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Mercedes-Benz removes E-class' roof

20.10.2017

Having launched the performance AMG E43 and E63 together with the svelte Coupe in June, Mercedes-Benz South Africa has now released pricing details for the E-class Cabriolet.

Sitting 15 mm closer to the ground than the sedan, the Cabriolet retains the same basic silhouette as the Coupe, with the obvious difference being the fabric soft-top that can open and close at speeds up to 50 km/h in 20 seconds.

Available in four colour options, brown, blue, red and black, the roof structure features multi-layers of sound insulation materials to reduce wind noise, with additional equipment being Benz's Airscarf and Aircap wind deflector. Despite its newfound open-top glamour, boot space is rated at 310-litres with roof open and at 385-litres with the top up.

Made from aluminium and lightweight sheet steel, the E-class Cabriolet comes fitted as standard with Mercedes-Benz's Agility Control suspension and Dynamic Select with three modes; Comfort, Sport and Sport+, while the four mode (Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual) Air Body Control multi-chamber air suspension can be had as an option.

The interior meanwhile mirrors that of the sedan and Coupe with base models coming equipped with a seven-inch instrument cluster and a 8.4-inch central display, while the impressive 12.3-inch TFT display with three different background colours, Classic, Sport and Progressive, can be had as an option. In addition, the Cabriolet can also be specified with a selection of wood and leather details, as well as a ambient lighting setup with 64 colours.

Up front, the Cabriolet remains mechanically unchanged from the sedan and Coupe with a choice of two turbocharged petrol engines and a single four-cylinder turbodiesel, all mated to a 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox.

In terms of petrol power, the base E300 serves up 180 kW and 370 Nm of torque from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, while the E400 comes powered by a 3.0-litre V6 developing 245 kW and 480 Nm of torque. Unlike its smaller sibling, the E400 comes with 4Matic all-wheel drive as standard. The sole oil burner in the range also serves as base model in the form of the E220d, whose 2.0-litre mill cranks out 143 kW and 400 Nm of torque.

 

PRICING

MODEL PRICE
E220d Cabriolet R919 500
E300 Cabriolet R955 500
E400 Cabriolet 4Matic R1 134 500

Article written by Autodealer
20.10.2017
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