One of the highly acclaimed luxury car maker, Mercedes Benz India has quite a few impeccable vehicles in their fleet. The company has recently added a new trim level in this model lineup of its masterpiece production, E-Class, which is one of the best selling models. This new variant is called as Mercedes-Benz E-Class E400 Cabriolet , which is equipped with a powerful 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine under the bonnet. It is capable of producing a maximum power 333bhp along with a pounding 480Nm of commanding torque output. 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 reducing the loss of traction. The company has given this stylish convertible two doors and an electric soft top that can be opened or closed at speed under 40 Kmph. Its exteriors look quite stylish owing to its lustrous body structure, which is complimented by lots of styling aspects. This variant is being sold in quite a few exterior paint options for the buyers to choose from. It is equipped with features like bi-xenon headlamps, horizontally designed LED taillight cluster, a classy set of alloy wheels, exhaust system with two squared integrated tailpipes in stainless steel and many other such aspects. On the other hand, its internal section is designed with an attractive dual tone color scheme with high gloss black ash wood trim. 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. It is being sold 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 and it is a big plus point.
The company has given this vehicle a spectacular external appearance and fitted with some radiant looking cosmetics. The look of its recently launched trim is identical to other trims in its lineup. The company has designed it 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. To begin with the frontage, it has an attractive radiator grille, which comes with a lot of chrome treatment. This grille is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. It is flanked by a radiant headlight cluster that is powered by bi-xenon headlamps and signature LED day time running lights that gives the frontage a distinct look. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper, which is quite wide featuring bigger air intake consoles that provides better ventilation for engine cooling. It is surrounded by a couple of fog lamps as well. The windscreen is pretty large and made up of laminated glass. It is integrated with a set of rain sensing wipers. Its sleek and lustrous side profile features a lot of character lines and body colored door handles. Its beautifully carved wheel arches are equipped with a sturdy set of 17-inch alloy wheels. These wheels are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 235/45 R17 that offers superior road grip. The wing mirror caps 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 along with heating function. Furthermore, this variant also gets chrome plated waistline molding that further enhances its majestic stance. Coming to its rear facet, it is designed with horizontal 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. The body colored bumper is accompanied by two round shaped exhaust pipes, which are in chrome finish.
The roomy internal cabin of this Cabriolet trim has the seating capacity of four passengers. Its dashboard and door panels gets high gloss black ash wood inlays that enhances the elegance of its interiors. The cabin is incorporated with ergonomically designed seats, which are well cushioned and 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 settings for additional comfort. While its rear cabin is fitted with a bench seat featuring 40:20:40 split folding facility that helps to improve the storage capacity. 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. It has a beautifully designed dashboard, which is complemented by wood inserts and ambient lighting, it features aspects like an AC unit, an advanced instrument cluster with several functions, a large glove box with cooling effect and other such aspects. All the control switches are placed well within the reach of the driver, which makes it easy for the driver to access them. Not only this, the company has also incorporated the cabin with several utility based 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. When all these features put together makes it one of the luxurious vehicles in its segment.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, this variant is powered by 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2996cc. This six cylinder based motor has the ability of producing a peak power of 333bhp in the range of 5250 to 6000rpm and yields a hammering torque of 480Nm between 1600 to 4000rpm. The manufacturer has paired all these motors with a 7G-tronic plus automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a power packed performance.
Braking and Handling:
The company has given this variant an efficient braking mechanism along with reliable suspension system. Its rear wheels are fitted with a set of solid disc brakes, while front rims have been equipped with a robust set of ventilated 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. It also has an electronic stability control program and acceleration skid control function that enhances the agility of this vehicle by reduces the loss of traction. In terms of suspension, it gets a sophisticated direct control suspension system featuring selective damping system on both its axles. The cabin is blessed with a responsive power steering system, which is speed sensitive. This tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel makes it easy to maneuver even in peak traffic conditions.
This variant is bestowed with several advanced features that certainly provide fatigue free driving experience to its occupants. It has 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. For best in car entertainment, 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 speakers, which enhances the ambiance of its cabin. This variant has an advanced instrument cluster featuring a color display for keeping the driver updated. 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. Apart from these, it also has aspects like ECO start/stop system, electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support, auto dimming effect for interior mirror including driver's side wing mirror, three programmable memory setting for steering and ORVMs.
For a stress free driving experience, this luxurious coupe is offering with a lot of vital protective aspects, which gives an unparalleled protection to the occupants inside. It has an active parking assist with PARKTRONIC that gives excellent assistance to the driver, while maneuvering in tight corners. It has an advanced security and locking function including programmable key with remote control opening and closing of windows. In addition to these, it also has NECK-PRO crash responsive head restraints for front seats along with ISOFIX child seat mountings. The car maker has also given some 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.
1. Best in class interior design and comfort features.
2. Sleek and lustrous external appearance adds to its advantage.
1. Lower ground clearance of 120mm is a big drawback.
2. Fuel economy is not up to the mark.
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