Mercedes-Benz E-Class has introduced two special-edition models in Coupé and Cabriolet versions, one being the Sport Edition and the other being the V8 Edition. Alongside the special-edition models, Mercedes-Benz is further upgrading all its E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet models – such as with comprehensive smartphone integration. For the Sport Edition of the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet, a sporty tone is set by a front apron with distinctive air inlets, a louvre in the radiator trim in high-gloss black with chrome inserts as well as muscular side sill panels. The drivers of following vehicles are treated to the view of a diffuser-look rear apron, an AMG spoiler lip in the vehicle colour and a two-pipe exhaust system with trapezoidal tailpipe tips. The special models are identified by “Sport Edition” badges on the left and right wings. In the interior, the driver and front passenger are accommodated in black-leather upholstered multicontour seats - with linarite blue and alpaca grey topstitching also for the door centre panels, armrest and centre console. Appointments in black or natural beige nappa leather are optionally available. The Sport Edition can be ordered with any of the engines that are available for the E-Class Coupé and E-Class Cabriolet. The V8 Edition is based on the E 500 Coupé and E 500 Cabriolet each with 300 kW. Powered by an eight-cylinder V-engine, even the basic versions of both variants are among the most exceptional vehicles on the road. With the connoisseur in mind, the V8 Edition takes both the Coupé and the Cabriolet to a new level in terms of style and exquisite appointments. The V8 Edition offers a unique package of exclusive highlights. On the exterior, these include titanium grey-painted, high-sheen 19-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels and “V8 Edition” badges on the wings. Special paint finishes in selenite grey metallic and designo diamond white bright emphasise the exclusive-sporty character of the V8 special models. Driving dynamics are guaranteed by the AGILITY CONTROL sports suspension with selectable mode for the adaptive damping system and specific tuning of the “Sport” mode for the automatic transmission to deliver improved agility and ride comfort. Comfort comes courtesy of multicontour seats for driver and front passenger with 4-way lumbar support and Memory package, which additionally includes the settings for steering column and exterior rear view mirrors. The centre console and instrument panel are finished in black nappa leather with topstitching in porcelain or classic red; the door centre panels with armrest are in nappa leather in the appointments colour with tone-in-tone topstitching. To create a harmonious overall look, the design specialists have added “V8 Edition” lettering in the appointments colour to the seat belts, the contrasting topstitching and the trim seam of the black-edged velour foot mats. The V8 Edition includes THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control with three climate zones, fine-particle activated charcoal filter, separate temperature control for driver/front passenger and rear compartment, individual climate modes FOCUS, MEDIUM and DIFFUSE, air-quality sensor with automatic air recirculation, dew point sensor as well as rear temperature control panel. With the launch of the two special-edition models, Mercedes-Benz is equipping all its E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet models with comprehensive smartphone integration for the infotainment systems Apple CarPlay for iPhone users and MirrorLink. The system supports telephoning, navigation and listening to music, receiving and sending SMS and emails as well as Siri voice control. The Sport Edition costs an extra N$24 500 including VAT on top of the basic model and for the V8 Edition an extra N$35 000. The LED Intelligent Light System costs an extra N$23 000 for the E-Class E 250 Coupé and Cabriolet and standard on the E 400 and E 500 Coupé and Cabriolet.
New Era Reporter
2015-09-24 11:38:32 3 years ago