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Open-top luxurious fashions are the head of exclusivity within the automotive trade. With the all new E-Class Cabriolet of the A 238 mannequin sequence, Mercedes-Benz builds a historic arch by time from the very first open-top E-Class variant represented by the 25-year outdated A 124 technology as much as the primary trendy iteration of the E-Class Cabriolet, constructed on a technical platform derived from the BR213 sequence. The fifth mannequin of the brand new E-Class vary will probably be formally premiered in March, on the Geneva Motor Present 2017.
The brand new A 238 model will not be solely a drop-top model of the E-Class Coupe, however a automotive which delivers a formidable assertion on design and innovation. The outside styling options plain surfaces and muscular shoulders, which additional intensify a few of the placing particulars of the E-Class Cabriolet, similar to slim LED tail lights with star mud impact and the diamond grille with the centrally positioned three-pointed star.
The sporty character is additional underlined by the diminished floor clearance and the enlarged wheel arches which accomodate the high-diameter alloy wheels in a number of interesting designs. What’s extra, the brand new E-Class Cabriolet introduces a model new exterior paint job known as rubellite pink metallic. Numerous inside combos are attainable, amongst which price mentioning are the tizian pink/macchiato beige leather-based upholstery (provided as normal on the particular 25th Anniversary particular version mannequin) and the yacht blue/macchiato beige leather-based upholstery, which might be mixed be with open-pore or high-gloss mild wooden trims.
As well as, the A 238 mannequin sequence provides an in depth vary of comfort methods so as to improve the extent of consolation. First is the brand new MAGIC VISION CONTROL wiper system with Cabriolet system which sprays the optimum quantity of water on the windscreen as to make sure passengers keep dry even when the roof is down and the automotive is operating. Second come the AIRCAP wind deflector and the AIRSCARF heating resolution already identified from the SL and SLC, which stop undesirable drafts of air and contribute to the optimum local weather of the neck space so as to ship a pleasurable trip as if the highest can be up.
The premium mushy high is made up of cloth and provides good thermal and acoustic insulation. Going from coupe to convertible takes solely 20 seconds and might be executed at speeds of as much as 50 km/h. For extra exclusivity, the fabric roof might be ordered in one of many 4 colors obtainable: darkish brown, darkish blue, darkish pink or black. All of the technical and security developments seen on the brand new E-Class Limousine W 213 are to be discovered on the brand new E-Class Cabriolet as properly – the Widescreen Cockpit, the Contact Management buttons on the steering wheel, the MULTIBEAM LED headlights and the COMAND On-line are only a few of them.
For higher variability in addition to to enhance consolation, the brand new E-Class Cabriolet might be optionally geared up with the AIR BODY CONTROL suspension, which may also be mated with DYNAMIC SELECT as to additional personalize the using type. For the primary time in historical past, the E-Class Cabriolet may even be provided with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive traction. The 9G-TRONIC computerized gearbox will probably be normal on all engine variants. At first of gross sales, 4 distinct variations of the A 238 will probably be obtainable: E 200 with 184 hp, E 220 d with 194 hp, E 300 with 245 hp and the high-end E 400 4MATIC with 333 hp.
For extra detailed info on the brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, please seek the advice of the next press launch.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz is finishing its E-Class household with the brand new E-Class Cabriolet. This open four-seater with a basic cloth mushy high combines puristic, sensuous design with excessive long-distance consolation for 4 occupants and the newest know-how. This contains complete smartphone integration with a wi-fi charging and key operate, a widescreen cockpit and the newest help methods. Highly effective engines and comfy suspension methods guarantee a sporty and opulent driving expertise. On request the Cabriolet might be geared up with the AIRCAP electrical draught-stop system and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system – to reinforce consolation when driving with the roof down. For the primary time, the Cabriolet can be obtainable with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
The brand new Cabriolet is the fifth and youngest member of Mercedes-Benz’s E‑Class household, which has been renewed solely inside the area of 1 12 months. On the similar time, the model with the star is continuous its custom of high-calibre cabriolets with a basic cloth mushy high. “The fervour for extraordinary autos, which we share with our prospects, is mirrored in our new E‑Class Cabriolet in a novel manner. It’s a automotive that lets individuals get pleasure from consolation and luxurious within the open air,” says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Administration at Daimler AG with accountability for Mercedes-Benz Automobiles Advertising & Gross sales.
When the mushy high is up, the E‑Class Cabriolet has a silhouette just like that of the E‑Class Coupé and shows the identical expressive proportions. The shut ties between the 2 fashions are likewise obvious within the puristic design with the emphasis on surfaces with clear strains and sensuous kinds. Sizzling and funky in equal measure, the design idiom represents magnificence and intelligence. It’s what shapes the looks of the Cabriolet, which however exudes a novel character – particularly when the mushy high is down.
A placing entrance part with a low-positioned diamond radiator grille and centrally positioned star, LED Excessive Efficiency headlamps (or non-obligatory high-resolution MULTIBEAM LED headlamps), a drawn-out bonnet with powerdomes and totally retractable facet home windows underline the dynamism of the Cabriolet. The tautly-stretched mushy high with window flows harmoniously into the muscular-looking rear. Its elongated, sensuously sculpted shoulders and two-piece, extraordinarily slim LED hind lights emphasise the sporty character of the four-seater. Along with this, the hind lights exude a brilliance paying homage to the glow given off by a jet engine. As a brand new characteristic, the hind lights additionally placed on a particular mild present for the driving force after they strategy or go away the automotive.
With the roof open, the concord between exterior and inside design turns into obvious, uniquely accentuating the high-quality particulars. A visible entity comprising anodised, polished aluminium (AMG Line in matt aluminium) is created by the trim body on the A-pillar and entrance windscreen together with the shoulderline trim strip and a large trim end that surrounds the soft-top compartment. The third brake lamp with clear-lens cowl is harmoniously built-in into this body.
Suspension that’s 15 millimetres decrease than that of the Saloon likewise emphasises the luxuriously sporty character of the E-Class Cabriolet. The automotive thus demonstrates its sporty credentials even with the usual 17-inch tyres.
Premium-class cloth mushy high
The material mushy high is accessible within the colors darkish brown, darkish blue, darkish pink or black. A completely computerized acoustic mushy high comes as normal. Its multi-layered construction with subtle insulation reduces wind and driving noise, which makes it straightforward for the occupants to listen to one another speak, even when driving at excessive velocity. The soft-top construction has an equally optimistic impact in terms of local weather consolation and makes the Cabriolet appropriate to be used all 12 months spherical.
Derived from the S-Class Cabriolet, the mushy high additionally meets top quality requirements by way of sturdiness and operation. It may be totally opened and closed in 20 seconds when travelling at a velocity of as much as 50 km/h. After opening, it folds down quietly and exactly and is saved within the soft-top compartment within the boot. A retractable cowl separates the mushy high from the remaining boot area. Due to the totally electrical management included within the non-obligatory Cabriolet Consolation package deal, the driving force doesn’t need to cease to function the boot separator manually. The boot capability of 385 litres (310 litres when the roof is open) provides all the proper components for a excessive stage of on a regular basis practicality. The all-new 50:50 folding rear seat backrests create a through-loading characteristic within the inside – one other plus level in terms of on a regular basis practicality.
Inside – subtle type and sporty luxurious
The inside of the brand new E-Class Cabriolet has a transparent fundamental kind. The higher part of the dashboard seems to be hovering and rests in opposition to generously proportioned trim components which move sensuously into the entrance doorways. The exceptionally high-quality supplies and end emphasise the automotive’s sporty, fashionable character and exude outstandingly high-class enchantment.
Two optionally obtainable high-resolution 12.Three-inch shows (31.2 cm, 1920 x 720 pixel decision) – a novel promoting level on this phase – merge beneath a shared glass cowl to create a widescreen that seems to be floating in skinny air however however blends in easily between the higher and decrease sections of the cockpit. The driving force can select from three totally different kinds for the digital devices within the instrument cluster: “Traditional”, “Sport” and “Progressive”.
The entry-level mannequin combines two spherical dials and a 7-inch color show cluster (17.eight cm, 1000 x 600 pixel decision) with a central show with eight.Four-inch display screen diagonal (21.Three cm 960 x 540 pixel decision). The dials, instrument cluster and central show are put in in a single body with a high-gloss piano-lacquer look.
Distinctly sporty highlights embrace air shops in Silvershadow with a form impressed by turbine engines. The driving force has a number of choices for working the instrument cluster, multimedia system and different capabilities: contact controls within the steering wheel for finger-swipe management, a touchpad that recognises handwriting and the Controller within the centre console, LINGUATRONIC voice management and direct-access buttons, e.g. for controlling the air-con and for handy activation and deactivation of sure driver help methods.
The avant-garde and opulent seats for all 4 occupants have a sportily sculpted individual-seat character. The integral-look sports activities seats characteristic sturdy facet bolsters, organically built-in head restraints and non-obligatory AIRSCARF neck-level heating. Commonplace-fit computerized belt extenders for the entrance seats assist the occupants to lock their seat belts. The rear seats now present a through-loading characteristic as normal and are additionally heated, additional enhancing the automotive’s suitability for all-year-round use and its declare to be a fully-fledged four-seater.
Excessive-grade supplies and modern color landscapes come collectively to create a sporty, modern luxurious. The enticing appointments in yacht blue together with macchiato beige lend the Cabriolet a cool, unique yachting look. The non-obligatory appointments embrace heat-reflecting leather-based in 5 colors. There are additionally 9 totally different trim choices to select from, together with two pale finishes in progressive high-gloss open-pore wooden.
The inside lighting makes unique use of sturdy, energy-saving LED know-how. The identical applies to the optionally obtainable enhanced ambient lighting with 64 colors and a particular characteristic within the form of a rear mild within the roof liner of the Cabriolet soft-top.
Summer season warmth a continuing companion
Clients choosing a cabriolet wish to drive with the highest down as usually as attainable. Most open-air consolation is feasible within the E-Class Cabriolet due to the non-obligatory AIRCAP computerized draught-stop system and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating, which make the contemporary air way more pleasurable even at low outdoors temperatures. The AIRCAP draught-stop system was developed particularly for the Mercedes-Benz cabriolets. It consists of an electrical wind deflector module inconspicuously built-in into the roof body and an electrical draught cease behind the rear seats. On the press of a button, this technique reduces the inside turbulence for the rear passengers, too. AIRCAP is a part of the Cabriolet Consolation package deal, which additionally contains AIRSCARF neck-level heating for the driving force and entrance passenger by circulating heat air across the neck space when temperatures are low outdoors. The mix of those two items of apparatus permits enjoyment of the open-air feeling on chilly days, too.
Bigger and extra luxurious
In contrast with its predecessor, the brand new E-Class Cabriolet has grown in size, width and wheelbase: with a car size of 4826 mm, a car width of 1860 mm and a peak of 1428 mm, the brand new E-Class Cabriolet is by far the bigger mannequin. The principal beneficiary of the broader monitor, with 1605 mm on the entrance (+67 mm) and 1609 mm on the rear (+68 mm), is the driving dynamics. Its significantly bigger “footprint” advantages passengers within the rear particularly. On every of the 4 high-quality seats – which all really feel like particular person seats in their very own proper – the driving force and all passengers will have the ability to get pleasure from true consolation even on lengthy journeys.
On the market launch, there’s initially a alternative of highly effective and environment friendly petrol and diesel engines, together with variations with 4MATIC everlasting all-wheel drive for the primary time. Additional engines will probably be added to the line-up sooner or later. As normal, all fashions are geared up with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed computerized transmission, which permits quick gearshifts and decrease engine speeds. This has a very useful impact on effectivity and noise.
Suspension: sporty, agile and comfy
The suspension on the brand new E-Class Cabriolet is designed to supply agile driving pleasure in addition to a extremely snug trip. Consolation-tuned DIRECT CONTROL suspension with an amplitude-dependent damping system, which is 15 millimetres decrease than the Saloon’s suspension, is fitted as normal.
The likewise lowered DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with adjustable damping is accessible as an non-obligatory additional. With this suspension, the driving force can modify the car’s damping traits utilizing the change for the DYNAMIC SELECT system. There’s a variety of adjustment choices obtainable between the “Consolation”, “Sport” and “Sport+” modes.
AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension
The Cabriolet additionally has the choice of AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension, as already seen on the E-Class Saloon. Thanks to a few chambers of various dimension within the spring struts of the rear axle and two within the spring struts of the entrance axle, the driving force can management the hardness of the suspension in three phases. On this manner, the occupants get pleasure from mushy fundamental suspension, together with the safe feeling of excellent dealing with stability at increased speeds.
The multi-chamber air suspension is augmented by an electronically managed adaptive damping system. It adjusts the damping at every particular person wheel mechanically to swimsuit the present driving state of affairs and situation of the street – similar to within the case of evasive manoeuvres or on tough tracks. The system subsequently delivers good trip consolation together with glorious driving dynamics.
Utilizing the DYNAMIC SELECT change, the driving force may choose totally different suspension traits together with the AIR BODY CONTROL system: “Consolation”, ECO, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Particular person”.
DYNAMIC SELECT – select your individual driving traits
Nevertheless, the DYNAMIC SELECT system not solely makes it attainable to pick the suspension traits together with DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL or AIR BODY CONTROL, it additionally allows the driving force to affect different car settings – such because the throttle response, ECO begin/cease operate, shift factors of the automated transmission and extra. Relying on the gear stage, DYNAMIC SELECT supplies the next transmission modes: “Consolation”, “ECO”, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Particular person”. “Particular person” permits the driving force to configure their very own most popular transmission settings.
Gentle and secure bodyshell
In a cabriolet, the dearth of a roof usually ends in diminished physique rigidity. The Mercedes engineers employed particular measures to counteract this throughout improvement. For example, they made the bodyshell buildings on the entrance finish and on the ground exceptionally stiff, permitting a excessive stage of driving dynamics.
The clever light-weight development in aluminium hybrid design – a characteristic of the Coupé – has been retained. Many of the bodyshell elements are made from die-cast aluminium and sheet metal. The entrance wings, bonnet and boot lid are made from sheet aluminium. The Cabriolet not solely meets all present nationwide and worldwide crash necessities, but in addition the extra stringent inner Mercedes-Benz security requirements, that are based mostly on what truly occurs in real-life accidents.
Within the occasion of an accident, the excessive structural security of the physique and the in depth array of restraint methods provide optimum safety. These embrace:
– Pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt pressure limiters on all entrance and rear seats
– PRE-SAFE® reversible belt tensioner on the entrance seats
– Entrance airbags for driver and passenger
– A kneebag on the driving force’s facet
– Thorax/pelvis baggage for driver and entrance passenger
– Elective: curtain airbags built-in into the highest fringe of the entrance door panels to guard the top within the occasion of extreme facet impacts (headbags)
– Elective: sidebags within the rear
The roll-over safety system has been developed particularly for the Cabriolet. It consists of two cartridges which can be totally retracted behind the rear seats and subsequently invisible. If a roll-over is imminent, these cartridges are pyrotechnically fired, whereupon they shoot out to supply a survival area along with the A-pillar.
All of the E-Class improvements on-board
As a member of the present E-Class household, the brand new Cabriolet provides all of the acquainted options from the E-Class Saloon and Coupé. Energetic Brake Help comes as normal. It is ready to warn the driving force of an imminent collision, present optimum help with emergency braking and, if obligatory, additionally autonomously apply the brakes. Along with slower-moving, stopping or stationary autos, it may additionally detect pedestrians crossing within the hazard zone forward of the car.
Additional highlights embrace the Driving Help package deal with the additional developed Energetic Distance Help DISTRONIC together with Energetic Steering Help: on all roads, it’s not solely in a position to hold the automotive the right distance behind autos in entrance, for the primary time it may additionally comply with them mechanically at a velocity of as much as 210 km/h.
MAGIC VISION CONTROL with Cabriolet operate
Elective extras embrace MAGIC VISION CONTROL – the clever and extremely environment friendly wash/wipe system for the windscreen. Its water ducts built-in into either side of the wiper blade provide the cleansing fluid to a degree simply in entrance of the wiper blade lip each time, in accordance with the course of motion of the wiper. It permits splendid cleansing of the windscreen with out the acquainted splash of water that may briefly disrupt the driving force’s area of view. Moreover, when the mushy high is down, the Cabriolet operate’s digital management system reduces the quantity of water, supplying the required quantity of water to a degree simply in entrance of the wiper blade lip, primarily on the downward stroke of the wiper arm. On this manner, the windscreen might be conveniently cleaned at any velocity and with the roof open – with none of the water spraying into the car inside. The entire system, together with the wiper blades, is heated when the surface temperature falls to forestall snow or ice from sticking in winter.
Particular person highlights
The Cabriolet already comes with a excessive gear specification as normal, augmented by a variety of individualisation choices. The AMG Line is accessible to underline the dynamism of the Cabriolet. The primary variations in contrast with the usual AVANTGARDE line are the bumpers, facet skirts and bigger wheels with AMG styling. The dots within the diamond radiator grille are chrome-plated, whereas the brake discs on the entrance axle are perforated. The inside boasts such options as seats in high-grade ARTICO/DINAMICA in black with gray contrasting topstitching, the Seat Consolation package deal and an AMG leather-based sports activities steering wheel.
Cabriolet appropriate to be used all 12 months spherical
The E-Class Cabriolet boasts an exceptionally excessive stage of on a regular basis practicality. It’s appropriate for all seasons and all climate circumstances due to the non-obligatory AIRCAP computerized draught-stop system and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating in addition to a variety of different options:
– Acoustic mushy high insulated to guard in opposition to warmth and chilly
– Warmth-reflecting leather-based at the side of non-obligatory leather-based appointments
– Individually folding rear seat backrests with through-loading characteristic
– The choice of getting a trailer coupling fitted to hold cycles, for instance
– An non-obligatory, programmable auxiliary heater
– Elective 4MATIC all-wheel drive
Full smartphone integration
The non-obligatory COMAND On-line infotainment system heralds a brand new period in networking and digitalisation. It allows easy integration of the smartphone into the infotainment system via capacitive aerial coupling and wi-fi charging. On this manner, appropriate cellphones might be charged wirelessly and related to the car’s exterior aerial. Utilizing Close to Discipline Communication, the client’s smartphone turns into the digital car key with which the automotive might be locked and unlocked in addition to began.
If the car is supplied with COMAND On-line, it’s attainable to make use of Apple’s smartphone-based infotainment system CarPlay® in addition to Google’s Android Auto™.
Web and Stay Site visitors Info even within the fundamental model
The infotainment system Audio 20 USB is accessible as an alternative choice to COMAND On-line. Like COMAND On-line, this comes with a Bluetooth® hands-free system and in addition has web functionality with a Bluetooth®-capable cell phone with cell phone card and information possibility. Along with the GARMIN® MAP PILOT SYSTEM, the Audio 20 USB and COMAND On-line are in a position to obtain present and exact site visitors info from Stay Site visitors Info in actual time. With COMAND On-line, a brand new “Free Circulate” know-how makes use of inexperienced strains to make it visually clear to the driving force the place the clear routes are. It additionally takes account of site visitors experiences away from the primary roads and depicts them visually.
Mercedes me join Concierge Service: personalised consideration
An extra consolation spotlight is the brand new Concierge Service, which is accessible in all E-Class fashions together with Mercedes me join. Subscribed prospects can benefit from a variety of help choices: from making a restaurant reservation to acquiring tips on vacationer routes, info on cultural and sporting occasions and bookings by to sending navigation locations on to the car.
Entry is simple: registered Mercedes me join customers can name up the Concierge Service in 20 international locations throughout Europe both by way of the iCall button within the car or on the Mercedes me app. The non-public concierge takes care of all the pieces else.
Delicate local weather management for open-air driving
Specifically developed for cabriolets, the local weather management system responds as to whether the car is being pushed with the highest up or down. In distinction to traditional methods, the local weather is managed totally mechanically. Which means the driving force doesn’t want to pick a mode for closed or open high, neither is it obligatory to save lots of a temperature setting for these driving circumstances. An overlapping operate performs the appreciable feat of reaching an unnoticeable transition between closed and open high (and vice-versa) for optimum local weather consolation.
A proud historical past: “25th Anniversary” particular mannequin
Mercedes-Benz launched a fourth physique variant within the medium-size phase in spring 1992 – the 300 CE-24 Cabriolet. At present this open-top four-seater has grow to be one thing of a coveted collectors’ merchandise. The German automotive journal “auto, motor & sport” attests to this in its web version: “It has been some time because the 124-series Cabriolets have been an insider tip. They’re now extensively thought to be among the best investments.”
25 years on, Mercedes-Benz is honouring this primary Cabriolet within the E-Class household by launching the “25th Anniversary” mannequin, aimed primarily at collectors and lovers of distinctive vehicles. Highlights of the luxurious and unique “25th Anniversary” Version embrace 20-inch 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, the Cabriolet Consolation package deal, open-pore elmwood trim, the AIR BALANCE package deal with the unique “DAYBREAK MOOD” perfume, illuminated door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering, velours ground mats with “25th Anniversary Version” embroidery, ambient lighting, and the MAGIC VISION CONTROL wash/wipe system. The inside options high-grade designo appointments within the new color mixture of macchiato beige/tizian pink. An elaborate diamond sample with fastidiously positioned perforation underlines the luxurious character of the brand new E-Class Cabriolet. There’s a alternative of exterior paint finishes – the brand new color rubellite pink metallic or iridium silver – each together with a darkish pink mushy high. The distinctive standing of the particular mannequin is emphasised by “25th Anniversary” badges on the entrance wings and on the centre console.
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