Mercedes adds touch of class
THE new Mercedes E-Class Cabrio and estate are due next month.
Prices for the E220 CDI cabrio with BlueEFFICIENCY technology -- the one they expect to be the big seller -- will start from €52,275 ex- works. The 2,143cc engine develops 170bhp, with fuel consumption from 4.6 litres of diesel per 100 kms in the manual version. Its emissions of 143 g/km put it in the Band C category, with annual road tax of €302.
One element of the cabrio they're making a big thing about is the Aircap automatic wind deflector for when the roof is down. This reduces interior air turbulence.
There is also a new generation neck-level heating system which blows heated air from adjustable vents in the front head restraints. The four-seater cabriolet has much the same engine choice (three diesel, three petrol), technology and equipment as the rest of the E-Class range.