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Mercedes' sharply-styled E250 CGI convertible is comfortable and well priced

20 May 2011

“O LORD, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz” is one of the more famous song lines about cars, and you just know that the M-B in question is a cabriolet.

The terms ‘Mercedes-Benz’ and ‘cabriolet’ have long enjoyed an intimate relationship, and the latest E-class looks set for an honorable place in this distinguished history.

It offers superior value for money to many of its predecessors, particularly the outgoing CLK Cabriolet.

In the era of the brilliant W124 E-class (1986-1996), the convertible variants were spun off the flagship mid-size Mercedes models. Now, despite the misleading E-class appellation, both coupe and convertible have C-class underpinnings, as did the outgoing CLK.

Everything that is to be celebrated about this famous marque is embodied in these delectable new droptops, which combine the latest technology with the joys of open air driving.

Unlike many German prestige cars, even the entry-level Cabriolet is comprehensively specified and is well priced at $107,335. It is powered by a direct-injection, turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine with 150kW and 310Nm.
Model release date: 1 March 2010 to 1 July 2013

Previous model

CLK Cabriolet

Released: June 2003
Ended: February 2010
Family Tree: E-class

THE second-generation CLK Coupe was launched locally in May 2002, and the Cabriolet a year later. Significantly upgraded variants made their debut at the Australian International Motor Show in 2005.

The entry-level Cabriolet was the four-cylinder CLK 200K Elegance at $97,600 and the CLK 55 AMG topped the range of five at $208,900.

Although stiffer in the body than many convertibles, the CLK was not perfect. It was available with a choice of five engines and generally outsold its German competitors with that ‘Mercedes sports’ brand carrying the day with customers.

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