Yes, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has been seen again! This time with even less camouflage.
In spite of the black and white swirls and lines, some things are for sure. There is no more that fake, whale tail spoiler on the back side, no more big rear bumper add-ons, and no more those etiquettes on the front grille. The new E-Class is about to look a lot like in the middle of smaller C-Class Cabriolet and larger S-Class Cabriolet. Well, if it’s a Mercedes, then it should look like one, right? That is the reason for continuing the company’s design for cars with two doors.
Knowing that the current versions of E-Class coupe and cabriolet have the platform of the previous C-Class, there is a change for the 2017 model. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will actually be supported by the same platform that the E-Class sedan and wagon are using, which is logical.
It is now expected for the well-known AMG versions to show up.
As for the interior, newest photographs taken don’t show much. What we can rely on is the interior previously spotted in May. So we predict that there won’t be huge changes when it comes to styling and features inside the car.
When it comes to the base powertrains of the cabriolet, Mercedes will probably use the existing engine versions that are used for sedan and wagon. Those would be a 135kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged gasoline unit (E200), 143kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (E220d) and another 2.0-litre turbo petrol (E300) developing 180kW and 370Nm. Of course, if 2.0 is not enough, there are always bigger solutions. You can choose between a 190kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel (E350d) and the 245kW/480Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo gasoline (E400) as the strongest version available. All of these will have an automatic transmission with nine gears.
Now, we all know the sound differences between diesel and petrol engines. Since this is a convertible, Mercedes might consider not to offer so many diesel options. With a roof-down car, the pleasure is much bigger if you don’t have to listen to that noisy heart pumping.
Of course, the model to admire the most when it comes to E-Class is AMG E63. We have seen a brochure that leaked from Russia and, we must say, watch out! The AMG E63 model will produce 420 kW and 750 Nm from the new Mercedes-Benz 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, while the even hotter E63 S will have an output of 450 kW and 850Nm. The AMG E63 will be able to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds. In addition, the version with the S sign will be completing the same task in impressive 3.5 seconds! The coupe is expected to have similar results, but in some cases, it is logical that the top-off model will have 0.1 or 0.2 seconds slower time. Its car body is a bit different because of the roof mechanism and it is heavier due to the folding roof. That’s not all. There will also be an AMG E43 version. It will be powered by a 295kW/520Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6. This engine in the E-Class needs only 4.6 seconds to reach 100km/h speed.