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Here's how much the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet costs in SA

2017-10-21 07:30

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Pretoria - Mercedes-Benz is completing its E-Class family with the new E-Class Cabriolet, it joins the sedan and coupe versions already on sale locally. 

There are three models: namely the E 220 d, standard for the E 300 and E 400 4Matic. For the first time, the Cabriolet is also available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive (E 400 4Matic).

Mercedes says the electronic soft top roof can open and close in 20 seconds, at a maximum speed of 50km/h when travelling. The fabric soft-top is available in the colours dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black. 

And yes, Mercedes will of course offer the E-Class with airscarf: a system that wafts air towards your neck when the roof is down. 

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When the roof is stowed claimed boot capacity is 385 litres (310 litres when the roof is open). The all-new 50:50 folding rear seat backrests create a through-loading feature in the interior.

The cabriolet rides on a suspension that is 15mm lower than that of the sedan. 

On the engine front, the 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 143kW/400Nm, while the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the E 300 makes 180kW/370Nm. The range-topping E 400 4Matic features a forced-induction 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 245kW/480Nm. 

All the models use a 9-speed automatic gearbox. 

Pricing

Mercedes-Benz E 220 d Cabriolet - R919 500
Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cabriolet - R955 500
Mercedes-Benz E 400 4Matic Cabriolet - R1 134 500

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