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

Article by Christian A., 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

Recommended

Mitsubishi finally introduces the new Xpander MPV at the 2017 Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta Indonesia. Replacing the previous Expander, the new multipurpose vehicle will be mostly sold at...
by - August 16, 2017
Infiniti revealed its retro Prototype 9 race car before its slated debut at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next week. In a recent press release, the company not only disclosed...
by - August 16, 2017
In the United States, not many automakers offer crossovers with a diesel engine option, but Chevrolet does, with their 2018 Equinox. Those who opt for this engine will get some...
by - August 16, 2017
Here are some things that potential buyers of the Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition could look forward to for the 2018 model year. The 2018 models of the F-150 pickup...
by - August 15, 2017
We first saw the McLaren 720S earlier this year when it made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and we all agree that it is a beautiful car. But...
by - August 15, 2017
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