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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class And Cabriolet Review

Vehicle Large coupe/convertible

Price: (E 200 Coupe), to $142,545 (E 400 Cabriolet)

the E-Class sedan and estate’s Mercedes-Benz has now rolled out the mid-life of the classiest of E-Classes: the coupe and

They both flaunt new front end designs as well as new wheels, new tail-lights and a reshaped bumper, but that’s about it as far as the evolution goes.

In fact, the noteworthy changes concern the of an affordable E 200 variant to the E-Class range, and the dumping of the V8-powered E 500 and the V6 engined E 350.

That the two-door variants into with the rest of the E-Class Atmo V8s and V6s are out, replaced by the E 400 and its 3.0 litre V6.

While revheads lament the loss of a V8-powered 2+2 coupe, others will the added value of its twin-turbocharged V6

With the E 400, the price of the E-Class Coupe drops $178,585 to $128,545 — than the outgoing E 350 Coupe’s price.

The V6’s performance is 55kW and 120Nm on the outgoing V8, as we found out, it’s a strong engine.

We weren’t to drive the new E 200 base model, at $79,900 for the Coupe it takes the right to Audi’s A5 2.0 TFSI .

The E value-equation has also been At $96,400 it’s $1400 expensive than the outgoing but more equipment has been as standard and Mercedes claims it now around $10,000 more than before.

Moreover, in form the $106,400 E 250 Cabriolet is cheaper than its predecessor, gaining the extra standard of its hard-topped sister.

Good relatively speaking. We do miss V8 though.


Inside, the prominent change is the migration of the selector from the centre to the steering column, while the wheel’s shape has also updated.

There are also some to upholstery colours and dash finish, but this is pretty the same cabin as before.

We it. The rear seats are reasonably for a 2+2 in coupe form, and the extra freed up in the centre console is welcome.

The Cabrio’s back is tighter in both width and Boot space is smaller measuring 390mm with the up compared to the Coupe’s 450 litres.

appealing though, is the range’s standard equipment list.

the entry-level E 200 is quite well-equipped. is standard (REAL leather), and so is a monitor, collision prevention reversing camera, active assist and a full suite of 11 for both Coupe and Cabriolet.

in addition to the features you’d expect of a luxury car costing $80k.

Things like auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing dusk-sensing headlamps, cruise speed limiter, dual-zone control and electric front (although fore-aft adjustment is manual).

Move up to the E 250, and you gain an steering column, fully seats, keyless entry and active cruise control, assist and bi-LED headlamps.

The E 400 adds a digital audio and high-end Harman Kardon system, along with a glass roof and 360-degree system.

Cabriolet spec that of the Coupe, however it be noted that the base E 200 doesn’t come with front seats and the Airscarf as standard — something considering if you live in Australia’s latitudes.


We’ve the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet The E 400 with its twin-turbo V6 was our focus for launch, especially as the E-Class and Cabriolet are the first Mercedes to be available with this in Australia.

It’s a decent too. Although it lacks the punch of the E 500’s 4.7 litre V8, the E 400 has a strong midrange and ample from 2800rpm up.

It’ll push the E 400 to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds (and that’s any form of launch control).

The automatic also works with the E 400’s V6. In sport the gearbox hangs onto gears for longer, and also when braking hard a corner.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

This ‘box hold ratios against when in manual mode, but at upshifts and downshifts are executed

The 3.0 V6 is rather quiet though, a turbocharger “issue”. The muted of the E 400 can’t hold a candle to the E 500 when it comes to aural

The E 250’s 2.0 litre turbo (itself an up-rated version of the E engine) is a familiar engine, and it exactly as it does in the E 250 sedan.

got meaty midrange torque and a 0-100km/h time means no slouch. For cruising around the E 250 does well, but performance will be better off with the E

The electrically-assisted steering is light and but we had issue with the suspension on the E 250 and E

It’s fidgety and overly over small road yet feels almost too compliant encountering large bumps.

The can be at least partially explained by the alloys that are standard on the E 250 and E 400 (we able to sample the 18-inchers on the E 200 at but the latter seems to be the result of not compression damping.

The Cabriolet much the same, however the of scuttle-shake and steering wheel lets you know that a much less rigid than the Coupe.


The real star of the new two-door range is the E 400. No

It’s only 0.2 seconds to 100km/h than the V8-powered car it consumes less fuel and has a $50k price advantage the E 500 in coupe form..

The E 250 is not without some charm of its own It’s a capable cruiser drop-top or hardtop, and its more-compelling list for the 2014 model will give it substantially ‘pull’ on the showroom floor.

a shame we didn’t get to sample the E 200 at the however that review come in time — as it for the E 250 CDI Coupe, which also available to drive.

Stay there’s more to come on the Coupe and Cabriolet.

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