology of the AIRSCARF and AIRCAP. Watch this video for a demonstration.
AIRCAP is an automatic wind deflector, allows draft-free open-top motoring at the push of a button – including for rear-seat passengers. Operating the AIRCAP switch in the center console raises a wind deflector above the windscreen and causes the rear head rests to rise up with a draft-stop in position between them. This Mercedes-Benz innovation deflects the air flow higher above the passenger compartment when the roof is down, and reduces turbulence in the rear, dramatically increasing comfort on long journeys.
The AIRCAP system automatically adapts to the number of occupants. If rear seat belts are fastened, the system recognizes that there are passengers in the rear and automatically changes the position of the draft-stop. Raising the wind deflector on the windscreen and the rear draft-stop increases the height of the airflow above the passenger compartment. This significantly reduces the amount of turbulence and drafts affecting front and rear passengers. There is also a noticeable reduction in noise. If AIRCAP is switched on, the wind deflector automatically retracts when the engine is turned off and the ignition key removed. On restarting the engine the deflector automatically returns to the open position, assuming the roof has not been closed in the meantime. The rear draft-stop can be lowered independently of the deflector at the push of a button. There is no need for any inconvenient installation or removal of parts.
The AIRSCARF neck-level heating system makes open-top motoring a pleasure even in low temperatures. Adjustable air vents in the head restraints release warm air to create a pleasantly warm environment around the necks of driver and passenger. The temperature can be set to one of three levels as desired. The air to be heated passes via a grille into a PTC heating element (PTC = Positive Temperature Coefficient). A fan then regulates the required rate of output. This is automatically matched to the vehicle's driving speed.
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