Mercedes E-Class Coupe takes its roof off

  • Open-air and luxury with AWD for winter
  • E-Class comfort in two-door convertible
  • New high-tech gear for passengers
  • 2017 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS CONVERTIBLE: Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress
    2017 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS CONVERTIBLE: Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress

    STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has completed its E-Class family with the introduction of the E-Class Cabriolet – a four-seater with a classic fabric soft top and “sensuous design with high long-distance comfort and the latest technology”.

    The tech bit includes, Mercedes says,  comprehensive smartphone integration with a wireless charging and key function, a widescreen cabin and the latest driving assistance systems.

    “Powerful engines and comfortable suspensions ensure a sporty and luxurious driving experience,” the Stuttgart automaker says. “The car can be equipped with the usual AirCap electric slipstream deflector and AirScarf neck heating for top-down comfort.”

    Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Cabriolet ( A 238 ), 2017
    ‘PURISTIC DESIGN’:  The E-Class Convertible, its maker says, “exudes a unique character”. Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress

    For the first time, the Cabriolet will be also available with 4Matic all-wheel drive.

    The car is the fifth and newest member of the E‑Class family, one renewed entirely since early 2016 and yet again has a fabric retractable roof.

    ‘OPEN-AIR COMFORT’

    Britta Seeger, management board member for M-B marketing, told The Corner in a media release: “Our passion for extraordinary vehicles, which we share with customers, is shown in our new E‑Class Cabriolet in a unique way.

    “It’s a car that lets people enjoy comfort and luxury in the open air,  When the soft top is up it has not only the silhouette and proportions of the Coupe but also puristic design with an emphasis on clean lines and sensuous forms.

    “The car exudes a unique character – especially with the top down.”

    Underline the dynamism of the Cabriolet, Mercedes adds, its “striking” front section with a low diamond grille, superior diode headlights – -Multibeam available – and a long bonnet with power domes.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Cabriolet ( A 238 ), 2017
    ‘JET RANGER’ TAIL LIGHTS? Mercedes says they are intended to remind of a jet-engine exhausts. Work for you? Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress

    “The tautly soft-top and window flow harmoniously into the muscular rear,” Merc adds. “Its elongated, sensuously sculpted, shoulders and two-piece but extremely slim diode tail lights emphasise the sporty character of the four-seater.”

    Said tail lights are supposed to make following drivers think “glow from  a jet engine”. How ‘Jet Rangers’.

    ‘HIGH-QUALITY DETAILS’

    They also flash and dance when the driver approaches the car – or leaves it.

    With the roof open, a harmony between exterior and interior design becomes apparent, Merc says, with the roof down.

    “It accentuates the high-quality details,” the company says. “A visual entity of polished aluminium (AMG Line has matte aluminium) is created by the trim frame on the A-pillar and windscreen along with the shoulderline  and a wide trim finish that surrounds the soft-top compartment.

    A third brake light has been integrated into this frame.

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    The car’s suspension is 15mm lower than that of the sedan to, Mercedes believes, “emphasise the luxuriously sporty character of the E-Class Cabriolet”.

    The whole package rides on 17″ alloy wheel rims/tyres.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Cabriolet ( A 238 ), 2017
    CLASSIC MERCEDES INTERIOR: Leather, screen-based data display, auto gearbox, power operation for both front seats and a disappearing roof.  Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress

     

     

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