Mercedes E-Class Takes Its Hat Off Like a Real Gentleman

Mercedes-Benz has offered a first glimpse of its new E-Class Cabriolet.

The luxury drop-top, which has been revealed in pre-production form and is due on sale later this year, inherits the improved cabin space, updated infotainment and revised driver assist modes of its E-Class Coupe sibling.

The four-seat cabriolet features an electric folding soft-top that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds.

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As with the coupe, power will come from a choice of turbocharged four and six-cylinder engines. These will range from a 2.0-litre diesel in the entry-level E220d Cabriolet to a 3.0-litre V6 petrol with 328bhp in the E400 Cabriolet.

All engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox, while the range-topping E400gets 4Matic four-wheel drive as standard.

An AMGE50 Cabriolet 4Matic will be launched later, using a reworked version of Mercedes’ new twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six with an integrated starter/generator that can provide electric assistance in order to boost the powertrain’s total output to around 450bhp.

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The cabriolet is expected to be priced from £43,500, around £3500 more than the coupe, with order books opening in the summer

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