Now well over 125 years old, the Mercedes-Benz company continues its legacy to produce high line, quality products for a worldwide audience. Noted mostly for its legendary emblem, the three-pointed star, the very meaning explains its dominance over land, sea, and air. With evolution of all products come change, and the all-new E400 convertible makes that idea quite transparent. Offering drivers, and their entitled passengers a luxurious open-air experience that delivers on the epitome of luxurious expectation without any compromise.
Upon first glance, the updated exterior follows the recipe of design that has brought the Mercedes Benz brand back with a vengeance. New full LED headlamps frame the contemporary styled grill, which cradles a prominently displayed three-point star. Body lines now become more bold and distinctive and although giving off a sporty demeanor, the design underlines affluent sophistication. The test car was painted in the opulent Selenite Grey metallic, and is finished with a black soft top to match.
Open either door, and immediately become immersed in a state of elegance. High quality materials adorn the cockpit and the four seating areas throughout the cabin. The finest trims and leathers have made its way to an interior that remains a benchmark of its own segment. For audiophiles, a harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround system guarantees dynamic sound even at high speeds with the top down.
Yet, the best evolution of this midsize luxury convertible that has been a Mercedes-Benz staple for generations can be found directly under the lightweight construction bonnet. A forced induction, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine releases 329 horsepower with low required RPMs. The result is a lighter, more efficient, more powerful variant of the outgoing, naturally aspirated V6 engine.
As expected, there is technology a plenty offered throughout the E400 convertible. Starting with an active wind deflector that has been engineered into the top of the windshield to help reduce excessive wind throughout the cabin. Then, intelligent high beams illuminate the ways ahead in a dynamic way, careful not to interrupt any other drivers within sight. Other high-end tech includes a sophisticated lane keep assist, ventilated front seats, and blind spot assist.
The Mercedes-Benz E400 is a distinctive car that practically stands alone in its competitive set. Not many other cabriolets offer the luxury, class, and comfort of the E400. Mix in top-notch technology with an advanced powertrain, and there is no reason not to consider this Mercedes-Benz if you are in the market. Yet another generation to add to the legacy. For more information, please visit mbusa.com.