2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Making US Debut In New York, First Time With AWD

With warmer weather just around the corner, Mercedes‘ all-new convertible E-Class is just days away from touching down in the US, where it will premiere at the 2017 NY Auto Show.

Just like in Europe, US buyers can now choose yet another convertible from the Mercedes-Benz stable, one that’s smaller than the flagship S-Class Cabriolet, yet bigger and more tech-savvy than a C-Class.

The all-new 2018 E-Class Cabriolet is also available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive for the first time, not to mention comfort-boosting technology such as the AIRCAP wind deflector and the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system.

The soft top on the new E-Class Cabriolet can be ordered in dark brown, dark blue, red or black, and features sophisticated insulation that reduces wind and driving noise when the car is running at highway speeds.

Thanks to this car, Mercedes-Benz now have a grand total of seven convertible nameplates for US buyers to choose from, eight if you count the Smart fortwo cabrio. The rest would be the C-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Cabriolet, SLC, SL, AMG GT Roadster and of course the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet.

As for powertrain options, US buyers will be able to choose between the E400 Cabriolet and the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet, though they’ll have to wait until later on this year in order to get their cars.

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  • alexxx

    smooth…

  • fabri99

    That is one ugly shade of brown.

    • Stephen Baxter

      I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be a dark red.

      • fabri99

        Well it’s the same colour as liver.

  • pcurve

    Wow! Looks stunning top down, especially from a vantage point that only Yao Ming can enjoy.

  • KenjiK

    Looks too much like the C Class. Far too much.

    • Carmaker1

      Ever since the very expensive C124/A124 ended production, MB has got away with the A208 and A209 CLKs and A207 “E-Class” being rebodied C-Classes. Interestingly, the A238 uses the same modular architecture of MRA that was debuted by the 205 C-Class in 2014.

      They’ve just never been committed to spending capital on a fully bespoke E-Class coupe/cabrio. It took modular MRA to allow them re-commit to a 2-door E-Class not directly based on a C-Class. Even the last E-Class 2-door, was really a renamed 3rd generation CLK, almost made redundant by the 11th hour C204 coupe (already designed by 2008).

      • YJ Chua

        Well considering that the W213 E-class is also built on the MRA platform, you could say that the W213 is also indirectly based on the W205 C-class.

        There’s nothing wrong with using a modular platform across several vehicles.

        • Carmaker1

          I was trying to dance around claiming that directly, but you said it.

      • KenjiK

        True, but from a visual point, you could not mistake the previous E Class (and coupe version) with it’s C Class counterpart. On this generation I can barely tell them apart.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Wow! 🤤

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