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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Preview

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Pros: Looking for class and sophistication with open-air possibilities? Then the Merc E-Class cabriolet is the car for you. 

Cons: Because apparently there has to be something wrong with it… there’s no diesel engine offered in North America, no AWD is offered either. 

2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Price and Fuel Economy: There are only two E-Class cabriolet models to choose from. The pricing is as follows (base MSRPs): 
 

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz E 400 $71,000 
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz E 550 $81,200 

Fuel numbers range from 10.0L/100km (for the 6 cylinder) to 11.7L/100km (for the 8-cylinder model). 

Powertrain: There are only two engines (one in each model) available for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet. In the E 400 cabriolet you’ll find a 24V Bi-turbo V6 unit that produces 328 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. And in the E 550 sits a fabulous 32V Bi-turbo V8 that will turn out 402 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. 

Across the board, a 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission is found. 

Changes and Improvements: No major changes have been made to the E-Class since its extensive refresh in 2013. However, the next generation is in the works to be revealed soon. 

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet can swallow up 390 litres of cargon with the top up. Open the roof and that trunk space dwindles to 300 litres. The Merc E-Class cabriolet only offers seating for four. 

Safety: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet comes equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags along with DISTRONIC PLUS with Steer Assist (to keep you in your lane), BAS PLUS with Cross Traffic Assist, PRE-SAFE Brake with Pedestrian Detection, PRE-SAFE PLUS (which assesses a rear-end impact with rear sensors and adjust occupant protection accordingly), ATTENTION ASSIST, and COLLISION PREVENTION.  

Comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Audi S 5 Cabriolet, BMW 4 Series Cabriolet.