Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Owner’s Guide
The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet comes in three solid models: the anything but standard E450, an all-wheel drive version and an amped up AMG. Top up or top down, the E-Class Cabriolet is all about driving enjoyment. Like its sedan counterpart, the E-Class Cabriolet is a fantastic blend of style, performance and luxury.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to drive open-air from downtown to Lake Travis keep reading to find out what it’s like to own and drive a Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet in Austin, TX.
The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Model Essentials
Now in its fifth generation, the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet has stepped up from the E 400 to the E 450. As the higher designation suggests, the new model has more power and is even more opulent than its predecessors. It also comes with an array of semi-automated driving features making it one of the most technologically advanced convertibles Mercedes has ever made.
The twin-turbo V6 in the E 450 provides more than enough power for most convertible drivers. But if you have an uncompromisable need for speed the AMG packs in an extra 67 horsepower and a little more torque in a hybrid engine. The suspension could provide a smoother ride when the road gets rough, but that’s a minor complaint.
The new Mercedes E-Class Cabriolets come with performance features like:
- 362 horsepower (429 hp with the AMG E 53)
- 0-to-60 in 5.1 seconds (4.4 seconds with the AMG)
- Up to 369 lb-ft torque
- Up to 27 highway MPG
- 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
- Four-wheel independent multilink suspension
- DYNAMIC SELECT system
- ECO Start/Stop system
- ESP dynamic cornering assist
- Sport brake system
- Active brake assist
- Attention assist
- Crosswind assist
- Blindspot assist
- Adaptive braking technology
- Selective dampening system
- Steering wheel shift paddles
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Pricing
For $71,400 you can buy the E 450 Cabriolet before adding upgrades. For a few thousand more you can add all-wheel drive or bump it up to the AMG model.
- E 450 Cabriolet – $71,400
- E 450 4MATIC Cabriolet – Starting at $73,900
- AMG E 53 Cabriolet – Starting at $81,650
The only thing that may pull your attention away from the beautiful cabin is the E-Class Cabriolet’s impressive suite of tech features. From enhanced safety to more entertainment options, it’s got classic convertible appeal with technology for tomorrow.
The latest Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet comes equipped with:
- Car-to-X technology
- Rearview camera
- PRE SAFE
- PRE SAFE sound
- AIRSCARF heating system
- Keyless start
- Rain-sensing wipers
- 64 color ambient lighting
- 12.3” dash touchscreen
- COMAND® infotainment system with touchpad controller
- COMAND navigation system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available
- 2 USB ports
- Enhanced voice control
- Wireless charging
- Hands-free Bluetooth
- Bluetooth audio streaming
- SD reader
- Remote start
- Heads up display (optional)
- In-car WiFi (optional)
Common Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Maintenance in Austin
No matter what season it is, maintenance is a part of owning a Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet. After 7,500 miles the regular maintenance begins starting with:
- Safety inspection
- Oil change
- Oil filter change
- Brake inspection
- Hose inspection
- Belt inspection
- Fluid level check
- Tire rotation
The recommended maintenance schedule is a good guideline, but if you want to maximize the drivability and longevity of your Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet a custom maintenance plan is a must. Our techs at German Auto Center can help you create a personalized maintenance plan that’s based on local weather and road conditions, your driving preferences and your vehicle. Call us today to learn more.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Repair in Austin
Because the E 450 Cabriolet replaced the E 400 model in 2019, it’s hard to say what repairs, if any, will be a possible issue. Based on the E 400 Cabriolet owners may need to fix:
- Engine wiring harness insulation failure
- Speedometer failure from worn drive gear
- Faulty mass airflow sensor
- Throttle valve electrical failure
The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet has been involved in a few recalls. The last recall was in November 2018 for a steering rack locknut that could break and jam the steering in one position.
German Auto Center has been providing Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet service in Austin for as long as the model has been on the road. From the soft top to the tires, we can keep your vehicle running perfectly without charging a dealership premium. Give us a call to schedule Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet maintenance, repairs or performance upgrades.