Mercedes-Benz just refreshed its E-Class lineup, including its highly coveted convertible model.
The two-door drop-top features a fresh exterior design, updated interior tech and even an electric powertrain option. But what really has our attention is its gorgeous convertible top.
The convertible top is made from Haartz Corporation’s Sonnenland A5B/DS topping, which is the same fabric used to top the Bentley GTO and Porsche Boxster. It’s a high-performance, acoustically enhanced three-ply topping with acrylic twill weave facing, rubber inner-layer and polyester dobby backing.
Mercedes-Benz says the thick top makes the E-Class convertible ideal for year-round driving. “Three layers, four seasons,” the automaker boasts.
“The acoustic soft top is richly tailored from three layers nearly an inch thick, including an insulating core,” Mercedes says.
The top, which disappears in just 20 seconds, is available in five colors, including black, brown, red, blue and jive (beige).
“With so many upgrades on the new E-Class we were enthused to see Mercedes opt for so many topping color options,” said Matthew Williams, vice president, global automotive exteriors and new markets. “This further enhances the customization options for the vehicle.”
Of course, the top isn’t the only soft trim worth exploring in the E-Class. The standard cabin is trimmed in MB-Tex and DINAMICA microfiber, with contrast stitching. However, buyers can opt for Nappa leather, contrast stitching, carbon fiber trim and sporty red seat belts.
What’s more, the car’s leather has been treated to reflect the sun, keeping the upholstery up to 13 degrees celsius cooler in direct sunlight. Combined with Mercedes’ AIRCAP wind deflector system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating feature, the E-Class is an absolute joy to drive.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will hit dealer lots later this year. The price has not yet been set, but industry insiders expect a slight increase over this year’s model, which starts at $72,395.
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