Mercedes-Benz on March 25,
2015 launched two specialty cars, the new CLS-Class Coupé and the E-Class
Cabriolet. This is part of the company’s ‘15 in 15’ strategy. The new E 400
Cabriolet is priced at Rs. 78.50 lakh and the new CLS 250 CDI Coupé is priced
at Rs. 76.50 lakh. (Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).
4 cylinder Diesel
twin-turbo V6 Petrol
The new E-Class Cabriolet is powered
by a 3 litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with 333 hp power output and maximum
torque of 480 Nm between 1600 – 4000 rpm. The car races from 0 to 100kmph in 5.3
seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 kmph. The engine is mated to a 7-speed
The new CLS-Class Coupé is powered by a 2.2 litre 4-cylinder
diesel engine with 204 hp power output and maximum torque of 500 Nm between
1600 – 1800 rpm. The powerful motor is coupled with a 7-speed automatic
transmission. The 7G-Tronic Plus transmission contributes to reducing fuel
consumption and emissions.
With these launches, the company has now
introduced five new products in the market this year, of which three new models
have been introduced in the month of March itself. The CLS-Class Coupé and the
E-Class Cabriolet were launched by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO,
Mercedes-Benz India in Delhi. Both the cars will be available in the country as
CBUs (completely built units).
Kern noted that the CLS-Class
Coupé and the E-Class Cabriolet are two of the most attractively designed
products which evoke unparalleled motoring passion and are fine examples of our
‘top of pyramid’ product strategy. “We are also introducing for the first time
in India, Mercedes-Benz Apps which takes the Comand Online internet
connectivity to the next level. The cloud based Apps provide convenient access
to a wide range of some of the most popular apps and services on the internet.
We are confident that today’s tech savvy, on the move customers and enthusiasts
will be thrilled to experience these in Mercedes-Benz range of cars.”
For both the models, the 7G-Tronic
Plus transmission contributes to reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The
shift characteristics can be preset from economical to dynamic with the
transmission modes "Economy" or "Sport". Drivers with
sporty inclinations can switch gears manually using the Direct Select steering
wheel gearshift paddles – as in motorsport.
The Eco start/stop function is
perfectly integrated into the drive system.
Clear lines and proportions
characterise the side design of the E-Class Cabriolet. The long bonnet and
elongated beltline along with 43.2 cm (17-inch) light-alloy wheels make a
striking visual statement. The 23.5 mm thick three-component fabric soft top
has been greatly improved with respect to acoustics and appearance compared to
the preceding model series. The “acoustic soft top” ensures the lowest noise
level in this segment. The fabric top can be opened and closed fully
automatically in just around 20 seconds when the vehicle is moving at up to 40
The new E-Class Cabriolet
includes a thoroughly revised interior
Comand Online is equipped with a
hard-disc navigation system featuring a map display. It also features a display
with TFT technology and a 7-inch screen. A universal interface in the centre
console allows easy connection of portable media players such as iPod or iPhone.
Mercedes-Benz India has also introduced the unique Mercedes-Benz App with Comand
Online, enhancing the internet connectivity to the next level with Comand Online
system. Mercedes-Benz App provides convenient access to a wide range of some of
the most popular apps and services on the Internet.
In both the models, the Logic 7
technology from Harman Kardon guarantees authentic surround sound. Passengers
in all seats enjoy an enthralling 360-degree sound experience for both stereo
and also 5.1 multi-channel recordings. The sound system with its 14
high-performance speakers is specially matched to the particular acoustic
conditions in the vehicle.
The Parking package with 360°
camera and Active Parking Assist plays an important part in making parking a
safe and easy process. The integrated PARKTRONIC warns him if there are obstacles
in front of or behind the car. A driver intervention is possible at any time by
deactivating “Parking Assist”. The KEYLESS GO can be used to start the vehicle
– simply by carrying the electronic key, which is programmed with all access
and drive authorisation functions. All the driver has to do is to depress the
brake pedal and press the ignition start/stop key once.
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