Some scholars have expressed the convertible segment is dying. Mercedes-Benz thinks otherwise. With the brand-new E-class cabriolet, the roll now features an extraordinary six convertibles, the C, E and S-class (including a Maybach derived), the SLC-class, the SL-class, and the AMG GT roadster. And that’s not determining the foolish Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, because only 99 will be made, none of which are ordained for U.S. selling.
The brand-new E-class convertible, making its beginning next week at the Geneva auto show, is arguably the most pretty. The shoulder formation, which takes the countenance of a crease in the C- and S-class, is artfully compounded on the E-class, with no distinct lengths. The taillights are thin and crosswise. Even with the elective AMG formation styling collection, the automobile looks oppressed and dandified, although the quality trim looks acceptable in our belief. This convertible merits from the benevolent magnitude of its brand-new platform. analyzed with its precursor, the automobile is 5.0 inches longer and 2.9 inches beamy and drives on a 4.4-inch-longer wheelbase. The rear rooms are more large than before, they also offer accessible heaters. In a path, this is the first actual E-class convertible since the W124 of the early and middle-1990s. That automobile was regenerated by the CLK, which had far more in communal with the small C-class. The outbound E-class coupe and cabriolet acted that come, overlapping their line and wheelbase magnitudes with the C. The brand-new model, like the brand-new 2018 E-class car, is based on the E-class sedan for actual. And that certainly helps to identify it from the C-class cabriolet.
Perhaps the only abject part is that there’s no V-8 in the E-class roll, except for the Mercedes-AMG E63 that won’t be supplied as a cabriolet. U.S. customers get a 329-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, traded under the E400 appellation. Down the roadway, there might be a 3.0-liter inline-six raised by an electric compressor and a turbocharger, supplying more than 400 horsepower and mart as the AMG E50. But such a model is still some path off, for now, the E400 is it. Its twin-turbo V-6 is united with a nine-speed automatic. All-wheel drive, you expected it, is elective. The E-class convertible’s power-operated fabric top is heavily soft, has indoor roof lighting and comes in four colors, red, black, dark blue and dark brown.
The windshield framework is completed in fancify or mixture aluminum, being on the trim. jury from our model drive, it will be virtually hopeless to express the cabriolet from a coupe from the inside when the top is up. When it’s down, an effort that takes just 20 seconds and can be performed at accelerates up to 30 mph—the accessible Airscarf system, which strokes lukewarm breezed around the necks of the front travelers, combines with Mercedes’ Aircap, a turbulence-reducing wing that rises from the screen line, to create a less leaky situation in chilly weather. Just one instance of the Mercedes attention to fact, an elective model of the windshield wipers—carrying the somewhat abject name supernatural imagination command—features exact software for the convertible. When the top is moved, windshield-washer liquid is given chiefly while the wipers are moving descending, so the inhabitants don’t get scattered.
The convertible will offer all the constant E-class car features, including the accessible digital device agglomeration, air mixture, and adaptive cruise command with driving aid. Determining hasn’t been publicized, as the automobile won’t come merchants until late 2017. We expect, however, that the E400 cabriolet will aculeu in the middle-$60,000 range, put between BMW’s 4-series and 6-series convertibles and close to the Audi S5 cabriolet.