2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet First Review

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Mercedes-Benz is geared up to launch the E-Class Cabriolet in India tomorrow. Will the topless E have the kind of aspirational value to justify its price tag? We bring you the details of the India-spec Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet. Get new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet detailed review for prices, looks, design, engine specifications and other features on zigwheels.

 

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet in action

 

 

Mercedes-Benz has started the New Year with a one track mind, to regain the no.1 spot in the luxury car market. And to achieve that target, the Stuttgart based car maker has already introduced the new CLA-Class, the C-Class diesel and more recently the 2015 B-Class. Next in line are the CLS 250 CDI Coupe and the E-Class Cabriolet, a step towards the 15 in ’15 strategy. 

 

 

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

 

Looks: 

The E-Class sedan is quite a good looking car, but in this Cabriolet form, it looks even better. At the front the neatly laid out single-slat mesh grille with the large three-pointed star logo doesn’t stick out as much as in the standard version. On either side of the grille the E Cabriolet get those familiar looking LED headlights. The bumper with the large air dams gives the front a dash of aggression. In profile it looks similar to the standard E-Class except that this one has two doors instead of four. Clear lines and proportions characterize the side design of the E-Class Cabriolet. The long bonnet and elongated beltline along with 17-inch light-alloy wheels make a striking visual statement. The rear sports the same LED taillights but aside from that gets an additional touch of chrome above the registration plate. 

 

 

New Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet

 

 

Engine: 

In this range-topping Cabriolet form, Mercedes-Benz has decided to plunk a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 that makes a maximum power output of 333 horses and peak torque of 480Nm. Thanks to the larger more powerful unit, the E400 Cabriolet can cross three-digit speeds in just 5.3 seconds and record a top speed of 250kmph. Mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox, the shift characteristics can be preset from economical to dynamic modes. For those who want to take matters in their hands, there the E400 Cabriolet also get paddle shifters. Moreover, to ensure that the car returns good efficiency in city riding conditions, it comes equipped with the ECO start/stop function. 

 

 

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet rear

 

 

Features: 

The E-Class Cabriolet will come equipped with the works. It gets a 7-inch TFT display with the Mercedes COMAND Online system that also gets a hard drive navigation system. The Stuttgart-based car will also introduce a unique Mercedes-Benz App to enhance the internet connectivity experience. To ensure a 360 degree surround sound, Mercedes has fitted it with the Logic 7 technology from Harmon Kardon with 5.1 multi-channel recordings. 

 

In terms of safety the E400 Cabriolet comes with a 360° camera and Active Parking Assist, keyless go, tyre pressure monitor and adaptive high beam assist.  Moreover, it also gets ABS, ESP and Hill Start Assist.  

 

Price:

In the Indian market the E-Class Cabriolet doesn't quite have a direct competitor. Set to be launched tomorrow, we expect Mercedes-Benz to bring in the E400 Cabriolet at around Rs 75 lakh. 

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