Car reviews - Mercedes-Benz - E-class - E250 CGI Cabriolet
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
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CLK CabrioletReleased: 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.
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