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March 25, 2015: In line with its 15 in ‘15 launch strategy, Mercedes-Benz India today launched the E400 Cabriolet in India alongside the CLS facelift. To be sold through the CBU route in the country, the car will serve more as a halo product (than a volume seller) in the company’s line-up.he E-Class sedan is anyhow a good looking car, but in this Cabriolet form it looks even better. It is powered by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder (V6) turbo-petrol motor, that puts maximum power of 328 bhp at 5,250 - 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 480 Nm between 1,200 - 4,000 rpm that’s routed via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The cabriolet, according to the company, does a 0-100 kmph stint in just 5.3 seconds.
Mercedes Benz India is a highly acclaimed luxury car manufacturer in the country, which has quite a few impeccable vehicles in its fleet. Their vehicles are luxuriously designed and fitted with power packed engines. Among them, Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a masterpiece produced by this iconic car maker. It is one among the best selling models for the company in the country's automobile market. In its journey since the inception, it has received several updates in terms of exteriors, interiors, features and technical specifications. Now, the car maker has introduced a new variant in its line up that is christened as E400 Cabriolet. This variant is equipped with a powerful 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine under the bonnet that is capable of producing 333bhp of whopping power along with a pounding 480Nm of commanding torque output. This chic looking convertible has two doors and an electric soft top that can be opened or closed in twenty seconds at speeds under 40 Kmph. Apart from this variant, the company is selling this model series with quite a few trim levels. It is being sold in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. At the same time, the manufacturer is also selling its AMG version, which is equipped with a powerful 5.5-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 5461cc. This variant has an exclusive body kit in the form of sporty bumpers, radiator grille and a sturdy set of alloy wheels, which emphasizes its exclusivity. Its braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. It is also incorporated with an electronic stability control program and acceleration skid control function that enhances the agility of this vehicle by reduces its the loss of traction. This saloon is competing against the likes of BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ, Audi S6 and others in this luxury segment.
This vehicle looks extremely stylish from all the facets owing to its sleek body structure complimented by its dynamic cosmetics. It has several radiant exterior features like bi-xenon headlamps along with horizontally designed LED taillights and chrome accents, which further enhances its majestic stance. Apart from these, it also has a classy set of alloy wheels, exhaust system with two squared integrated tailpipes in stainless steel and many other such aspects. Coming to the interiors, its cabin has an attractive dual tone color scheme and is decorated with high-gloss black ash wood trim. The space inside this saloon is ample that can provide comfortable seating to five occupants, while offering huge space for luggage storage. There are number of features provided inside the cabin including an ECO Start/stop function, electrically adjustable seats with memory setting and an advanced 3-zone automatic climate control unit. The automaker has also blessed this model series with several refined aspects like an advanced PARKTRONIC parking assistance system including a 360 degree camera, an intelligent lighting system and a sophisticated COMAND Online system with 10 GB integrated hard drive. The manufacturer claims that this system helps you to find the nearest gas filling stations, ATMs, restaurants and hospitals. Apart from these, its all trims have been offered by panoramic sun roof as standard feature. On the other hand, it also gets a lot of safety aspects including acceleration skid control, six airbags, NECK-PRO crash responsive head restraints and electronic stability program. Like all the Mercedes Benz models, this saloon series also available with an attractive warranty of three years without any limitation to its mileage. Furthermore, with the help of 'Star Care Plus' program, the warranty can be extended to another year, which will help to enhance the resale value.
The company has given this Mercedes Benz E Class luxurious saloon a spectacular external appearance and fitted with some radiant cosmetics. Like mentioned above, the automaker is offering the panoramic sunroof as a standard feature for all the variants in this series. The look of its newly launched E400 Cabriolet variant is identical to other trims in its line up. It is designed with two doors and an electric soft top that can be opened or closed at speed under 40 Kmph and it makes the look quite enchanting. The company has designed this saloon with an attractive radiator grille with a lot of chrome treatment. Furthermore, the AMG version gets an exclusive radiator grille with perforated mesh and a single horizontally positioned louver with company's logo embedded on it. While the remaining trims gets this grille with louvers. This grille is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center, which gives the frontage an inviting appearance. It is surrounded by a radiant headlight cluster that is powered by bi-xenon headlamps and signature LED day time running lights. At the same time, its AMG version gets this headlight cluster with black finish. The front bumper is quite wide featuring bigger air intake consoles that provides better ventilation for engine cooling. Its large windscreen is made of laminated glass and integrated with a set of rain sensing wipers. The company has given it a sleek and lustrous side profile and featuring a lot of character lines. Its beautifully carved wheel arches are equipped with a sturdy set of alloy wheels, wherein its AMG trim gets an exclusive 10-spoke design rims. These wheels are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that offers superior road grip. The wing mirror caps along with door handles are painted in body color, whereas the door sills and B pillars are treated in high gloss black. Its outside rear view mirrors are electrically foldable and comes with memory function as well. Furthermore, this model series also gets chrome plated waistline molding that further enhances its majestic stance. The rear facet has a sophisticated look, thanks to its horizontally designed LED brake lights and turn indicators. Its boot lid has a decent structure and is fitted with a chrome garnished strip along with the iconic company’s star. At the same time, its AMG version gets an exclusive sporty bumper with a black protective cladding including four rectangular shaped exhaust pipes. However, its remaining trims have two round shaped exhaust pipes with chrome garnish.
This luxury saloon is built with a total length of 4879mm along with an overall width of 2071mm (including the outside rear view mirrors). Its height stands at just 1474mm and the minimum ground clearance at 120mm. However, this saloon has a very long wheelbase of 2874mm, which makes it cabin extremely spacious. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 10.6 meters. At the same time, its Cabriolet trim comes with an overall length, width and height of 4703mm, 2016mm and 1398mm respectively.
Ed's Take: The interior styling of the E-Class has always been top notch and the comfort that this sedan offers in one of the best in its segment.
The company has given this model series a spacious internal cabin, which is incorporated with a lot of sophisticated features. The cabin of E400 Cabriolet trim has the seating capacity of four passengers, while others variants come with seating capacity of five occupants. Both its entry level variants like E200 and E250 have open pore brown ash wood inserts on its dashboard and door panels. While other trims get high gloss black ash wood inlays that enhances the elegance of its interiors. At the same time, its AMG version is blessed with 'Carbon' interior trim that gives a sporty appeal to the cabin. All the seats inside are quite luxurious, as they are ergonomically designed, which can provide excellent support all the way from thighs to head. Both its front seats are electrically adjustable wherein, its driver's seats has three programmable memory setting. On the other hand, its AMG Version is blessed with exclusively designed aspects like a flat bottomed three spoke steering wheel and sports front seats with massage function. The manufacturer has made use of premium Nappa leather upholstery for covering the seats, steering wheel and gearshift box that gives the cabin a classy look. The cockpit of this model series has a beautifully designed dashboard and is furnished with aspects like an AC unit, an advanced instrument cluster with several functions and other such aspects. Its rear cabin is fitted with bench seat featuring 40:20:40 split folding facility that helps to improve the storage capacity. All the control switches are placed well within the reach of the driver, which makes it easy for the driver to access them. The manufacturer has also placed several utility features like storage spaces, map pockets, drink holders, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror, a digital clock, all four power windows with express up/down function and many other such aspects.
The manufacturer is offering all the variants in this saloon series with several advanced features that certainly provides a fatigue free driving experience. It gets aspects like an advanced ECO start/stop system, electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support, auto dimming effect for interior mirror including driver's side wing mirror and three programmable memory setting for steering and ORVMs. Furthermore, it also gets necessary features like ambient lighting system with 5-stage intensity control, electric sun blinds, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and ashtray package. The car maker has also incorporated a THERMOTRONIC 3-zone automatic climate control unit including separate air vents for rear passengers, which helps to keep the entire ambiance pleasant irrespective of temperature outside. The cabin is incorporated with a power assisted steering column, which is adjustable for height and length that adds to the convenience. This model series is also incorporated with an advanced instrument cluster featuring a color display. It provides informatics like outside temperature, trip computer, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, distance traveled, vehicle speed, gearshift position, tachometer, driver’s seat belt warning and a few other notification lamps for keeping the driver updated. In addition to these, it is blessed with an advanced Audio 20 CD multimedia system featuring a high resolution display. It has an integrated CD player that supports files like MP3, WMA and AAC. This music system can be operated conveniently with the help of switches located on the steering wheel and on central console. It also has six speaker, which enhances the ambiance of its cabin.
This saloon looks quite sleek from outside, but has a lot of leg and shoulder space inside. Its front cabin has a total head space of 1048mm along with leg and shoulder room of 540mm and 1490mm respectively. While in the rear cabin, it has 1505mm of shoulder room, 972mm of head space and 508mm of leg room. This vehicle also has a massive 545 litre boot capacity, which can be further increased by folding its rear seat.
Ed's Take: The acceleration produced by the E-Class is decent, and the E350 CDI and CGI engines aren’t on offer at the moment.
All the engines of this model line up are coupled with a seven speed automatic transmission gear box, which allows the vehicle to deliver a decent acceleration and pick up. The AMG version, which is powered by a V8, 5461cc petrol engine propels the vehicle towards an electronically governed top speed of 250 Kmph. In the meantime, it allows to breach a 100 Kmph speed mark in mere 4.2 seconds from a standstill. The entry level petrol, which is powered by a 2.0-litre engine can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in 7.9 seconds from a scratch and can reach a top speed of approximately 233 Kmph. The newly launched E400 Cabriolet is fitted with a 3.0-litre petrol engine and it achieves a maximum speed of about 250 Kmph. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 5.3 seconds, which is rather incredible. The engine of E350 CDI variant takes only about 6.6 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed barrier from a standstill. At the same time, it can reach a top speed of 250 Kmph. On the other hand, the E250 CDI trim can reach a maximum speed of 242 Kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in mere 7.5 seconds from a standstill.
Ed's Take: Mercedes-Benz India has stuck with smaller engines at the moment, as it will introduce bigger engines at a latter stage.
The entry level E200 CGI trim is equipped with a 2.0-litre, petrol engine that has a turbocharger and direct fuel injection system. It is integrated with four cylinders along with sixteen valves and has the capacity to displace 1991cc. It is capable of producing 184bhp of maximum power at 5500rpm in combination with a pounding torque of 300Nm between 1200 to 4000rpm. While the top end petrol trim E63 AMG is fitted with a 5.5-litre, V-type petrol engine that has a displacement capacity of 5461cc. This V8 motor has the ability to belts out 557bhp of mammoth power at 5500rpm in combination with a pounding torque of 720Nm at just 5250rpm. Coming to the diesel versions, its E250 CDI trim is powered by a 2.2-litre petrol engine that is integrated with current generation common rail fuel injection system. That power plant has the ability to belt out 204bhp of superior power at 4200rpm and yields a peak torque of 500Nm between 1600 to 1800rpm. While its E350 CDI variant is fitted with a 3.0-litre diesel engine under the hood that has six cylinders and 24-valves. This 2987cc turbocharged diesel engine can produce a peak power of 262bhp at 3800rpm and yields a torque of 620Nm between 1600 to 2400rpm. Its recently added variant is equipped with a 3.0-litre petrol engine, which has the ability of producing 333bhp of power in combination with a commanding torque output of 480Nm. The manufacturer has paired all these motors with a 7G-tronic plus automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a power packed performance.
Ed's Take: The two engines on offer on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are highly fuel-efficient, despite the fact that it is a luxury car.
All the petrol engines of this model line up are integrated with an advanced high pressure direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver a healthy mileage. These motors have the ability to give away a peak mileage in the range of 8 to 12 Kmpl, which is rather decent. While the AMG version is fitted with a 5.5-litre engine that can produce a maximum of 8.5 Kmpl on the bigger roads and its mileage goes down to 4.5 Kmpl within the city limits. On the other hand, its both diesel engines are incorporated with the current generation common rail based direct injection technology. This allows its 3.0-litre mill to produce a maximum mileage of 14 Kmpl, while its 2.2-litre engine can produce in the range of 12 to 16 Kmpl.
Ed's Take: The power produced by these engines in fairly decent, and even on paper it is good especially for the price it is offered at.
The 2987cc turbocharged diesel engine of E350 CDI trim can churn out a maximum power of 262bhp along with a peak torque of 620Nm between 1600 to 2400rpm. While the E250 CDI trim is equipped with a 2143cc engine and it has the ability to unleash a maximum power of 204bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 500Nm at just 1600-1800rpm. On the other hand, its AMG version houses a 5461cc mill that has 8-cylinders based on DOHC valve configuration. This mill can generate a superior power of 557bhp at 5500rpm along with a hammering torque output of 720Nm at 1750-5250rpm, which is incredible. On the other hand, its 1991cc 4-cylinder based turbocharged petrol mill can pump out a superior power of 184bhp and yields a commanding torque output of 300Nm at just about 1200 to 4000rpm. Its recently launched Cabriolet variant is fitted with a 3.0-litre engine, which has the ability of churning out a maximum power and torque output of 333bhp and 480Nm respectively.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
|E250 CDI Avantgarde
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|9.0||13.0||201.1bhp @ 4200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|9.0||13.0||261.5bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|E 200 CGI
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|8.0||12.0||181.03bhp @ 5500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
6 Cylinder 24 Valve
|8.0||10.0||333bhp @ 5250-6000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|E 63 AMG
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|4.5||8.5||549.8bhp @ 5500rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
Ed's Take: The E-Class gets the Mercedes-Benz’s patent COMAND system and of course, you can customise the vehicle as per your taste. Now, the E-Class is CKD and it misses out on certain features like panoramic sun roof and the extra side cameras.
The base variants of this line up are blessed with an advanced AUDIO 20CD infotainment system featuring a 14.7cm TFT color display and an ergonomically positioned central controller. They also have connectivity options for a USB and Bluetooth enabled devices. At the same time, it also has a 6-disc CD changer that keeps the occupants entertained. At the same time, other variants have been equipped with a sophisticated COMAND Online system featuring 17.8 inch TFT high resolution color display. It is incorporated with a navigation system and supports Linguatronic voice control function. Furthermore, they are also integrated with a Harman Kardon HiFi surround sound system with 14-loud speakers, which delivers exceptional quality sound output. Apart from these all the trims in this series are already fitted with several styling aspects, but customers can further personalize its interiors and exteriors according to their choice. They can opt for styling features like body decals, ski-racks, spoilers, spoilers and side skirts. At the same time, they can also choose for premium leather upholstery and special floor mats for added elegance.
Ed's Take: The handling of the E-Class is good and even the steering feel has been enhanced when compared to the previous W212. The handling of this sedan can’t be doubted.
The automaker has fitted its rear wheels with a set of solid disc brakes, while front rims have been equipped with a robust set of ventilated discs brakes. On the other hand, its E 63 AMG trim is bestowed with composite braking system featuring internally vented and perforated discs brakes. This braking mechanism is further augmented by anti-lock braking system that works in collaboration with brake assist function to provide a skid free driving experience. On the other hand, this saloon is also incorporated with an electronic stability control program and acceleration skid control function that enhances the agility of this vehicle by reduces its the loss of traction. In terms of suspension, it gets a sophisticated direct control suspension system featuring selective damping system on both its axles. While its top end petrol gets an AMG sport suspension featuring an electronically control damping system, which keeps the vehicle stable irrespective of road conditions. It has a responsive power steering system, which is speed sensitive. It makes it easy to maneuver the vehicle even in peak traffic conditions.
Ed's Take: The safety features on the E-Class include multiple airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD and PRE-SAFE.
The manufacturer has bestowed this Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon series with several restraint and active safety systems, which offers an unparalleled protection to the occupants inside. This entire model series is blessed with an active parking assist with PARKTRONIC that gives excellent assistance to the driver, while maneuvering in tight corners. At the same time, its high end versions also have a 360 degree camera that minimizes the efforts required to park this saloon. It has an advanced security and locking function including programmable key with remote control opening and closing of windows. This saloon also has restraint systems like airbags, three point seat belts with belt tensioner, seat occupancy recognition for front passenger seat and three stage impact protection front crash. In addition to these, it also has NECK-PRO crash responsive head restraints for front seats along with ISOFIX child seat mountings.
The neatly crafted wheel arches of this model line up are blessed with a sturdy set of 17-inch alloy wheels, which are covered with 245/45 R17 sized tubeless radial tyres. While the wheel arches of its E63 AMG variant are fitted with a set of stylish 18-inch, 10-spoke design lightweight alloy wheels. Its front wheels are embraced with 255/40 R18 sized radial tyres, whereas the rear ones have been covered with high performance 285/35 R18 sized tubeless tyres.
1. Panoramic sunroof is a standard feature in all variants.
2. Acceleration and performance of AMG version is remarkable.
3. Best in class interior design and comfort features.
4. Sleek and lustrous external appearance adds to its advantage.
5. Safety features are at par with other saloons.
1. Initial cost of ownership of AMG version is very expensive.
2. Fuel economy of petrol variants are not up to the mark.
3. Base variants lack COMAND Online system.
4. Massage seats can be given as standard features to all.
5. Lower ground clearance of 120mm is a big drawback.
|E250 CDI Avantgarde |
|49,60,000||50,48,178||51,14,695||50,48,178||49,71,233||49,32,864||49,79,477||Get On Road Price|
|E350 CDI |
|59,90,000||60,96,489||61,76,766||60,96,489||57,41,000||59,54,000||60,10,262||Get On Road Price|
|E 200 CGI |
|47,40,000||48,24,267||48,87,846||48,24,266||47,52,054||47,15,364||47,59,923||Get On Road Price|
|E400 Cabriolet |
|78,50,000||79,88,000||80,94,000||79,88,000||78,67,000||78,06,000||78,80,000||Get On Road Price|
|E 63 AMG |
|1,29,33,800||1,31,63,734||1,26,00,000||1,31,00,000||1,26,00,000||1,31,29,333||1,32,00,000||Get On Road Price|
In line with its 15 in ‘15 launch strategy, Mercedes-Benz India today launched the E400 Cabriolet in India alongside the CLS facelift. The car will be sold through the CBU route in the country and will serve more as a halo product (than a volume seller) in the company’s line-up.
Mercedes India continuing its launch spree has announced that it will launch the CLS facelift and E-Class Cabriolet on March 25, 2015. Recently in 2015, the automaker has launched B Class facelift and CLA Class along with the introduction of diesel engine in C Class. At first, CLS Class, the four door Coupe will only be available with diesel powertrain and will be sold in the country via CBU.
Among its many new upgrades, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will also get a new infotainment system with internet-enabled telematics generation boasting high-performance multimedia devices and navigation systems. The new telematics generation can be paired with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with data option for internet functionality through the modern COMAND Online multimedia system and the internet can be surfed without restrictions when the vehicle is stationary. While on the move, Mercedes-Benz Apps such as "Mercedes-Benz Radio" and "Service Mercedes-Benz" can be used unlimited.