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Mercedes Lifts the Veil on New E-Class Cabriolet

Fifth model in new midsize line-up.

by on Mar.02, 2017

The new E-Class Cabriolet will feature a 329-hp twin-turbo V-6 in the U.S. market.

Like an old-fashioned fan dancer, Mercedes-Benz has been giving us a slow tease of the new 2018 E-Class Cabriolet set to make its formal debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

We’re finally getting the full story on the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Convertible, and there are a number of positive selling points: the ragtop not only growing longer and wider than its predecessor, but getting a twin-turbo V-6 that can be used to power all four wheels for the first time.

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And, as you’d expect from Mercedes, the midsize cabriolet will now adopt a wide range of safety, comfort and convenience technologies first seen on the bigger S-Class and upgraded with last year’s makeover of the E-Class sedan.


Mercedes-Benz Debuting C-Class Cabriolet in Geneva

Maker looking to expand drop-top line-up.

by on Feb.15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz teased its anticipated C-Class cabriolet, which will debut in Geneva, will hit showrooms this fall.

With March comes thoughts of warmer spring days and nice drives with the roof down and Mercedes-Benz will be playing on those desires with its new C-Class Cabriolet.

The new four-seater droptop is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. In fact, the German maker’s looking to make a splash with a series of convertibles at the Swiss show.

Ragtop News!

The already shown SL and SLC roadsters that made their premier in Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows will be there as well as the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet. The SLC is taking the place of the SLK and gets a significant facelift for 2017. (more…)

Going Topless, Mercedes Pulls Covers off New S-Class Cabriolet

Top can be operated at speeds up to 37 mph.

by on Sep.02, 2015

The new S550 will be the first Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet in 45 years.

After offering up a few teaser images, Mercedes-Benz is finally revealing the new ragtop version of the big S-Class, the fourth variant of its flagship line set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in barely two weeks’ time.

The launch of the 2016 S-Class Cabriolet will mark the first flagship convertible from Mercedes since 1971, and in keeping with its position in the line-up, the German maker says the new model will be one of the most lavishly equipped in the S-Class family.

Clear the Air!

“Two years after its launch, the S-Class family is complete,” proclaimed Thomas Weber the Daimler AG board member in charge of passenger car development for Mercedes-Benz.


First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

German maker sets SLS base price and reveals new race car.

by on Mar.31, 2010

The track-ready, custom-built Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 should be ready well in time for the 2011 race season.

Supercar fans can finally head down to their nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer.  The German maker has set the price for its new, gullwinged SLS AMG sports car at $183,000 – barely half the price of the old Mercedes-Benz SLR, which it replaces.

But those with a bit more cash in the bank and a serious need for speed could always put an order down for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, a fully “customized race car,” which Volker Mornhinweg, outgoing head of the maker’s high-performance AMG brand, promises to have ready for the 2011 racing season.

The GT3, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, will share the 6.3-liter powertrain in the standard-edition SLS, but will boast custom bodywork emphasizing aerodynamic performance.  The chassis will be modified to handle the needs and stresses of the track.

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According to Mornhinweg, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 will be able to launch from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 mph.