NCAP Value: Not Available
Insurance Group: 21E
Fuel Economy (Combined): 44.1mpg
Car Tax: £145
Whatever the summer brings, you’ll be ready to make the most of it with the Cascada. With its streamlined profile and bold stance, the Cascada is that rare thing: a full-size, four-seat convertible that looks just as stylish with the roof up or down. Inside the quality of the craftsmanship is clear. Everything from the materials to the choice of technology has been hand-picked. When the sun shines so does the Cascada, its high quality fabric roof opens in only 17 seconds. And when the outlook turns the warmth and protection of the dual-layered roof can be experienced in just 19 seconds. A century after the 30-98 appeared, we’ve returned to that classic territory with our first full-size convertible since the 1930s. The Cascada has inherited the elegance of its open top predecessors, while modern design has provided it with the rigidity and driveability of a hard top. So you can appreciate an inspiring driving experience, rain or shine. Convincing all year usability to the glamorous world of convertible, t he Cascada is of excellent quality, easy to drive and has a dynamic design. Whichever angle you view the Cascada from, you will notice a combination of beauty and elegance mixed with attitude.
Purposeful and inviting, the Cascada’s unmistakable profile is desirable from every angle. Whether it’s out on the road or parked on your driveway, the elegant lines, sculpted body and familiar ‘blade’ styling give the Cascada its striking, expressive look – one that you won’t forget any time soon. When your convertible has the right kind of roof, there’s no need to keep one eye on the weather forecast. On the most inclement of days the Cascada’s duallayered Black fabric roof will keep you warm and dry. It takes just 17 seconds to open and 19 seconds to close. You can even operate it on the move – at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Top up or top down you’re free to enjoy all weather knowing that when the sunshine makes a comeback, the convertible experience is only moments away. You can also choose an optional triple-layered acoustic fabric roof in Black or Malbec. With its multiple layers it won’t just keep you warm it also provides additional soundproofing making motorway cruising as enjoyable as an open-top drive through the country. Developed with comfort and practicality in mind, the Cascada’s interior is stylish and well-equipped. Soft-touch Morrocana dashboard, colour-contrasted seat piping and tailored stitching add a touch of luxury and panache. And technology plays its part too. Electronic front seatbelt presenters, standard on Elite models, automatically push the belts forward so you don’t have to turn around. It’s just another thoughtful touch that makes the Cascada ideal for everyday driving.
Don’t let the Cascada’s looks distract you from what really
matters. This four-seat convertible is a real driver’s car.
Choose turbo power from multi-valve petrol or diesel engines
with up to 200PS available from the 1.6i Direct Injection petrol
unit. And thanks to its outstandingly rigid sports chassis and
HiPerStrut front suspension, the soft top doesn’t cost you an
ounce of dynamism or driveability.
The Cascada has been engineered to combine the broad stance
and elegant lines of a luxury cabriolet with the cornering, control
and responsiveness of a hard top. Plus the optional FlexRide
system will deliver an even sharper response and greater
precision during cornering and provide you with a more relaxed
ride for long-distance cruising. So you can enjoy an exciting
driving experience, rain or shine. Safety is a number one priority in every car, which is why every
Cascada benefits from a reassuring array of safety technology. Front
and side airbags, reinforced steel windscreen pillars and the pop-up
roll-over bar system are designed to help keep you safe should the
unthinkable happen. A substantially
reinforced chassis improves stability, while reinforced
tubular-steel pillars give the front section extra rigidity.
Combined with the Cascada’s high-strength, steel
passenger safety cell, these features enhance the overall
safety of the car and improve steering response. One of the most
important safety features in the Cascada is one you’re
extremely unlikely to ever see: the steel roll-over bars and
safety cage behind the rear seats. If the car should roll over,
the bars react instantaneously, accelerating upwards to help
protect you and your passengers from the impact. In addition to
the roll-over bars, the Cascada also comes with active head
restraints that automatically move forward and upwards to
help minimise the risk of whiplash injury and guard against
other head and upper body injuries.
The Cascada can be equipped with the very
latest Bi-Xenon Adaptive Forward Lighting
Plus (AFL+) headlight system as an option.
This uses a front-mounted camera, rain
sensor and steering angle input to improve
visibility and safety by automatically
adjusting the strength of your headlights to
suit different speeds, manoeuvres, weather
conditions and traffic situations.
By introducing a range of state-of-the-art electronic driver aids we’ve made driving the
Cascada easier and safer. The innovative front camera system reads the road and informs
you about what’s ahead.
A clever traffic sign recognition feature makes
sure you’re constantly made aware of speed limits, even
temporary ones. It continually monitors road signs, and
gives you a warning if you unintentionally stray over the
limit. It can even read and display motorway electronic signs
related to speed limits like rain or snow warnings.
With a lane departure warning system, the vehicle uses the front
camera system to recognise lane marking lines. If the
vehicle leaves its lane without you signalling, an audible
warning sound is given. This helps prevent potential
accidents and makes you aware of your concentration
levels or tiredness.
FDI constantly shows the distance
1 2 3 4
to the leading vehicle on the instrument panel, helping you
to maintain a safe distance. In addition, FCA (active at
speeds above 25mph) warns you visually and audibly if you
approach a slower-moving vehicle too quickly. It will then
use Automatic Brake Intervention technology to apply the
brakes, slowing the car to as little as 10mph if required.
All three of these features are available as part of the
Driver Assistance Pack, for an optional extra cost. Alongside a side blind spot alert feature, to assist in preventing a
potential collision with a vehicle in the lane either side of the
car by continuously monitoring both blind spots. If a vehicle
enters one of those blind spots, a warning light flashes in
the relevant door mirror. Available as part of the optional
Perimeter Protection Pack.
Roof up or roof down, an audio system with
seven premium speakers and digital radio
fills the Cascada with sound. And with USB
connectivity and Bluetooth® together with
the availability of satellite navigation
systems you’re guaranteed to be kept
informed and up to date while on the move.
Standard on both models, the CD 600
IntelliLink system features digital radio with 20 watts per
channel output and seven speakers. By seamlessly
integrating your smartphone with IntelliLink technology and
displaying the most important functions on the 7-inch colour
display, the audio unit sets new standards for comfort,
connectivity and safety. Make calls, audiostream your music
via Bluetooth® or with Gracenote® file management via
USB, listen to incoming SMS or view pictures uploaded via
USB – your hands always stay on the steering wheel with
integrated controls. For increased safety, incoming SMS are
delivered vocally when under way with the possibility to call
back or send a predefined message. They are also shown in
the display, but only when the car is stationary
. A USB
interface lets you hook up most MP3 players, smartphones
or USB sticks to your Cascada’s infotainment system and
access music, podcasts and other files via the steering
wheel remote controls. And with Bluetooth
® technology you
get hands-free operation of most mobile phones. Featuring the very
latest in satellite navigation with 7-inch colour screen, the Cascada offers an optional Navi 650 satellite navigation system to give you fast access to map data and
points of interest, keeping you informed and on the move, whilst showing you the fastest, shortest or the most
economical route, covering all major link roads and streets.