All-new drop-top here in third quarter
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has been revealed ahead of its official stepping out at the 2017 Geneva motor show.
Stylistically, the E-Class convertible holds no great surprises, as it looks like an E-Class coupe with its top lopped off. There's LED headlights up front, and thin LED tail-lights at the rear.
To keep out the elements, the convertible has an acoustic soft-top available in either dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black. The top can be electronically operated at speeds up to 50km/h, and takes 20 seconds to lower or raise.
Boot space is rated at 385 litres with the roof up, and 310 litres with the roof down. Those needing to carry more gear or longer items can make use of the 50:50 split-fold rear seat.
Top-end models feature two high-resolution 12.3-inch displays strung across the dashboard, while lower-spec models make do 7.0-inch display nestled between two instrument pods and an 8.4-inch screen for the infotainment system.
Available features include the company's Airscarf neck heaters, Aircap system of wind deflectors, a multi-chamber air suspension setup, adjustable dampers, LED interior ambient lighting that can be switched between 64 colours, and water ducts integrated into the car's wiper blades.
The E-Class cabrio will come with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission, although Mercedes-Benz has yet to provide details about the selection of the petrol and diesel engines on offer. In some markets, the E-Class convertible will be available with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
To celebrate the 25th birthday of the company's mid-size convertible line, which started with the 1992 300 CE-24 cabriolet, the new E-Class convertible will be available as a 25th Anniversary model with standard 20-inch alloy wheels, illuminated sill plates, open pore elmwood trim, a red and beige interior, and a dark red soft-top.
We've been informed that the E-Class convertible will land in Australia during the third quarter of 2017.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for a full local pricing and specification breakdown closer to the drop-top's Australian launch.
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