2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet will be priced close to the CLK convertible

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

There have been reports about the pricing for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet. With the Cabriolet's bigger size and added equipment, it might come as a surprise to buyers that it is priced similarly to the smaller CLK convertible it replaces.

A spokesman revealed that Mercedes-Benz expects the E-class soft-top to be priced at about $56,000 for the V-6 E350 and about $65,000 for the V-8 E550 (which makes it about $8,000 more expensive than the coupe on which the Cabriolet is based).

Mercedes is keeping pricing information from the public until the Cabriolet goes on sale on May 10. A sedan and a coupe in the new-generation E-class family had been launched last June.

And this June, a station wagon goes on sale. Mercedes-Benz had preferred a fold-down soft top for the E-class convertible rather than a hard top. The CLK convertible and coupe were based on the smaller C class; however, they were discontinued at the end of the 2009 model year with the June launch of the new E-class coupe.

The Cabriolet, which uses the E-class coupe platform, is about 185 inches long. Comparably, it is seven inches shorter than the E-class sedan and two inches longer than the defunct CLK.

Christian Frueh, chief engineer for the coupe and convertible, said that despite its soft top, the new convertible is a "four seasons, four people" car primarily because of added comfort features.

Consumers are certain to love the fact that there is less wind turbulence for all four passengers. This is reduced by the Cabriolet's new electric wind deflector (aka air cap). The 2.5-inch deflector with a net is electronically controlled and is located on top of the windshield frame.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto...
by - December 8, 2016
WM Motor, a new China-based automaker, recently revealed its forthcoming lineup consisting of affordable electric vehicles. While there is a company is the U.S. that has the same name, they...
by - December 8, 2016
Even when Aston Martin has been mum about the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar, Marek Reichman at least has something new to say. In a recent interview with Australia’s Motoring, the...
by - December 8, 2016
The people at Mercedes-Benz are rejoicing. This is simply because for the first time since 1979, Mercedes-Benz has assembled 20,000 – and still counting – examples of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class....
by - December 8, 2016
When Donkervoort Automobielen BV unveiled its Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS limited edition in May 2016, customer interest has been so overwhelming that the Lelystad, Netherlands-based carmaker sold out this one-of-a-kind vehicle...
by - December 8, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries