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New details dropped for E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz has announced further details, including manufacturer’s pricing, for the new E-Class Cabriolet.

The four-seater convertible is the fourth member of the E-Class line-up, which has been entirely refreshed over the past 12 months, and features a fully automatic soft-top cover.

The E 300 opens the range, powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque matched to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

The E 400 4MATIC is the first model to contain an all-wheel drive system. A 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine, partnered with the same 9G-TRONIC automatic configuration, produces an increased 245kW of power and 480Nm of torque.  

As well as the bigger engine, the E 400 also contains a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system and virtual image windscreen projection as standard.  

The soft cover, which comes as standard across the range, can be fully opened and closed in 20 seconds when travelling at speeds of up to 50km/hr.

Inside the cabin, two 12.3-inch displays serve as the infotainment and vehicle control system, and can be voice controlled.

The new E-Class Cabriolet has increased its dimensions, and is now 4826mm long, 1860mm wide and 1428mm tall, and Mercedes says the wider footprint particularly benefits passengers in the rear.

So far, only the Manufacturers List Price in Australia has been revealed, at $(AU)123,500 for the E 300 and $(AU)157,500 for the E 400. These prices include GST but exclude dealer delivery and on-road costs.

Final local pricing is yet to be announced and drive-away price information will be available from authorised dealers.

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Mercedes wins AA car of the year awards

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The AA Motoring Writers’ Guild Car of the Year Awards

Best in Class category

 

AA Car of the year

Overall winner: Mercedes-Benz e-class

People’s Choice Awards

Overall Winner – Mazda CX-9

Category  Award Winners

Small car

The winner: Holden Spark

Compact car

The winner: Honda Civic

Medium/Large car

The winner: Skoda Superb

Luxury car

The winner: Mercedes Benz e-class

Small SUV

The winner: Mazda CX-3

Medium SUV

The winner: Volkswagen Tiguan

Large SUV

The winner: Mazda CX-9

Luxury SUV

The winner: Volvo XC90

Sports/performance car

The winner: Ford Mustang GT

Utility

The winner: Ford Ranger

Safety award

The winner: Mercedes-Benz GLC

 

People’s Choice Awards Finalists

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