2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Looks Better Than Ever [69 Pics]

Mercedes-Benz has completed its E-Class lineup with the debut of the stylish Convertible model that follows the sedan, Estate, Coupe and the rugged E-Terrain wagon.

Positioned between the smaller and somewhat sportier C-Class and the larger and more posh S-Class cabriolets, the E-Class Convertible adheres to the lines and body shape of its coupe brethren shedding the metal top for a retractable cloth roof. The result is a very elegant looking car, the design of which should withstand the test of time.

The E-Class’ fabric soft top is available in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black, and can be fully opened and closed in 20 seconds when travelling at a speed of up to 50 km/h (31 mph). It stores under a retractable cover with Mercedes promising a reasonable boot capacity of 385 liters, reduced to 310 liters when the roof is stowed.

An increase in exterior dimensions (123mm / 4.8 in. longer, 74mm / 2.9 in. wider) together with a 113mm / 4.5 in. longer wheelbase than the previous E-Class Convertible, give the new model a boost in space, with rear passengers gaining an additional 102mm (4.0 in.) of legroom.

As before, the new E-Class cabrio can be optionally equipped with the AIRCAP automatic draught-stop system and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating as well as a number of other features.

For the first time, Mercedes will give buyers the option of all-wheel drive, which it calls 4MATIC. The Germans haven’t fully detailed the lineup yet, but said North America will get a 3.0L V6 biturbo engine paired to a standard 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which produces 329hp in the E400 Coupe. An E50 AMG variant with well over 400 horses from a 3.0L V6 turbo, should be in the Convertible’s future too.

In other markets, such as Europe, expect a similar lineup of petrol and diesel units to the coupe, including 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline and diesel fours for the 241hp E300 and 191hp E220d entry level models respectively, along with the previously mentioned E400 and E50 AMG.

The E-Class Convertible will have it first public out at the Geneva Motor Show next week and go on sale in the second half of the year.

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  • U8INIT

    Stunning…and that conservative champagne color is saying something to me.

  • pcurve

    Hrm… something is not quite right with the design. The door looks too short.. belt line a bit high. Maybe it’s a lot of little things that are off.

    • Merc1

      Maybe you’re just blind.

      M

  • BarryFastCars

    Great car, great color. I will see tons of these before the year is out living in Santa Barbara. I would not totally say the E-Class line is complete though. The CLS is a 4 door coupe E-Class. It should be called the CLE for that reason.

  • An Existing Person

    Stunning car inside and out. I can expect to see plenty of these in Miami.

  • CERTAINLY LOOKS UPSCALE.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I guess you could say it’s… pure sex?

    😉

  • Six Thousand Times

    I was just shuffling through the pictures until I got to the maroon ones then…mmm, very nice!

  • SteersUright

    Elegant? Sure. But beautiful?? If you find yourself staring at a jelly bean thinking its downright gorgeous, then I could see how you might love the shape of this Benz. When I think beautiful MB, I think Gullwing 300SL, AMG GT, SL Black Series, SLS to some extent. But this elegant and opulent vehicle is shaped more like something that fell out of my bowl of chili than anything I’d agree to be described as beautiful automobile design.

  • MJ Coffey

    The new E-Class Convertible clearly reminds me of the good old W124 E Class (Convertible). It’s going to be a future classic.

  • AstonMartin

    Impressive! Love the styling and the highlighted colors. The burgundy over burgundy & blue over white combinations have my attention

  • Carlo

    I think this is my favorite of all the new Mercedes convertibles. Lovely styling, proportions and they actually devoted rear seat space! I remember when coupes and convertibles could be had with roomy useful back seats yet the S-class is rated compact defeats the purpose of having 2 door versions of each class. The E is definitely the best yet hopefully they make 1 with a V8.

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