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2010 (61) Mercedes-Benz E Class E350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport 2dr Tip Auto

Mercedes-Benz of Perth
Only £18,495
£3699 deposit
£325.29 per month

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistFront and rear parking sensors
On board computerParameter steering
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS) 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket in glovebox 

Exterior Features

AMG bodystylingAutomatic rain sensing wipers
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door handles and locks
Chrome window highlightsElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchElectric soft-top with auto roll-over bar
Heated windscreen wash systemTwin oval tailpipes
Wind deflector 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats3 spoke AMG steering wheel in Nappa leather
AMG floormatsCentre armrest and door handle illumination
Child seat recognition sensorDoor sill panels with stainless steel inlays
Easy entry seatsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front door pocketsFront footwell lights
Front head restraintsFront seat back map pockets
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Integrated rear head restraintsIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather gear knobMulti contour front sports seats
Multi function steering wheelRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTwin front cupholders

Packs

Lights pack - E ClassMirror pack - E Class

Safety

ABS + BASAdaptive brake system
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
ESP with ASRFront side airbags
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemSports braking system
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags 

Security

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

Technical

Agility control sports suspension with selective damping systemDiesel particulate filter

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.305CO2 (g/km)189
HC+NOx0.203Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.158Particles0.0006
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftQUAD CAMCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2987Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)39.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)46.3EC Urban (mpg)31

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power231
Coin DescriptionCDI BlueEFFICIENCYCoin SeriesSPORT
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0743EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.9Engine Power - BHP231
Engine Power - KW170Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT398
Engine Torque - MKG55Engine Torque - NM540
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/40 R18Tyre Size Rear255/35 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style6 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1398Length4698
Wheelbase2760Width1786
Width (including mirrors)2015 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2295
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)390Max. Loading Weight450
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1845No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
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

By Andy Enright

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet marked a stunning return to form by Mercedes in a market that seemed to have stagnated. Big four-seater open top cars are one of the most discretionary of purchases and introducing a brand new model right into the teeth of the credit crunch seemed a recipe for disaster. Fortunately for Mercedes, it didn't turn out that way. Here's what to check for when shopping for a used example.

History

Mercedes has some history when it comes to big, open-topped cars. So much in fact, that it's tough to know where to start. They've often played second fiddle to the more raffish SL models but the era of the 'modern' E-Class cabriolet probably begins in 1991 when Mercedes launched a convertible version of the W124 E-Class series in Europe. This model lasted right through to 1997 when the E320, E220, and E200 cabriolets ceased production and these cars are now looking like well-priced collectors editions. That marked a change in focus for Mercedes. Neither the subsequent W210 or W211 generations of E-Class spawned a cabriolet model, the Stuttgart company instead chasing a more dynamic image with CLK-badged drop tops for the next ten years. Belatedly realising that buyers in this class are often mature, valuing ride quality and equipment over big wheels and handling, the CLK badge was dropped and the W212 E-Class spawned a cabriolet once again at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, in January 2010, going on sale on sale March 27 of that year in the UK. The car enjoyed very minor revisions and it wasn't until 2013 that this model was replaced by a car that looked outwardly similar but which was extensively updated beneath.

What You Get

The E-Class Cabriolet features a high quality interior with plenty of brushed aluminium finishes and metal switches. Ambient lighting on the upper specification models created a swathe of soft light across the dashboard and doors which gave an agreeably upmarket feel. If you went looking for it, you'd find hard plastics on the lower dashboard but in general customers seemed happy with the interior build quality. The foot-operated parking brake was still as unpopular as ever. The driving position is brilliant and there's a whole stack of reach adjustment in the steering column. All models got heated seats as well which made all the difference on a winter morning. The triple-layered fabric roof motors open or closed in just 20 seconds, and is operable at speeds up to 25mph. It's well insulated both acoustically and thermally and you can even drop all four windows at the touch of a button if required. Mercedes' 'Aircap' system reduces buffeting in the cabin when travelling at speed while 'Airscarf' sends a blast of warm air around your neck, making top-down motoring feasible on more than just the four days we call the British summer. There's still not a great deal of space in the back for adults but kids will manage just fine and the 390-litre boot means that there's enough space for more than just a weekend away.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Insist on a full Mercedes dealer service history, especially for the most recent models whose lengthy warranty - effectively for the life of the car - is dependent on proper servicing by an authorised agent. Check that all the accessories work and watch out for cosmetic damage which can be expensive to correct. Also look for the usual signs of wheel kerbing and poorly repaired accident damage. Mercedes experienced problems with the piezo electric injectors on the E250CDI and replacing them within factory tolerances seems to be a problem for many dealerships, resulting in sub-par economy. Give the hood mechanism a good inspection for damage. Any tears, fraying or discolouration will be costly to fix and this is a buyer's market with plenty of used stock available.

Replacement Parts

(approx. based on E250 CGI model) Allow around £90 for a set of front brake pads and £75 for the rear and about £375 (excluding catalyst) for a factory exhaust system. A full clutch replacement would cost around £295, a radiator is about £245 whilst a starter motor can be up to £250. A new alternator would be in the region of £500.

On the Road

This was the first time that Mercedes had teamed a diesel engine with an open top body and it proved an instant hit with big take up of the diesel options, which outsold the petrol-engined models two to one. That was hardly surprising, given the economic conditions this car was launched into and there's a lot to be said for the diesel motors. They're tough and pull well from almost any engine speed, which makes for a relaxing drive. Refinement isn't bad and the 250 and 350 CDI diesels are good for 204 and 231PS respectively. Having said that, a Cabriolet is all about smoothness, sophistication and a certain couldn't give a damn attitude, something which isn't wholly consistent with a diesel engine's message, which is why we'd always recommend a petrol engine in one of these. Here you get CGI badging and 204 or 292PS, depending on whether you opt for 250 or 350. You're not going to get spanked on fuel either with these two as even the punchy E 350CGI will net 32.5mpg. Alternatively you could go the whole hog and try the E500. With a magnificently lazy 5.5-litre V8 engine, this might be the slowest you will ever drive a 388PS car. Rev it to anything much over 3,000rpm and you feel you're making a bit of an undignified fuss. With no AMG-badged Cabriolet, this is as fast as this body style got. We can't imagine wanting to go any quicker. The E-Class Cabriolet rides particularly well, especially in SE trim. The Sport models ride on stiffer suspension and feature lower profile tyres and we're not sure this is an entirely positive development as it introduces a level of shudder into the passenger cell over ruts and bumps. Should you wish to hustle an E-Class Cabriolet along a bit, you'll find the steering fairly slow but unerringly accurate, albeit without a great deal of feedback. You'll need to manage the body roll as well but it's not too pronounced and it's a car that you can have a degree of fun in when presented with a twisty road. That's really not home turf though. You choose this car for a sunny day and a gentle cruise. In those conditions, it's hard to think of much that's more civilised.

Overall

The E-Class Cabriolet demonstrated that despite developing ever more focused drivers cars, Mercedes also recognised that it had a core group of often older customers who yearned for more classic brand values. There's an element of this resolutely modern car that nevertheless feels slightly old-fashioned, but it's done in a very smart way. This car could have ended up as a blousy embarrassment. Instead, it's something rather delightful and acts as the perfect antidote to the stress of today's driving. It might only be used for high days and holidays, but a used Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet certainly has much to commend it.

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

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Monthly payment£325.29
Deposit£3699
Term (months)54
Cash price£18,495
Credit amount£14,796
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£21,265.66
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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