A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car's character with the flip of a switch. Four modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, ECO Start/Stop, climate-control efficiency and available AIR BODY CONTROL suspension. A fifth "Individual" mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for manual shifting.
Generating 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, the 3.0L V6 combines twin turbos and numerous other advances to lower emissions and fuel consumption while increasing performance. In a single millisecond, the rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times, while the high-pressure Direct Injection precisely tunes the ultrafine fuel spray. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand'' ancillary components further boost efficiency.
With a greater range of ratios and shorter steps between gears, the 9-speed automatic changes gears more quickly but nearly imperceptibly. Along with a more seamless delivery of power, the lighter, more versatile transmission enhances quiet riding comfort and fuel-efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the steering wheel. And drivers can vary the shift modes via the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT system.
An advanced torque-vectoring system adds control and precision in turns via targeted rear-wheel braking. If the vehicle's Electronic Stability Program (ESP) detects understeer while cornering, Dynamic Cornering Assist applies the brake to the inside rear wheel, temporarily shifting torque distribution in favor of the outside wheel. This causes the vehicle to gently pivot in response, putting it on a line of travel, or vector, better suited to the turn.
The 3-layer "acoustic" soft top is meticulously tailored for long-lasting beauty and a remarkably quiet cabin. A bonded butyl layer fends off the elements while keeping the top-up profile free from visible bows. At speeds of up to 31 mph, the one-button power top takes less than 20 seconds to vanish under a sleek cover that elegantly unites the cabin and rear deck, while leaving ample trunk space. Four stylish colors are available. Among its generously sized windows is a heated rear window.
Engineered from the sky down as a convertible, the E-Class Cabriolet delivers more than breathtaking style and a breeze. Its aerodynamics are class-leading, enhancing stability, quietness and ride comfort. The strategic use of ultrahigh-strength steel and aluminum team up for exceptional rigidity, solidity and durability without the burden of excessive weight.
Elegantly detailed 18-inch wheels feature five pairs of tapering spokes with grey-painted inlays, set off by machine-finished surfaces. They're staggered in width and equipped with high-performance Extended Mobility tires, ideal for rear-wheel-drive models but available on request with 4MATIC as well.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
Supple, richly grained double-stitched leather is hand-fitted to the seating surfaces and head restraints. Carefully tailored stitching flows curvaceously up the seatback, in perfect concert with the natural human form.
A network of LEDs let you create cabin ambience to suit your mood. Edge-lighting glows at three levels: beneath the "waveform" dash and door trim, behind the in-dash screens, and in the footwells. Along with 64 selectable colors, three cabin zones and adjustable brightness, numerous programs let you enjoy two or five colors at once, either static or slowly changing. Internal illumination of the dash vents can match the chosen motif, or briefly respond to your climate-control adjustments.
Crisp, analog gauges flank a large color display with illustrated and animated menus for vehicle information, settings and driver-assistance features. It's easy to scroll through the various menus via the left-hand Touch Controls on the steering wheel.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
In the future, cars will be able to communicate with each other over the airwaves. In the E-Class, the future starts today. With its industry-leading Car-to-X Communication, every new E-Class can automatically alert a central notification system of certain dangers, from detected wheelspin to the use of hazard flashers or even windshield wipers. The system can then alert other drivers with Car-to-X via in-dash displays or announcements, allowing precautions to be taken before reaching the hazard.
If an air bag deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to Mercedes-Benz Emergency Services, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does. This vital service is provided for as long as you own the vehicle, no matter who's driving.
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags for driver and front passenger, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Side-impact air bags are also provided for each rear seating position.
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking.