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Brand New Mercedes-Benz E Class E220d AMG Line Edition 2dr 7G-Tronic

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From £43,455
£3999 deposit
£449 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAnalogue clock
Attention assistBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Collision prevention assist plusCOMAND HDD navigation with CD/DVD/Radio, media interface, linguatronic, 10GB music register, SD card slot + online
Direct steeringFront and rear parking sensors
On board computerOutside temperature display
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioUSB/aux-in in centre console

Exterior Features

AMG bodystylingAMG boot lid spoiler in body colour
Automatic rain sensing wipersBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersChrome window highlights
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Electric soft-top with auto roll-over barGreen tinted glass
Heated windscreen wash systemLED daytime running lights
Twin Trapezoidal tailpipesWind deflector

Interior Features

3 spoke nappa leather steering wheelAMG floormats
Black roof liningCentre armrest and door handle illumination
Child seat recognition sensorDoor sill panels with stainless steel inlays
Dual zone automatic climate controlEasy entry seats
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront door pockets
Front footwell lightsFront head restraints
Front seat back map pocketsHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIntegrated rear head restraints
Interior rear light/integral reading lightsIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Multi contour front sports seatsMulti function steering wheel
Partial electric front seats/backrest/height adjustRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Stowage compartment with 12V socketSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Through load facilityTwin front cupholders

Packs

Intelligent light system pack - E ClassMirror pack - E Class

Safety

ABS + BASActive bonnet
Adaptive brake systemAdaptive driver and front passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP with ASR
Front and rear window airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsSports braking system
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Wheels

19" AMG 7 twin spoke alloy wheelsTirefit sealant with electric air pump
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.143CO2 (g/km)133
HC+NOx0.043Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.058Particles0.0011
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.1Badge Power177
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesAMG Line Edition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0738EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.5Engine Power - BHP177
Engine Power - KW130Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3200Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed143

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/30 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 7 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1398Length4703
Wheelbase2760Width1786
Width (including mirrors)2016 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2315
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)390Max. Loading Weight470
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1845No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.15
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

If you want a four-seat cabriolet that doesn't give off the distinct aroma of naffness, Mercedes-Benz have something for you with their latest E-Class drop top. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet has quietly become something of a standard bearer for its class. BMW doesn't have anything directly comparable and the Audi A5 Cabriolet is a bit thrusting for many. This much-improved car features cleaner styling, greater efficiency and more equipment. Many big convertibles tend to be a bit of a joke. Here's one that's anything but.

Background

If you wanted to find the last sanctuary of lazy vehicle design, I would unhesitatingly point you in the direction of the four-seat convertible. Here you will usually find cars that are poor to drive, are often converted to drop-top guise in a half-cocked fashion and are marketed to comparatively wealthy but largely clueless buyers, gulled by the prospect that they'll look like Audrey Hepburn while driving the things. It's easy to poke fun at these cars and vehicle manufacturers don't do a great deal to hide the fact that they represent big money for very old rope, but once in a while we get an example that feels like a very thorough job and which makes one pause to reassess the whole genre. Such a car is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Get into one and you have the suspicion that you're going to look a bit of a schmuck. Get out of one after a drive and you'll come to the conclusion that was a wholly charming and largely de-stressing experience which is not something we always associate with modern motoring.

Driving Experience

The E-Class Cabriolet used to be all about big capacity, relaxed engines that actually worked very well with the personality of the car. But times change and if you tried to sell this car predominantly with six or eight cylinder petrol engines now, it would likely fall flat on its face. Hence the decision to base the range around high efficiency four-cylinder powerplants. The E200 and E250 petrol models get 2.0-litre fours that develop 184 and 211PS respectively and both get stellar economy figures and deliver decent acceleration. They're a long way removed from the rough Kompressor fours of the past, so don't fret that your drop-top is about to sound as refined as blender full of pocket change. Diesel buyers choose between the 2.1-litre four-cylinder E200 CDI (136PS), E220 CDI (170PS) and E250 CDI (204PS) or else there's a 3.0-litre V6 E350 Bluetec with a healthy 252PS. There are a couple of transmissions for the E-Class Cabriolet: a six-speed manual transmission with short shift travel and the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with gearchanging available either automatically or by using the wheel-mounted paddles. This latest version of the 7G-TRONIC box now features short-term M mode. If the driver has shifted up or down manually, after a set period of time the transmission independently switches back to the fuel-efficient automatic shift mode. As standard, the Cabriolet is fitted with the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system. Buyers can choose firmer damping characteristics as part of the Dynamic Handling package. This offers a choice of driving mode settings for sportier accelerator pedal characteristics and gear shift points, as well as electronic damping control, allowing the driver to adjust the damping to their requirements at the touch of a button, depending on whether they want a comfortable or sporty ride. I'm guessing they'd want comfortable.

Design and Build

Without wishing to pander too far to the superficial, it virtually defeats the object of a cabriolet car if it doesn't look good. Fortunately this latest E-Class does. Now that the more angular design theme of this model has bedded itself in nicely, Mercedes has taken to refining the detailing and giving the car a more cohesive look. The old car's four separate lights have been replaced by a pair of elegant one-piece headlamp units. Mercedes deemed the four-eyed look to be one of the E-Class' design staples though and have replicated that with separate LED elements within the light pods. Partial LED lights come as standard, but the optional full LED system is not only better looking but incorporates a jaw-dropping host of adaptive lighting tricks. One special benefit of the new E-Class Cabriolet is that, thanks to the acoustic soft top with its particularly high-grade insulation, the vehicle has the lowest noise level in its class. The acoustic soft top ensures that even at high speeds, only very little wind noise is heard in the interior. That cabin has been tastefully developed, with better quality upholstery and a two-part trim which stretches across the entire dashboard. It can be selected in a wood or aluminium look, irrespective of the equipment line. You'll also notice a three-clock instrument cluster, the trapezoid-shaped, high-gloss framed display in the head unit with flat-frame look, the design of the air vents as well as an analogue clock between the two central air vents. The centre console is extremely tidy, with a small controller to operate the COMAND system and no gear lever.

Market and Model

For improved comfort when driving with the top down, the speed-dependent AIRCAP system is offered as standard equipment. This reduces wind swirl within the vehicle interior and therefore noise levels too. The AIRCAP system deploys automatically at speeds exceeding 25mph and the wind deflector in the front windscreen frame automatically retracts again below 9mph. This ensures that the E-Class Cabriolet looks clean and elegant when driving slowly and when stationary. The draught-stop between the rear head restraints responds to the number of vehicle occupants, with passengers in the rear detected if the seat belts are in use. The positions of the extendable wind deflector in the windscreen frame and the draught-stop are then adjusted accordingly. Other interesting bits include Collision Prevention Assist, a radar-based warning system with adaptive brake-assist systems. An improved Attention Assist system is also standard, which warns the driver when they are showing signs of fatigue. Optional safety gear includes Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, which can keep the car firmly in its lane at a safe distance from preceding traffic, while Pre-Safe Brake can detect pedestrians and brake to avoid a collision at up to 30mph. Pre-Safe Plus senses when a car is approaching too fast and first warns them by flashing the hazard warning lights, and then braces by applying the brakes and tensing the seatbelts to lessen whiplash.

Cost of Ownership

Switching to a range of largely four-cylinder models has meant that the average cost of running an E-Class Cabriolet has been slashed. Even when compared to the outgoing four-pot Cabriolet models, there are real improvements to be had thanks to the efficiency of the latest direct injection systems. Go for a four-cylinder unit and you're looking at around 48mpg from the petrol E200 and E250 models. Choose a diesel engine and economy ranges from around 60mpg for the E220 CDI to around 51mpg for the E350 Bluetec V6. Residual values are some of the best in the sector, although you will have to keep an eye on options pricing if you want to keep a cap on your pence per mile figures.

Summary

The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet might not seem as if it's had a lot done to it upon superficial examination. Yes, it looks a bit cleaner and if you've owned one of the old models, you'll appreciate that the interior has been tidied up a bit, but other than that it looks much as you were. Under the skin, however, it's a markedly different car with far more modern running gear that results in a drive that can be sportier and more comfortable. Plus you end up with running costs that are a good deal more affordable than before. Mercedes could really only go so far down the road to making this car a more dynamic proposal. After all, many E-Class Cabriolet buyers still want something that can be driven gently with the roof down without causing major trauma to their hair piece/do. In that regard, it's still a go-to choice. There really is nothing better. Yet should you require the car to up its game, it's good to know that it has that ability in reserve. Excess capability. Always good to have isn't it?

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£449
Deposit£3999
Term (months)48
Cash price£43,455
Arnold Clark deposit£7283.64
Credit amount£32,172.35
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£15,825
Total amount payable£44,009.57
Contract mileage40000
Excess mileage charge10.0p per mile
APRFixed 5.5% APR representative

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