2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet now available at US dealerships, priced from $66,300

Article by Christian A., on November 22, 2017

Mercedes-Benz just made an announcement that the 2018 E Class Cabriolet has finally landed in the United States. If you had not known, the E Class will be positioned in between the C and the S-Class convertibles. In fact, the E Class is being marketed as a luxury drop top that will have both a pure, elegant design, with long distance comfort just enough for four occupants.

As its name suggests, it will have a number of similarities with an E Class Coupe, except it will feature a fabric soft top in several colour options like black, red, dark blue, and dark brown. No matter which colour the customer selects, all of them will have the same feature, which promises to reduce both wind and road noise. It is fully automatic with sophisticated insulation that cuts down wind and noise when driving on the highway. In only 20 seconds, the top can fully be opened and closed, while traveling at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour). The roof then folds into a compartment in the trunk after opening.

Aside from the convertible fabric roof, the E Class Cabriolet comes with remarkable options including a heat reflecting leather upholstery, an Aircap wind deflector, as well as an Airscarf neck level heating system.

Those who are interested could get their hands on an E-Class Cabriolet, which has a starting price of $66,300. For that price, you will get the base model that comes equipped with a twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 engine that carries out 329 horsepower (245 kilowatts) and 354 pound-feet (479 Newton-metres) of torque. This engine works with a nine speed automatic transmission too. As for performance, it can hit 60 miles per hour from standstill in 5.5 seconds, while returning as much as 20 miles per gallon (city) / 26 mpg (highway).

Inside the cabin, one could find a standard 12.3 inch display like that of the E-Class sedan. This could even be combined with an optional 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster to double the screen size, which will float just above the dashboard.

For the sake of comparison, the 2018 E-Class Cabriolet is generally a bit bigger. Being five inches longer, 2.9 inches wider, 1.4 inches taller, and with an extra 4.4 inches in the wheelbase, it gives passengers more space compared to its predecessor.

Another option for customers to choose from would be the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet. This one, on the other hand, costs a little more at $68,800, and it comes with an all-wheel drive system instead. As for the engine, it gets the same as the standard model. Overall, the convertible can go a little faster than the standard model, taking only 5.3 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour.

Press Release

The new 2018 E-Class Cabriolet

Now on sale at U.S. dealers, the all-new E-Class Cabriolet is poised for any change in season. Available for the first time with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the E-Class Cabriolet also boasts AIRCAP® wind deflector and AIRSCARF® neck-level heating technology to enhance comfort when driving with the top down.

The new E-Class Cabriolet four-seater combines pure, elegant design with long- distance comfort for four occupants and the latest E-Class technology. When the soft top is up, the E-Class Cabriolet has a silhouette similar to that of the E-Class Coupe and displays the same expressive proportions and clean lines. The 'hot and cool' design idiom represents both elegance and intelligence, and shapes the appearance of the Cabriolet, which nevertheless exudes a unique character - especially when the soft top is down.

Open-air driving comfort all year

Maximum open-air comfort makes the E-Class Cabriolet a pleasure to drive. Mercedes-Benz was the first manufacturer to bring neck-level heating to market with AIRSCARF® technology, which makes top-down driving enjoyable even at low temperatures by circulating warm air around the neck area in cooler weather. The available AIRCAP® system was developed specifically for Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and consists of an electric wind deflector inconspicuously integrated into the roof frame and an electric wind blocker behind the rear seats. At the press of a button, this system reduces the interior turbulence for the rear passengers as well. A number of additional features make the E-Class Cabriolet suitable for all seasons and weather conditions:

Acoustic soft top insulated to protect against heat and cold
Heat-reflecting leather in conjunction with leather appointments
Individually folding rear seat backrests with through-loading feature
Available 4MATIC all-wheel drive
MAGIC VISION CONTROL® - the intelligent and highly efficient wash/wipe system for the windscreen – is heated when the outside temperature falls to prevent snow or ice from sticking in winter.
Starting at $66,300 for the E400 Cabriolet and $68,800 for the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet (not including $995 destination & delivery), the E-Class Cabriolet joins a range of convertibles in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The extensive Mercedes-Benz Cabrio family includes the smart electric drive cabriolet, C-Class Cabriolet, recently redesigned S-Class Cabriolet, SLC, SL and AMG GT and GT C Roadsters and the ultra-exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet.

Premium-class fabric soft top

With the new E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz is continuing its tradition of high- caliber cabriolets with a classic fabric soft top. Available in dark brown, dark blue, red or black, the fully automatic acoustic soft top features sophisticated insulation that reduces wind and driving noise at highway speeds. The soft-top structure and insulation has an equally positive effect on climate control and comfort, making the Cabriolet suitable for use year-round.

Even with the top down, the trunk capacity offers a high level of everyday practicality, with enough space to store luggage for a weekend getaway. The 50:50 folding rear seat backrests create a through-loading feature in the interior – another advantage when it comes to daily driving.

Larger and more luxurious: interior comfort for four

Compared with its predecessor, the new E-Class Cabriolet has grown in length, width, wheelbase, and boasts a wider track. Its considerably larger footprint benefits passengers in the rear in particular. On each of the four high-quality seats - which all feel like individual seats in their own right - passengers can all enjoy true comfort even on long journeys.

The luxurious seats for all four occupants feature a sporty sculpted individual-seat character. Standard-fit automatic belt presenters for the front seats help the occupants to fasten their seat belts.

Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets

smart fortwo electric drive cabrio (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Cabriolet
Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet (4MATIC)
Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet (4MATIC)
Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz SLC300 Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG SLC43 Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz SL450 Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG SL63 Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG SL65 Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster (RWD)
Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet (RWD)

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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