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Mercedes Reveals the Redesigned Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio

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Mercedes has officially unveiled the redesigned Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Based on the award winning Mercedes Benz E Class Coupe, the Cabrio combines sexy styling with a retractable canvas roof. The roof was specially designed to provide “one of the quietest interiors in the segment for four-seater premium cabriolets with a fabric roof.” It’s so quiet, Mercedes promises that owners will be able to a have “perfectly normal” phone conversation at speeds exceeding 125 mph.

Should you choose to lower the roof, you’ll be happy to find the Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio has been outfitted with AIRSCARF (a neck-level heating system) and the new AIRCAP system. Essentially a windshield-mounted air deflector (which can extend 2.4 inches), the AIRCAP system redirects the air flow above the interior. This results in a nearly draft free environment, which allows for reduced interior noise levels.

European engine options will include the 125 kW (170 hp) E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the 150 kW (204 hp) E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the 170 kW (231 hp) E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the 135 kW (184 hp) E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, the 150 kW (204 hp) E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, the 215 kW (292 hp) E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, and the 285 kW (387 hp) E 500.

In the U.S. two initial engines will be available:

  • E350 Cabriolet: 268 hp / 258 lb-ft.
  • E550 Cabriolet: 382 hp/ 391 lb-ft.

Look for the new Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio to start arriving at dealerships this May in the U.S.

–Source:  World Car Fans

Mercedes Benz E Class Convertible Details and Photos Released

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Daimler has dropped the official word about the new Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet. The two-door car, available with seven engine configurations in Europe, will go on sale from January 11.

Despite going on sale early next year, the company still says that the market launch will take place in March. This will be timed both for the Geneva Motor Show, but also for the beginning of the all-important convertible season.

Six of the models – E200 CGI, E250 CGI, E350 CGI, E220 CDI, E250 CDI, E350 CDI – come with the BlueEFFICIENCY moniker. The diesels range from 170 to 231 horsepower, while the petrol engines start at 184 hp on up to 292 hp. The E500 gets the benefit of 388 horsepower, likely generated from a 5.5-liter V8 unit.

One of the innovations seen on the car is the new AirCap system. With a button push, the passengers sitting in the four individual seats will notice a reduction in turbulence and noise, and an increase in warm air thanks to AirScarf. This is very useful when the soft top is taken down, a task that takes less than 20 seconds and can be completed at speeds up to 25 mph.

When the weather does not suit open-air driving, the “all-year-round” car makes use of an acoustic soft top, which keeps the interior comfortably quiet up to 124 mph. It makes good use of insulation, bringing the thickness to 23.5 mm, and keeping the interior warm even in the winter.

Seven airbags, thick dual rollover bars, and tilt sensor are all included in the safety features. Crash-responsive head restraints are standard at the front only.

The Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet is the fourth Mercedes Benz E Class model. It joins the Saloon, Coupé, and recently-launched Wagon. You can read a great deal more about the convertible in the press release below.

–Source:  World Car Fans

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Mercedes Benz E Class Sales Help Mercedes-Benz Sales Jump 19.1% For November

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Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported November sales of 16,797 vehicles, a 19.1% improvement over November 2008.

The all-new, 9th generation Mercedes Benz E Class, continued to show strong demand with sales of 4,824 for November 2009, up 113.1% over November 2008.

On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 170,403 new vehicles, narrowing the gap versus last year to 17.4%.

Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 4,627 vehicles in November; a 12.9% decrease compared to November 2008 sales of 5,312 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program are 66,788, a 15% increase over 2008 year-to-date sales of 58,065 vehicles.

Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio

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This is a Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio.

These design elements are nearly identical to the design elements on the Mercedes Benz E Class Coupe. Like the coupe, the Cabrio has a canvas roof and a unique pop-up wind blocker that reduces air turbulence when the roof is down.

Also like the coupe, engine options are expected to include a 292 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 and a 5.5-liter V8 with 388 horsepower.

Look for the Mercedes Benz E Class Cabrio to debut at either the North American International Auto Show or the Geneva Motor Show.

A Tuning Package for the Mercedes Benz E Class E-500 Coupe

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German tuner Carlsson has released details previewing its tuning package for the Mercedes Benz E Class E-500 Coupe (C207).

The CK50, as Carlsson has branded Mercedes Benz E Class, comes with an increase in power over the production model, with output dialed up to 435 hp and 600 Nm of torque. 11 of those extra horses come courtesy of the stainless steel sport exhaust silencer, with dual oval pipes, that also provides for a more robust sound.

To help handle those extra 47 horses (from the standard model’s 388hp) is a coilover suspension with damping and height adjusting that can lower the car up to 30mm. Carlsson also offers its 1/5 REVO 20-inch light alloy wheels which come in a dual-tone finish.

The aerodynamic kit is rather spare, featuring only a front and rear spoiler. An optional RS front lip is also available.

For the interior Carlsson adds a few touches to mark its presence. These include gearshift and steering wheel covers offered in a leather/ultra-suede combo, aluminum covers for the pedals and illuminated floor mats with the Carlsson badge.

Mercedes Benz E Class E-500 Coupe

–Source:  WorldCarFans

First Official Images for the Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan

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Lorinser has released the first official images of their styling package for the Mercedes Benz E Class sedan.

While details are limited, the package remains pretty faithful to the original design sketches and leaked photos that surfaced earlier this year. Up front, Lorinser added a sportier grill (similar to the one used on the C63 AMG), a revised bumper, and aggressive front fenders with air vents. Out back, the Mercedes Benz E Class features a trunk-mounted spoiler, a four tailpipe exhaust system, and a redesigned rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. Other styling touches include Lorinser wheels, extended side skirts, and a roof-mounted spoiler.

As we have previously reported, Lorinser will also offer a performance package for the E 500 sedan. Boasting special camshafts, an upgraded exhaust system and revised engine electronics, the package enables the 5.5-liter V8 engine to produce 435 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque.

–Source:  WorldCarFans

Mercedes Benz E Class Estate

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Earlier today, Daimler released an extensive amount of photos, video, and information about the new Mercedes Benz E Class Estate. The car will have a choice of five different engines when it goes on sale in November, with another six models ready for release by March 2010.

Pricing will begin at $52,921 for the base level E200 CDI BlueEfficiency, with a 136 horsepower, four-cylinder engine. A $88,503 E500 will also be released with a 5.5-liter V8 engine producing up to 388 horsepower.

But most exciting is the range-leading E63 AMG, powered by a massive 6.2-liter V8 petrol. The 525 horsepower car will be on sale for $136,794.

The Mercedes Benz E Class Estate will come with a wide variety of standard features. All V6 or V8 models get the 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, while four-cylinder models get a new air regulating radiator louvres to improve aerodynamics. The car has enough airbags to practically envelop all of the passengers, while front passengers are also protected by responsive head restraints. Adaptive braking, drowsiness warnings, stability control, and Thermatic climate control are all included.

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–Source:  WorldCarFans