E400 AMG Sport Plus Cabriolet -- "good value"

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Facelift Models:
E400 (V6 petrol twin turbo), from Q4, 13
333hp
480NM, 1400-4000
1845kg
5.3secs, 155mph
35.8mpg, 185g/km

E200 Petrol
184hp
300NM, 1200-4000
1735kg
8.2secs, 146mph
44.1mpg, 148g/km

E350 BlueTec Diesel
252hp
620NM, 1600-2400
1935kg
6.7secs, 155mph
47.9mpg, 156g/km

OTR Prices:
E400 AMG Sport Plus Cabriolet: £49,635
E200 AMG Sport Cabriolet: £41,800
E350 BlueTec AMG Sport Cabriolet: £45,840

BUT, E400 has the following as standard equipment:
Full LED ILS Headlights: £1280
Keyless Go: £930
Nappa Leather Dash: £695
HK Sound : £650
Luxury Climate Control: £620
TPM: £315
Dynamic Handling Package: £510
AMG Sport Plus Pack (from Q4, 13), with 19" AMG Alloys: £1795
Total Cost: £6795

So, to get an E200 to E400 Spec, E200 costs £48,595, a mere £1040 less.
And to get E350 BlueTec to E400 Spec costs £52,635, £3000 more.

Case for E400 is very strong!


Comparing E400 against pre-facelft E350 petrol:
306hp
370NM, 3500-5250
1785kg
6.4secs, 155mph
39.2mpg, 175g/km

E350 BE Sport: £45,325. Costs (pre facelift price list) £8365 to get to E400 Spec, a total of £53,690, which is £4055 more than E400!!

19" wheels: £830
Dynamic Handling Package: £510
Keyless Go: £930
Leather interior: £1370
Nappa Leather Dash: £1125
HK Sound : £650
Luxury Climate Control: £620
TPM: N/A
COMAND: £1995
DAB RAdio: £335

So facelift is much better value!
 

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Bit of a no-brainer then, isn't it? ;)

I can pretty much make a case for diesel engines in any car except for cabriolets, so the E400 looks to be a perfect match for the car.

Although a 5.5 Bi-Turbo would also be nice...
 

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Apparently my E400 (not cabriolet) has been delivered to the dealer today.......waiting for the new 14 plate on 1st March though
 

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Facelift Models:
E400 (V6 petrol twin turbo), from Q4, 13
333hp
480NM, 1400-4000
1845kg
5.3secs, 155mph
35.8mpg, 185g/km

E200 Petrol
184hp
300NM, 1200-4000
1735kg
8.2secs, 146mph
44.1mpg, 148g/km

E350 BlueTec Diesel
252hp
620NM, 1600-2400
1935kg
6.7secs, 155mph
47.9mpg, 156g/km

OTR Prices:
E400 AMG Sport Plus Cabriolet: £49,635
E200 AMG Sport Cabriolet: £41,800
E350 BlueTec AMG Sport Cabriolet: £45,840

BUT, E400 has the following as standard equipment:
Full LED ILS Headlights: £1280
Keyless Go: £930
Nappa Leather Dash: £695
HK Sound : £650
Luxury Climate Control: £620
TPM: £315
Dynamic Handling Package: £510
AMG Sport Plus Pack (from Q4, 13), with 19" AMG Alloys: £1795
Total Cost: £6795

So, to get an E200 to E400 Spec, E200 costs £48,595, a mere £1040 less.
And to get E350 BlueTec to E400 Spec costs £52,635, £3000 more.

Case for E400 is very strong!


Comparing E400 against pre-facelft E350 petrol:
306hp
370NM, 3500-5250
1785kg
6.4secs, 155mph
39.2mpg, 175g/km

E350 BE Sport: £45,325. Costs (pre facelift price list) £8365 to get to E400 Spec, a total of £53,690, which is £4055 more than E400!!

19" wheels: £830
Dynamic Handling Package: £510
Keyless Go: £930
Leather interior: £1370
Nappa Leather Dash: £1125
HK Sound : £650
Luxury Climate Control: £620
TPM: N/A
COMAND: £1995
DAB RAdio: £335

So facelift is much better value!
Totally agree :thumb: I was going to buy a E350, but then looked at the E400. With the extra options and power, it was a no brainer.

Sadly, It doesn't come with the Lux climate as standard.
 
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Sadly, It doesn't come with the Lux climate as standard.
true .. when I wrote the thread, the dealer briefing that salesman sent to me said lux climate was standard ..

dual zone climate is standard anyway, that's all you really need.
 

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true .. when I wrote the thread, the dealer briefing that salesman sent to me said lux climate was standard ..

dual zone climate is standard anyway, that's all you really need.
Totally agree, it's more than enough. The air scarf (if selected) also gives you an air vent in the back of each seat as well for the rear passengers, unless the vent in the back of the seat is standard on the cab?
 

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I'm not sure why the best all round engine is not available on the Estate and saloon though?

Not everyone wants the running costs or an E63 or the unrefined diesel.
My 335i was effortless and had great mpg, better than the 535d it replaced overall, and this is more of the same.

Hopefully we will see a return to proper refined Mercs again, if the E400 gets some good reviews they might add it into the whole range.
 
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Totally agree, it's more than enough. The air scarf (if selected) also gives you an air vent in the back of each seat as well for the rear passengers, unless the vent in the back of the seat is standard on the cab?
airscarf is front seats only ..
 

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On going Road Tax Price? Im guessing the E400 will fall into the silly bracket whereas the diesel wont?
 
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Drove an E400 Cab for about 25 miles today.

Lovely engine, incredibly smooth, very punchy and works beautifully with the 7G+ gearbox. Too quiet, but overall, a superb drivetrain.

Steering was reasonably accurate, but lifeless. No feel, no personality, nothing. Very poor.

Ride was horrid even in comfort mode. Sport mode was a disaster. On rough roads, the ride is bouncy, unsettled and plain rubbish. It felt completely under deveoped, and out of its depth.

There was also quite a bit of scuttle shake, and the rigidity of the chassis is pretty average. It felt wobbly and very last century.

The aircap system is reasonably effective, but when it automatically deploys and retracts, it made an unpleasant bird like whistling or chirping sort of noise ..

I couldn't wait to get out of it. My memory may be playing tricks on me, but my 208 CLK320 convertible was never this bad.

Salesguy did concede that being used to Airmatic in the CLS55 does not help.
 

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That's a shame, was hoping for a little better than that.
 

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I think the W208 gets a bad press because of the rust issues but I find them (along with the W210) very strong, solid cars.

My wife's cousin has just bought a brand new E250 cabriolet and I've got to also say I wasn't too impressed with the general feel to it, although I did really like the front end facelift compared to the post-facelift.
 
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alexR1

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Facelift Models:
E400 (V6 petrol twin turbo), from Q4, 13
333hp
480NM, 1400-4000
1845kg
5.3secs, 155mph
35.8mpg, 185g/km

E200 Petrol
184hp
300NM, 1200-4000
1735kg
8.2secs, 146mph
44.1mpg, 148g/km

E350 BlueTec Diesel
252hp
620NM, 1600-2400
1935kg
6.7secs, 155mph
47.9mpg, 156g/km

OTR Prices:
E400 AMG Sport Plus Cabriolet: £49,635
E200 AMG Sport Cabriolet: £41,800
E350 BlueTec AMG Sport Cabriolet: £45,840

BUT, E400 has the following as standard equipment:
Full LED ILS Headlights: £1280
Keyless Go: £930
Nappa Leather Dash: £695
HK Sound : £650
Luxury Climate Control: £620
TPM: £315
Dynamic Handling Package: £510
AMG Sport Plus Pack (from Q4, 13), with 19" AMG Alloys: £1795
Total Cost: £6795

So, to get an E200 to E400 Spec, E200 costs £48,595, a mere £1040 less.
And to get E350 BlueTec to E400 Spec costs £52,635, £3000 more.

Case for E400 is very strong!


Comparing E400 against pre-facelft E350 petrol:
306hp
370NM, 3500-5250
1785kg
6.4secs, 155mph
39.2mpg, 175g/km

E350 BE Sport: £45,325. Costs (pre facelift price list) £8365 to get to E400 Spec, a total of £53,690, which is £4055 more than E400!!

19" wheels: £830
Dynamic Handling Package: £510
Keyless Go: £930
Leather interior: £1370
Nappa Leather Dash: £1125
HK Sound : £650
Luxury Climate Control: £620
TPM: N/A
COMAND: £1995
DAB RAdio: £335

So facelift is much better value!
I bought an E400 Cabrio in September...
 

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Alex what mpg are you getting?
 

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Alex what mpg are you getting?
My old 2012 C350 would do 35-36mpg on a run and did an average of 28mpg over 30K miles. The E400 has only done 1000 miles from new so engine probably a bit tight; however it is struggling to get to 29-30mpg on a run and so far done an overall average (over the 1000 miles) of 23mpg. I live a mile from work and for the first half mile from a cold start it does 2-3mpg!

Regards.

Steve
 
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