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Mercedes E 400

Mercedes E-Class convertible

Smoother front end styling the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class bang up to date. Photo

Ewan Kennedy road and reviews the Mercedes E-Class with specs, fuel and verdict.

Mercedes E-Class 4.5

Mercedes-Benz has improved its E-Class with a facelift and increased equipment. Most importantly in the of many potential buyers, have significantly improved including a sensational new powerplant as the #39;400#39; – more that later. Safety has significantly upgraded as Mercedes to be in the forefront in this field, as it has for decades.

Though the profile of the E-Class cabriolet and coupe well, the frontal styling was by having too many awkward The new look has corrected that and the is significantly neater. So great is the to the appearance that it#39;s to believe the bonnet and front remain as before.

Cleverly, the frontal appearance haven#39;t interfered with the low of drag of just 0.24.

the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class and coupe retain the same design theme as before, the exception of a reworking of the central of the dash. Changes to the colours and of the materials complement these and the overall feel is significantly

ENGINE / TRANSMISSION

The biggest in the E-Class range is the introduction of a new V6 in the model called the E 400. No, it a 4.0-litre unit, but displaces 3.0 litres. However it achieves performance thanks to its twin and uses noticeably less than the V8 it supersedes.

With up to 245 kW of power the turbo V6 has a 480 Nm of torque all the way from 1400 to rpm. On our road test over a great week on the Coast we loved the effortless of torque.

The Mercedes biturbo not only makes for effortless distance touring, but also safety of overtaking on tight roads because of the minimum spent on the wrong side of the Then again, it#39;s not a V8 and we do like that kind of The seven-speed automatic transmission smoothly and well, however it may be superseded by a nine-speed unit will presumably be even

INFOTAINMENT

Mercedes#39; Comand system is, as usual, simple and intuitive to use. The large is easy to see with a minimal of The Harman Kardon sound fitted to the E 400 has the sort of excellent normally only found in home audio systems.

These mid-sized Mercedes many crash avoidance including some that yet been introduced in the much expensive S-Class (though the generation S-Class will up when it arrives in a few months ).

The E 400 looks for potential dangers for 360 around itself and brakes and as necessary, at the same time the driver to take action. also lane keeping radar cruise control and collision protection.

If you should have a serious collision Mercedes E-Class sports will do their very to prevent or minimise injuries. It without saying the E-Class gained five stars in crash testing.

Cabin space is better you might anticipate in a cabriolet, it does require moving the seats forward to share if adults are being carried in the Two adults and pair of pre-teen will do it easily.

A clever called an Aircap rises the top edge of the windscreen in the cabriolet and the airflow by about ten centimetres, a surprising difference inside the car when the top is down.

We have driven the sporting E-Class in Germany and Australia. Tyre on the notorious Aussie coarse-chip doesn#39;t intrude overmuch, in the cabriolet when the roof is Big bumps and dips are generally with only the mildest of in the cabriolet.

We did bottom out the suspension when hard over big undulations, but you to keep in mind these are low sports models and have to be with care on rough and Australian backroads.

Mercedes E 400

By the way, we cruising an E-Class cabriolet at 180 is ridiculously easy in Germany. The of automotive physics are different in and though we did push our review car all the way to 112 on a motorway here, we thankfully crash.

Handling is excellent due to the low of gravity, as is the balance offered by the rear-drive layout and by the dynamic the suspension offers.

Though the E 400 cabriolet we tested had a recommended price of $142,900, the range now under $80,000 for the first The $79,990 (plus on-road E 200 coupe is a relative bargain in upmarket class and we can see the new sporty continuing to sell well under.

The complete Mercedes-Benz E-Class range is:

E 200 two-door cabriolet: (automatic)

E 250 two-door cabriolet: (automatic)

E 400 two-door cabriolet: (automatic)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Warranty . 3 years/100,000 km

Resale . 57 per

Service interval . 12 months/25,000km

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