Look at the first official photos of a convertible version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe that will make its world debut at next month’s Detroit auto show. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible, which replaces the CLK Cabriolet, features a classic soft top can be opened and closed fully automatically within 20 seconds.
Mercedes promises that Convertible’s boot capacity with the roof open is 300 liters, raising to 390 liters when closed.
The most significant new feature for the four-seater cabriolet is the AIRCAP system that consists of two components, a wind deflector on top of the windscreen that can be extended by around six centimetres or 2.5 inches and a draught-stop between the rear seats.
All E-Class Convertible models are equipped with seven airbags fitted as standard and a roll-over protection system that consists of two bars, each with a diameter of 35 mm, which are housed in the rear head restraints in modules behind the rear seat backrests.
There are plenty of direct-injection engines to choose from, ranging from a 204HP four-cylinder diesel to a 388HP V8 petrol. Here’s the complete range:
E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet (diesel): 150 kW/204 hp
E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet (diesel): 170 kW/231 hp
E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet (petrol): 150 kW/204 hp
E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet (petrol): 215 kW/292 hp
E 500 Cabriolet (petrol): 285 kW/388 hp
In North America, the new E-Class Convertible will be offered only with the 292HP 3.5-liter V6 (E350 CGI) and the 388HP 5.5-liter V8 (E500).