Mercedes-Benz has continued its tradition of offering luxury convertibles with a classic fabric soft top.
Completing the new E-Class family’s lineup, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet will make its public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor
Show next week before heading to dealerships by the end of this year. Looking similar to the coupe with the soft-top up, the convertible E-Class sits 0.6 inches lower than the E-Class sedan and will come standard with sporty 18-inch wheels
The fully automatic acoustic soft top comes standard in dark brown, dark blue, red or black and is derived from the lid on the S-Class Cabriolet. It can be fully opened and closed in 20 seconds while traveling at a speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h), and after opening, it folds down quietly into a compartment in the trunk. A retractable cover separates the soft top from the remaining trunk space.
Standard inside the cabin is a 12.3-inch COMAND display, while a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
is available as an option. Like other Mercedes convertibles, open-air comfort can be enhanced with the available Aircap and Airscarf neck-level heating. The Aircap system was developed specifically for Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and features an electronic wind deflector module integrated into the roof frame and an electric wind blocker behind the rear seats. At the push of a button, the system also reduces the interior turbulence for the rear passengers.
Compared to its predecessor, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is 5 inches longer, 2.9 inches wider and 1.4 inches taller.