Overall great value for the money, and sharp looking ride to boot. Mercedes convertibles aren't generally considered to be good value; in this case, however, the E 220 d Cabriolet in particular exceeds expectations for the near-£45,000 list price. The Premium 1 package adds a navigation system, a rearview camera, heated seats E550 adds ventilation , a power rear window shade sedan and coupe , satellite radio, a premium sound system and an iPod interface. The E550 models get a twin-turbo 4. I'm sure the original sticky Pirelli's were on there for performance and ride comfort. But if the outside is desirable, the inside is spectacular. Stand-alone options on the sedan and wagon include front and rear parking sensors, split-folding rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats E350 , a panoramic sunroof, enhanced front seats with adjustable bolsters, a heated steering wheel, an infrared night vision warning system and a rear seat entertainment system.
It feels like quite a big car on the road, too. Both distances are average for vehicles with those respective tire types. Width is up 74mm to 1,860mm, height up 30mm to 1,428mm, and the wheelbase up 113mm to 2,873mm. An E350 4Matic wagon with summer tires did it in 109 feet. The E 400 is the least efficient, at 32. New, more powerful and more efficient engines debut in every model, while the E350 Bluetec turbodiesel carries over from last year.
Unsurprisingly, the E 220d is the most efficient engine, offering a claimed 57. Quite the opposite, really, as each E-Class iteration managed to earn the title Edmunds Recommended in our annual buyer's guide. Options include the Premium 1 and 2 packages, as well as the Lane Tracking and Driver Assistance packages. If your only choice is figuring out which of the many E-Class variants to get, we wouldn't blame you. Image 10 of 11 Boot The boot might be shallow, but 385 litres provides a reasonable amount of luggage space. Sadly, Mercedes could only finish 21st in the brand survey, while its dealers were unable to make the top 10.
Although it's not the most athletic pick, it nevertheless offers highly tactile steering, strong engines and a chassis that inspires confidence. No big rushes through to redline — just refined acceleration. All E550 and 4Matic-equipped models get electromechanical steering versus the hydraulic setup used last year. Servicing The E-Class Cabriolet needs servicing every 15,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes soonest. In the E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes has chosen to take a more relaxed approach to the traditional pleasures of open-topped motoring. Never had a convertible that was tomb quiet. The E350 sedan is further broken down into the Luxury and Sport sub-trims, which vary in suspension tuning, styling, interior trim and wheel design.
Combined with optional heated and ventilated seats, the E350 becomes a more comfortable four-season ride. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control and more advanced versions of the Lane Tracking items. Over several generations, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has refined the art of large-scale open-top touring. Mercedes estimates the sedan will hit 60 in a very rapid 5. Anything that can seat five people in comfort and go from zero to 60 mph in 4. Yet throughout this family, there isn't a bad apple in the bunch.
Overall, the interior of the E-Class Cabriolet feels closer to the S-Class than it does the C-Class. There are four different body styles, four different engines, two sub trim levels and a multitude of options. We are still enjoying this great vehicle. A masterclass in fit, finish and ambience. The only real criticism concerns the rather upright rear seats, which might be uncomfortable on a long trip. The coupe and Cabriolet can also be had with heated front seats and the parking sensors. The amount of rear space and overall quality puts it in the same arena as the more expensive and soon-to-be-replaced , however.
A three-year service package is available for £37 per month, which works out at £1,332 overall. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard fit across the entire E-Class Cabriolet range. Be it sedan, coupe, convertible or wagon, the E-Class is one of the finest cars on the road. The fact that all four passengers have individual seats only serves to increase the feeling of space. Powered by a 302 hp 3. Well needless to say the new ones are just too expensive for a retiree. This year it gets a new engine: a twin-turbo 5.
The E550's V8 gets a more radical change, switching to a turbocharged, smaller-displacement mill that cranks out 402 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque. All very good from a practicality perspective — you just need to ensure the new E-Class Cabriolet will fit in your garage or on your driveway. Instead, sit back and enjoy the comfort-tuned standard suspension. With the exception of the carryover E350 Bluetec and its V6 turbodiesel, every E-Class has received a new engine that's more powerful and more economical. Overall, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class remains a top choice against a plethora of competitors, including the , , 2012 Infiniti M37, and.