2010 Mercedes E-Class Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 15 December 2009 , 12:12:44 byDan

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Mercedes E-Class Convertible

German carmaker Mercede-Benz added a new model in its E-Class line-up, the all new E-Class Cabriolet. The open-top two-door model will go on sale in May 2010 and it features a classic fabric soft top. The open top can be opened and closed fully automatically within 20 seconds even when driving at speeds of up to 25 mph. the power-plants for the new E-Class Cabriolet are equally innovative. The engines combine efficiency with effortlessly superior power delivery. The US customer have as options the E350 Cabriolet capable of developing 268 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque and the E550 Cabriolet capable of producing 382 horsepower and 391 lb. ft. of torque. Thanks to its sound-dampening soft top, fitted as standard, even the closed E-Class Cabriolet has one of the quietest interiors in the segment for 4-seat premium cabriolets with a fabric roof. The soft top is of course waterproof and windproof and it can be put through an automatic carwash without any hesitation. The new Cabriolet offers the wealth of safety innovations one would expect from a Mercedes-Benz model. Highlights of the open-top two-door model include roll-over protection, the A-pillars reinforced by two additional tubes and the plug-in B-pillars. This is also the first Mercedes cabriolet to feature head-bags. With 7-airbags fitted as standard, belt force limiters for all seats, not to mention crash-responsive head restraints for the driver and front passenger, the new E-Class Cabriolet offers the most expensive safety equipment package in this vehicle category. The list of safety elements for the E-Class Cabriolet continues with Attention Assist drowsiness detection, Pre-Safe anticipatory occupant protection, ADAPTIVE HIGHBEAM ASSIST and DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control. This is what the new model can do and these are all the features that make it so great.