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.