The German company has decided to reveal the midsize open top ahead of its worldwide live premiere in front of the audience of the Geneva Motor Show, coming as a completion of the W213-generation midsize family.
Unsurprisingly, it looks almost the same as the coupe version, and compared to the previous generation comes in at a hair longer at 190 inches and wider at 73.2 inches (4826 mm and 1859 mm, respectively). There are optional adjustable dampers, a multi-chamber air suspension with three levels of firmness and also the optional Dynamic Select system to make sure you can customize everything. Up front there are even ED High Performance headlamps (or optional high-resolution MULTIBEAM LED headlamps), while the elegance setting is paved by the use of the soft top available in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black (20 second operation at speed of up to 50 km/h). The boot capacity is good for the class – 385 liters (310 liters when the roof is open) and there’s even a new 50:50 folding rear seat backrest.
The powertrain choice consists of unnamed petrol and diesel engines, including versions with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive for the first time, mated to the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. We do know one of the options will be the 329-horsepower, 3.0-liter biturbo V6 found on the E Class Coupe. The interior is fully inspired by the fixed roof sibling – LED ambient lighting with 64 colors, two optional high-resolution 12.3-inch displays (31.2 cm, 1920 x 720 pixel resolution – though those paying for the entry model will only get a 7-inch color display cluster and a central 8.4-inch screen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution. As with any Mercedes cabrio, there’s AIRSCARF neck-level heating as well as the optional AIRCAP automatic draught-stop system.