2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Redesign – There is something intrinsically hedonistic about a convertible. They are impractical in many climates, often too small to comfortably accommodate rear seat passengers, and are usually more expensive than their sedan coupe or sedan relatives. However, from To Catch a Thief to Thelma & Louise, they have captured collective imagination as a vehicle of choice for those who want to avoid the authorities and have fun doing it. Mercedes-Benz may not imagine that the new E-class cab driver will find himself in the lam. But by cutting a truly respectable E-class coupe top, definitely hope to inspire a calm smile (Grace Kelly) and a fun madness (Thelma and Louise) that can only come from feeling the wind in your hair.
Sister of the Same Master
With a two-door e class that has shifted from an intensive C classroom architecture to a class with an E class sedan, the new E cabriolet 5.0 inches longer and 2.9 inches wider than the previous model, creating more passenger space. The most important result of the increase is the rear seats that can really be used. Four adults of average size can coexist quickly at the E400 droptop, provided that the roof is open and the journey is reasonable. Two back seats can even have a heated cushion, many luxury four-door sedans are not offered.
The newest member of the E class family shares most of it with a new E class coupe, including a twin-turbocharged V-6 with 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic Mercedes-Benz and, as with the coupe, can be owned with a rear-or 4MATIC all-wheel drive.The twin-turbo V-6 has exactly the same power required by this largish droptop and not a bit more.Stronger options-say, AMG variants-will be welcomed, but nothing is offered;The V-6 E400 is the only available cabriolet model.
As it is, the E400 4MATIC all wheel drive car we drive easily passes through towns, over hilltops, and passes the right track.He even held back his composure through a tightly curved mountain pass, but further away at home with a swift swifter than a tight hairpin.The steering is accurate but provides little feedback from the road-although this car buyer does not seem to mind.Nine speeds sometimes slid through his lower gears as it drove from a crawl in city traffic, but otherwise it was reprehensible.
The same coil spring suspension and adaptive damper found in the E400 coupe are the standard rates in the conversion.Eco, Sport, Sport +, and Individual Modes allow drivers to measure control over driving firmness, transmission programming, and throttle response.We drive a vehicle equipped with optional air-spring suspension, which also adds Comfort settings.
Comfort mode is perfect for the city, with hovercraft welcome such as isolation from the street.E-class comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, while 19 inches is available.Either way, smooth smooth ride.If the road ahead turns winding, Sport mode adds an additional control measure to limit gestures.More aggressive drivers can enjoy Sport +, but we find increased engine noise, sharp change, and touching throttle responses are simply out of place here.
Much of the similarity with the E class coupe does not prevent the cabriolet from feeling like the animals themselves.There was a windshield header, dubbed Aircap, from where the wind deflector rose to reduce the blow.Mercedes has tensed at the front end and floor to keep the body supple, and its acoustic engineers maintain a multilayer layered power mask;With the top of the cabin feels like a cocoon.Then there is the crown jewel of Mercedes-Benz convertible technology: Airscarf.Gladly returning to the menu after a brief absence due to a patent lawsuit, he blew warm air through the vents on the front headrests, letting them in cold climates extend the conversion season until autumn.During our trip on the afternoon of 90 degrees, we wondered why Mercedes also did not air with the cold air through that ventilation as well.
This new E-class can be equipped with so many technologies and so many unfamiliar features that can be mistaken for the class of S. The seats are wrapped with standard heat-reflecting skin, while nappa leather is available.Two of the few available interior trims feature natural wood.Adjustable ambient lights, 64-shade lighting, aromatherapy systems, and massage chairs are on the option list as well.The optional active security technology package allows the E-class to make an autonomous voyage for a short battle-say, about a minute or so-before asking the driver to put the wheel on.
The final result of the engineering and appointment of the highly competent E400 cabriolet giant is a vehicle that Bouth Wooster can bring in its middle-aged summer home to ferociously winding through the hilly countryside but still in accordance with certain status drivers.Of course, this kind of transit comes with a certain price, and we will not know the choice of luxe calculation until it approaches the release date of 2017 cars.Even so, there are few luxury goods, luxury convertibles.We would recommend the drop-down S-class, but it’s summer, so recreation classes are in Saint Barthélemy and do not read these reviews.For all of us, the E400 cabin is a luxury item we can wear.