Mercedes E Class E400 to Hit Indian Shores Early 2015
This year Mercedes has already launched a bunch of new models in the Indian market, and now the German manufacturer plans to bring its E-Class Cabriolet E400 to India. The car is expected to sell here at a price tag of Rs. 80 lakhs, making it the first E400 to grace the Indian tarmac. Seems like it is taking inspiration from the current E-Class that received a major overhaul in mid-2013 but was later discontinued. Though it also seems that a surge in demand for premium cars has led the automobile giant to bring one of its finest cars to Indian shores.
Considered to be one of the best convertibles around, the car sports a fully electronic soft top that can be open or closed in motion at speeds of upto 40kmph. The new E400 Cabriolet also sports a retractable deflector called AIRCAP, which forces the airflow upwards at high speeds thereby reducing the cabin noise when the roof is down.
Taking design cues from the E-Class Sedan, the Cabriolet gets a revamped front section with a single louvre grille along with solo headlamps. The exteriors are very reminiscent of the E63 AMG, with similar body coloured bumpers along with those large 18 inch alloys. Meanwhile, the interiors are very similar to that of the E-Class sedan and will also get a wide array of wooden and leather options.
Coming to its mechanical specifications, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E400 houses a beast within, a 3.0 litre v6 engine that churns out 330bhp and 480Nm of torque. Powering the 18-inch alloy wheels will be a 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox while Mercedes claims that the car can reach 0-100 in just 5.3 seconds.
Priced at around Rs. 80 lakh, the E400 Cabriolet is no way cheap and comes at a much higher price tag than the recently launched Audi A3 Cabriolet.