Way back in May this year, we were the first one to break the news that Mercedes-Benz India had imported the E400 Cabriolet into the country for homologation. Now, according to a new report, the Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet India launch will happen in early 2015. The E-class cabriolet is based on the current E-class that received a comprehensive mid-cycle facelift last year. Mercedes-Benz India recently launched the V6 diesel equipped E350 CDI and the newest addition to the E-class line up will be the E400 Cabriolet.
Similar to the newly launched Audi A3 Cabriolet, the E400 Cabriolet will also be sold here via the CBU route. Powering the E400 Cabrio is a 3.0 liter V6 turbo-petrol mill that churns out 328bhp and 354 lb-ft of twisting force which will be channeled to the wheels via a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The car will dismiss the 0-100 kmph mark in a mere 5.3 seconds.
The fully-electric soft-top can be operated at speeds upto 40kmph. The E400 Cabriolet will be equipped with features including Mercedes’s latest COMAND interface along with a host of other bells and whistles. Mercedes-Benz has also kitted the Cabrio with AIRCAP, a retractable deflector on the top edge of the windscreen. According to the carmaker, AIRCAP forces the airflow upwards at higher speeds, significantly reducing the in-cabin noise when the roof is down.
Upon its launch in early 2015, the E400 Cabriolet will be sold at around INR 90 lakh. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the E400 Cabriolet India launch.
via : ACI