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Mercedes completes E-Class family with Cabriolet. Image by Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes completes E-Class family with Cabriolet
Plush four-seat open-top E-Class Cabriolet revealed by Mercedes.
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What's all this about?

It's the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, the last (we think) of five models in this particular family. It comes only weeks after Mercedes unveiled the very-closely-related E-Class Coupe and offers luxury four-seat open-top motoring for those who think the C-Class Cabriolet is just a bit too snug, and the S-Class Cabriolet a bit too grandiose.

So how does it differ from the E-Class Coupe?

Erm... it has a folding fabric roof.

Don't be flippant!

We're trying not to be! Honestly, it's a very, very similar car to the E-Class Coupe. This is no bad thing, as that's a good-looking machine and thus so is the Cabriolet. The multi-layered, acoustic hood can be raised or lowered on the hoof (at speeds of up to 31mph) in just 20 seconds and you can have it in four colours: dark brown, dark blue, dark red and black (dark by its very nature). The Cabrio sits 15mm closer to the ground than the E-Class Saloon and it has a boot that stands at 385 litres with the hood in place, or 310 litres with it stowed away. In the back are 50:50 split-folding rear seats to maximise practicality.

And how about the cabin?

A strict four-seater, the Cabriolet is bigger in all dimensions than its predecessor, meaning passengers in both rows have a bit more room in which to luxuriate. It's an E-Class, so expect a tonne of standard-fit and, more to the point, optional tech (including those two gorgeous 12.3-inch TFT screens for the dashboard) that you'd find elsewhere in the E-Class family, with the addition of Airscarf neck-level heating, the Aircap draught-stop system (a little flap pops up on the header rail when the roof is lowered), heated seats in all four positions and heat-reflective leather, available in five colours, for the upholstery. As if anyone would be so frightfully gauche as to wear shorts when boarding an E-Class Cabrio in the first place...

What's under the bonnet?

Mercedes simply says a 'choice of powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines', so we'll take a punt and assert that the E 200, E 220 d, E 300 and E 400 4Matic drivetrains of the Coupe will be found in the Cabriolet. The 4Matic bit is interesting, as this is the first time an E-Class Cabriolet has had all-corners traction, while the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic will be standard-fit across the board. That 15mm-lowered suspension kicks off with the comfort-tuned Direct Control passive set-up, with adjustable damping Dynamic Body Control the next step up. Air Body Control is where you want to be, though, because this multi-chamber air suspension gives any E-Class the most sumptuous ride possible.

Is that it for now?

Yup, we'll bring you exact specs, prices and UK specifications, as and when they become available.



Matt Robinson - 1 Mar 2017

Earlier articles featuring 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2016-12-13: Mercedes adds Coupe to E-Class clan
2016-09-20: Mercedes E-Class Estate goes off-road


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