Mercedes-Benz has announced that they shall be launching the E-Class Cabriolet in India by the end of 2014. The last generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet was one of the best cars from the German manufacturers, a perfect blend of the everything good about a classic Mercedes. With its conventional soft top combined with a state of the art air scarf system that ensures negligible wind noise and buffering inside the cabin when the roof is down, the E-Class cabriolet was one of the best convertible cars on the market till Mercedes-Benz discontinued it in 2013. Now though, Mercedes-Benz India will relaunch the E-Class convertible with the facelifted exteriors and interiors like on the sedan.
Estimated Price is in the range of Rs. 80 Lakhs. (Ex-Showroom)
Specifications And Features:
The exteriors of the E400 is most likely to offer the same styling package that is available on the E63 AMG with a set of sportier front and rear bumpers. The large 18-inch wheels with 235/35 R18 tyres up front and 255/30 R18 tyres on the rear will accentuate the sporty potential of this large executive cabriolet.
Inside, we can expect the same dashboard that does duty in the E-Class sedan to feature in the E-Class cabriolet. Expect a host of wooden and leather trims available to future owners as a part of Mercedes-Benz’s customisation program.
The Mercedes-Benz convertible will come with the E400 nomenclature, one that has never been used in India before. The 2014 E400 comes with a 3.0-litre, V6 engine, which produces peak power of 328 BHP at 5500 RPM and 480 Nm of peak torque between 1400-4000 RPM. The powerful engine propels the E400 convertible from 0-100 KMPH in a brisk 5.3 seconds on to a limited top speed of 250 KMPH. The engine is mated to the 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed, dual clutch automatic gearbox that offers seamless shifts.
The Mercedes-Benz Convertible will go up against the likes of the BMW 6 Series Cabriolet, and it will be an ode to the Mercedes of the 20’s and 30’s. A refined classic and a must have for those with a taste for all things Old School.
Source: Economic Times