Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet 2018
The E-Class Cabriolet is the convertible body version of the E Class 2016 and substitute of the E-Class Cabriolet that Mercedes-Benz put on sale in 2009 (test) and that updated in 2014. It measures 4,83 meters of length, 12 centimeters more Than the previous model and exactly the same as the E-Class Coupe 2017.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the same quality standards have been followed in the manufacture of the tarpaulin as in the S-Class Cabriolet, and “provides a very high level of sound insulation that allows passengers to converse without having to raise the pitch Of voice “, something that we will verify as soon as we can drive the vehicle. The drive is fully automatic and takes 20 seconds to complete the folding and unfolding process, an operation that can be performed at speeds up to 50 km / h. It can be ordered in four different colors: brown, blue, garnet or black.
The trunk has 385 liters of capacity, 40 less than the E-Class Coupe and 5 less than the model it replaces. That of an Audi A5 Cabrio is virtually identical, although it has a smaller body (380 l and 4.67 m in length) while that of a BMW 6 Series Cabrio is a little smaller (350 l and 4.89 m of length). When the top is folded, it is collected in the trunk in a slot intended for that purpose that subtracts 75 liters of its total capacity. The backrest of the rear seats can be folded into two separate sections (50:50).
Optionally, the E-Class Cabriolet can have the package “Comfort Package”, which includes an aerodynamic deflector located at the top of the windscreen -AIRCAP; Image – another one between the two rear seats (picture) and a system that emits hot air at the nape of the neck of the occupants of the front seats (AIRSCARF). The air conditioner has a specific program that distinguishes if it is circulated with the folded or deployed ceiling and adapts its operation.
As with other Class E models, the Cabriolet can have three types of suspension. The standard (DIRECT CONTROL) leaves the body 15 mm closer to the ground than the E-Class Sedan, but you can also order one with electronically controlled dampers (DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL) and another with air springs (AIR BODY CONTROL). With the latter two you can choose the degree of hardness through the driving mode selector.
At the moment, Mercedes-Benz has not provided information on the range of engines for this car, but should not be very different from the E-Class Coupé (E 220d of 190 hp, E 300 of 245 hp and E 400 of 333 hp ). The gearbox will always be nine-speed automatic (9G-TRONIC), while the traction may be in the rear wheels or in the four (4MATIC).
There are several multimedia systems. The simplest has a seven-inch screen with a resolution of 1000 by 600 pixels and an instrument panel consisting of two needle indicators and an additional screen of 8.4 inches. The two most complete have two 12.3-inch displays with a resolution of 1920 by 720 pixels (one for instrumentation and one for other functions). The instrumentation can be configured with three different aspects to those that Mercedes-Benz calls “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”.
The safety and driver assistance systems are the same as the E-Class Coupé. These include the following: automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection, an active speed programmer with stop and restart of the gear in jams and ability to keep the vehicle inside the lane (it is capable of making small turns with The flywheel) or led lights with adaptive lighting.
As protection elements in case of overturning, the E-Class Cabriolet has two safety arches behind the rear seats that are deployed automatically. Optionally you can also have a curtain airbag located on the top of the doors and side airbags in the rear seats.