The first batch of official photos of the 2017 Mercedes E-Class has been released by the manufacturer along with the passenger ride.
It gives a good idea of how the luxury class drop top variant has shaped up and some of its unique features.
A convertible variant is always an anticipated version because of the style and substance it offers. The compact model is about to join the lineup of the Mercedes E-Class models which already has a saloon, estate and a coupe. The version revealed is powered by a four cylinder turbo engine with 4 Matic setup and can deliver up to 184 horsepower. There is also a rear wheel drive edition, the E220d that uses 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that renders a slightly higher 194 horsepower. The top of the line is filled by two different models, E 300 and the E 400. The former has a 2.0-liter L4 turbo engine rendering up to 245 horsepower and the latter (E400) has an impressive 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower.
The overall design of the car has been done in such a way that it offers great performance without compromising on the comfort level of the passengers. The overall height is reduced to 15 millimeters compared to the sedan but it makes the 2017 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet more agile. The handling is predictable and easy to control because the E-Class is tuned with bit of headroom. However, the manufacturers has incorporated a Sport mode in the car and made sure it feels as sporty as possible in the corners.
Comfort is being given much importance with the Air Body Control suspension which is purely optional in the entry level variant. The standard feature on high end models allows passengers to experience utmost comfort even when there are nasty bumps on the roads by increasing the suppleness of the suspension whereas it becomes stiff in highways where the chances of bumps are much lesser.
The overall design of the 2017 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet has changed a lot since its prototype version. The rear end is curvy and has large cargo space – 360 liters for long trips while the front dashboard is amply filled with the best connectivity making it extremely futuristic. Travels will be fun than it has ever been in this stylish Cabriolet that takes about 20 seconds for the top cover to be fully rolled back. The car uses Comand APS NTG5 Infotainment system and uses nine-speed 9G Tronic torque transmission system. A strikingly super Cabriolet that’s sure to impress most on launch.