5 Things You Need to Know About the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz E-Class has always played the second fiddle to its bigger sibling—the S-Class. However, this doesn’t mean it hasn’t made its own mark on history. It is still one of the leading midsize cars in the world with very few competitors out there.
To expand the E-Class badge, Mercedes-Benz started a few variants of the vehicle. One of those variants that seem really interesting is the E-Class Cabriolet.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is based on the same platform as the sedan but with a folding soft top. The Cabriolet gives you the chance to enjoy the nice summer weather while reaping the benefits of the typical E-Class.
So, before you go out there and buy the latest model of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, here are 5 things you need to know about this car:
1. The New Platform
For the first time in its existence, the E-Class Cabriolet is now available with the all-wheel drive option. The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC platform is one of the best all-wheel drive systems in the world. Many sedan and SUV models of the brand have received the 4MATIC treatment, so there is no surprise that the new E-Class Cabriolet has it too now.
2. Same Engine, New Transmission
One of the things that make E-Class the leader in its category is the powerful engines it features. The new E-Class Cabriolet boasts the same glorious 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 329 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque.
The only new thing mechanical wise is the transmission. The 2018 E-Class Cabriolet features the all 9G-tronic 9-Speed transmission from Mercedes-Benz. It is one of the best transmissions in the brand’s history, and many of its vehicles have been treated with this transmission. The nine gears allow the perfect power distribution and smooth shifting.
3. Screens Everywhere
If you have ever driven an S-Class, then you might be familiar with Mercedes-Benz’s obsession with LED screens in their cars. The E-Class comes with two side-by-sides 12.3 inches LED Screens. One of these screens is optional, which is behind the steering wheel, and it replaces the gauge cluster. The other screen is on top of the center console for MBUX infotainment controls.
4. Unmatched Comfort
When you think about riding a convertible, the first thing that comes to mind is your hair getting messed up and small things hitting your face. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolets eliminates all of these problems due to its perfectly placed wind screen. The curvy screen prevents the air and objects from directly hitting your face. There is also an air cap wind deflection system for passengers in the rear seats. This system raises a back screen behind the headrest of the backseats.
The 2018 E-Class Cabriolet also comes with an air scarf feature, which blows warm air through your shoulders. The interior is a typical E-Class ambience. This means you get plush leather seats and plywood lined up dashboard.
If you are looking to buy this new E-Class Cabriolet or any other Mercedes-Benz vehicle, then simply head over to your local dealership at: