The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Four seasons, four passengers - PART XIII


Stuttgart, Germany, Mar 08, 2010

Equipment and appointments: Individual and innovative

- Standard equipment includes acoustic soft top and electrically adjustable seats
- Two interior concepts, three packages and over 60 optional extras to choose from

No rigid roof overhead – this is practically the only thing the E-Class Cabriolet driver has to do without because, with its array of standard equipment, technical innovations and individualisation options, the open-top two-door model embodies the Mercedes-Benz luxury philosophy.

Unique safety systems such as the drowsiness detection system ATTENTION ASSIST and the Active Bonnet come as standard, as do comfort and convenience features such as the acoustic soft top, electrically adjustable front seats and a through-loading feature in the rear. Over and above this, further standard equipment for all models includes:

THERMATIC 2-zone automatic climate control
ADAPTIVE BRAKE with HOLD function, priming function, brake drying function in the wet and Hill- Start Assist
Flashing adaptive brake lights (in emergency-stop situations)
AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system
AGILITY CONTROL steering with safety steering column
Airbags for driver and front passenger with multi-stage deployment logic, sidebags in the front seats, headbags for driver and front passenger, kneebag in driver's knee area
Headlamp Assist (automatic on/off driving lights)
Automatic front belt feeders
ISOFIX child seat attachment points in the rear
4 head restraints – adjustable for driver and front passenger, automatically extendable for rear passengers – and NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints for driver and front passenger
Multifunction steering wheel with 12 buttons
PRE-SAFE® system
Audio 20 CD radio with 14.7 cm (5.8-inch) colour display, dual tuner, CD player with MP3 capability, 8 loudspeakers, Aux-in connection in glove compartment
Tyre pressure loss warning system
Bluetooth® hands-free system for telephone
Cruise control and SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter

ELEGANCE and AVANTGARDE: the interior concepts

Two design and equipment lines – ELEGANCE and AVANTGARDE – allow
E-Class Cabriolet customers to choose from two expressive characters displaying classic or progressive sportiness – as an alternative to the standard model. The key differences between the two interior concepts:


ARTICO man-made leather in black or alpaca grey
Light A-pillars, light roof liner
Black backplate in instrument cluster
Upper section of dashboard, steering wheel and shift/selector lever in soft contrasting colours (not if black appointments are selected)


ARTICO man-made leather in black
Black A-pillars, black roof liner
Silver-coloured backplate in instrument cluster
Seats, door centre panels and rear side areas in appointments colour

Ex-factory individualisation: the designo range
With its wide choice of fine materials for the exterior and interior, the designo range offers ex-factory exclusivity. The unique designo mystic and magno paint finishes, high-grade designo leather appointments in sublime colours, special designo trim parts and the designo roof liner allow almost limitless combination options for the E-Class Cabriolet.

Intelligent combinations: the equipment packages

Three equipment packages make it easier to further enhance the car. The
Cabriolet Comfort package incorporates AIRSCARF® neck-level heating and the AIRCAP® automatic draught-stop. Both of these innovations for open-top driving are also available separately – but the package offers a saving of over € 100.

The AMG Sports package includes an AMG sports steering wheel, multicontour front seats and – in conjunction with an automatic transmission – shift paddles on the steering wheel. This sports version is distinguishable by the light-alloy wheels featuring AMG six-twin-spoke styling, a special front and rear apron, and side sill panels. As well as lending the car a dynamic appearance, the AMG Sports package also includes AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension, whose speed-sensitive sports steering has a more direct ratio. Perforated brake discs are also included in the package.
The first buyers of the E-Class Cabriolet will also be able to choose an attractive special edition with tenorite grey metallic paintwork. This Prime Edition model is available for the E 250 CDI, E 350 CDI, E 250 CGI and E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY models as well as for the E 500 model. The key features:

Two-tone designo leather appointments (platinum white pearl/black)
Memory package for front seats, steering column and exterior mirrors
Heated seats
AMG 6-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels
AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension including speed-sensitive sports steering with more direct ratio

Dreams can come true: the optional extras

The list of optional extras for the E-Class Cabriolet includes 63 items, ranging from the AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension to high-quality trim parts. In view of the already extensive standard equipment, this level of choice means that a vast range of configurations is possible. For the trim parts alone, there is a choice of five fine materials: light polished aluminium, brown burr walnut wood, black ash wood, brown pine wood or black piano lacquer.

Particular highlights in the range of optional extras:

Manually folding trailer coupling
COMAND APS multimedia system: high-resolution 17.8 cm (7-inch) colour display, fast hard-disc navigation with map display (Birdview, 3-D points of interest) for digitised areas of Europe, Traffic Message Channel (TMC Pro), 6-GB memory (Music Register) for compressed audio files (MP3, WMA, AAC), PCMCIA adapter slot for memory cards, DVD video, LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control for audio, telephone and
Digital radio (DAB)
THERMOTRONIC 3-zone luxury automatic climate control
Harman Kardon® Logic7® surround sound system
Intelligent Light System including bi-xenon headlamps, with variable light distribution for driving in the country, on the motorway or in heavy fog, active light function, dynamic headlamp range control, cornering light function in the main headlamps, LED daytime driving lights, headlamp cleaning system, and Adaptive Highbeam Assist
PARKTRONIC incl. Parking Guidance and parking space measurement
Climatised front seats (heated and ventilated front seats)
Blind Spot Assist
TV tuner (for analogue/digital reception)

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