2020 Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS CABRIOLET Owner’s Manual
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet combines beauty, innovation, and excitement in a way that works well together. This convertible changes what it means to drive in style in every way, thanks to its beautiful lines and careful attention to detail. As a member of the well-known E-Class family, the Cabriolet carries on the brand’s history of great engineering and technological progress. With the push of a button, the soft top turns the car from a stylish coupe into an open-top cruiser, giving you a link to the world around you that is both energizing and elegant. The inside is a haven of comfort and style, with high-end materials and the latest technology to make every moment of the trip more enjoyable. Under the hood, there are a number of strong and efficient engines that make the car move quickly on any road. The 2020 E-Class Cabriolet is more than just a car; it’s a statement of luxury, a celebration of driving, and a call to enjoy some of life’s most exciting moments on the road.
Protection by the airbags
Depending on the accident situation, an airbag may supplement the protection offered by a cor‐rectly fastened seat belt.
WARNING Risk of injury or death due to incorrect seat position
If you deviate from the correct seat position, the airbag cannot perform its intended pro‐tective function and deployment may even cause further injuries.
In order to avoid risks, each vehicle occupant must always make sure of the following:
- Fasten seat belts correctly. Pregnant women must take particular care to ensure that the lap belt never lies across the abdomen.
- Adopt the correct seat position and keep as far away as possible from the airbags.
- Observe the following information.
- Always make sure that there are no objects between the airbag and vehicle occupant.
To avoid the risks resulting from the deployment of an airbag, each vehicle occupant must observe the following information in particular:
- Before starting your journey, adjust your seat correctly; the driver’s seat and front passenger seat should be moved as far back as possible.
When doing so, always observe the informa‐tion on the correct driver’s seat position (/ page 91).
- Only hold the steering wheel by the steering wheel rim. This allows the airbag to be fully deployed.
- Always lean against the seat backrest when the vehicle is in motion. Do not lean forwards or against the door or side window. You may otherwise be in the deployment area of the airbags.
- Always keep your feet on the floor. Do not put your feet on the cockpit, for example. Your feet may otherwise be in the deploy‐ment area of the airbag.
- If children are traveling in the vehicle, observe the additional notes (/ page 51).
- Always stow and secure objects correctly.
Objects in the vehicle interior may prevent an airbag from functioning correctly. Each vehicle occupant must always make sure of the follow‐ing in particular:
- There are no people, animals or objects between the vehicle occupants and an air‐bag.
- There are no objects between the seat, door and door pillar (B-pillar).
- There are no hard objects, e.g. coat hangers, hanging on the grab handles or coat hooks.
There are no accessory parts, such as mobile navigation devices, mobile phones or cup holders, attached to the vehicle within the deployment area of an airbag, e.g. on the cockpit, on the door, on the side window or on the side wall trim. In addition, no connecting cables, tensioning straps or retaining straps must be routed or attached to the vehicle within the deploy‐ment area of an airbag. Always comply with the accessory manufacturer’s installation instructions and, in particular, the notes on suitable places for installation.
- There are no heavy, sharp-edged or fragile objects in the pockets of your clothing. Store such objects in a suitable place.
Limited protection from airbags
- WARNING Risk of injury due to modifications to the airbag cover
If you modify the cover of an airbag or affix objects such as stickers to it, the airbag may no longer function correctly.
- Never modify the cover of an airbag and do not affix objects to it.
The installation location of an airbag is identified by the AIRBAG symbol (/ page 41).
WARNING Risk of injury or death due to the use of unsuitable seat covers
Unsuitable seat covers can obstruct or pre‐vent the deployment of air bags integrated into the seats. Consequently, the air bags cannot protect vehicle occupants as they are designed to do. In addition, operation of the automatic front passenger air bag shutoff may be restricted.
- You should only use seat covers that have been approved for the correspond‐ing seats by Mercedes-Benz.
WARNING Risk of injury due to malfunc‐tions of the sensors in the door paneling
Sensors to control the airbags are located in the doors. Modifications or work not per‐formed correctly to the doors or door panel‐ing, as well as damaged doors, can lead to the function of the sensors being impaired. The airbags might therefore not function properly any more. Consequently, the airbags cannot protect vehicle occupants as they are designed to do.
- Never modify the doors or parts of the doors.
- Always have work on the doors or door paneling carried out at a qualified spe‐cialist workshop.
WARNING Risk of injury due to deployed airbag
- A deployed airbag no longer has a protective function and cannot protect as intended in the event of an accident.
- Have the vehicle towed to a qualified specialist workshop in order to have the deployed airbag replaced.
- Have deployed airbags replaced immediately.
Status of the front passenger front airbag
Function of the automatic front passenger airbag shutoff
The automatic front passenger airbag shutoff is able to detect whether the front passenger seat is occupied by a person or a child restraint sys‐tem. The front passenger airbag and front passenger knee airbag are enabled or disabled accordingly.
When installing a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, always make sure of the following:
- Ensure that the child restraint system is positioned correctly (/ page 50).
- Always observe the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation instructions.
- Never place objects, e.g. cushions, under or behind the child restraint system.
- Fully retract the seat cushion length adjust‐ ment.
- The entire base of the child restraint system must always rest on the seat cushion of the front-passenger seat.
- The backrest of the forward-facing child restraint system must lie as flat as possible against the backrest of the front-passenger seat.
- The child restraint system must not touch the roof or be put under strain by the head restraints. Adjust the seat backrest inclina‐tion and the head restraint setting accord‐ingly.
WARNING Risk of injury or death due to objects between the sitting surface and the child restraint system
Objects between the sitting surface and the child restraint system could affect the func‐tion of the automatic front passenger airbag shutoff. This could result in the front passenger air‐bag not functioning as intended during an accident.
- Do not place any objects between the sitting surface and the child restraint system.
- The entire base of the child restraint system must always rest on the sitting surface of the front passenger seat.
- The backrest of the forward-facing child restraint system must, as far as possi‐ble, be resting on the seat backrest of the front passenger seat.
- Always comply with the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation instructions.
A person on the front passenger seat must observe the following information:
- Fasten seat belts correctly (/ page 35).
- Sit in an almost upright seat position with their back against the seat backrest.
- Sit with their feet resting on the floor, if possible.
The front passenger airbag may otherwise be disabled by mistake, for example in the following situations:
- The front passenger transfers their weight by supporting themselves on a vehicle armrest.
- The front passenger sits in such a way that their weight is raised from the sitting sur‐face.
WARNING Risk of injury or death due to deactivated front passenger airbag
If the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp is lit, the front passenger airbag is disa‐bled. It will not be deployed in the event of an accident and cannot perform its intended protective function. A person in the front passenger seat could then, for example, come into contact with the vehicle interior, especially if the person is sitting too close to the cockpit.
If the front passenger seat is occupied, always ensure that:
- The classification of the person in the front passenger seat is correct and the front passenger airbag is enabled or disa‐bled in accordance with the person in the front passenger seat.
- The front passenger seat has been moved as far back as possible.
- The person is seated correctly.
Ensure, both before and during the jour‐ney, that the status of the front passenger airbag is correct. If the front passenger seat is occupied, the clas‐sification of the person or child restraint system on the front passenger seat takes place after the front passenger airbag shutoff self-test. The PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps display the status of the front passenger airbag.
Always observe the notes on the function of the PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator lamps.
Function of the PASSENGER AIR BAG indica‐tor lamps
Self-test of automatic front passenger airbag shutoff
When the ignition is switched on, a self-test is performed during which the two PASSENGER AIR BAG ON and OFF indicator lamps light up simultaneously.
The status of the front passenger airbag is dis‐played after the self-test:
- PASSENGER AIR BAG ON lights up for 60 seconds, subsequently both indicator lamps are off (PASSENGER AIR BAG ON and OFF): the front passenger airbag is able to deploy in the event of an accident.
- PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF lights up continuously: the front passenger airbag is disabled. It will then not be deployed in the event of an accident.
If the PASSENGER AIR BAG ON indicator lamp is off, only the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp shows the status of the front passenger airbag. The PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp may be lit continuously or be off. If the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp and the6 restraint system warning lamp light up simultaneously, the front passenger seat may not be used. Also in this case, do not install a child restraint system on the front passenger seat. Have automatic front passenger airbag shutoff checked and repaired immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.
If the front passenger seat is occupied, ensure, both before and during the journey, that the sta‐tus of the front passenger airbag is correct for the current situation. After installing a rearward-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat: PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF must be lit con‐tinuously.
WARNING Risk of injury or death from using a rearward-facing child restraint system when the front passenger front airbag is enabled
If you secure a child in a rearward-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat and the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indi‐cator lamp is off, the front passenger airbag can deploy in the event of an accident. The child could be struck by the airbag. Always ensure that the front passenger air‐bag is deactivated. The PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp must be lit.
A: The base model of the 2020 E-Class Cabriolet typically starts around $71,950.
A: The E-Class Cabriolet is designed to comfortably seat four passengers.
A: The 2020 E-Class Cabriolet comes with a retractable soft top that can be raised or lowered electronically.
A: The 2020 E-Class Cabriolet offers a range of engines, including turbocharged four-cylinder and six-cylinder options, with power outputs ranging from around 255 to 362 horsepower.
A: The Airscarf system provides warm air through vents in the headrests, allowing for more comfortable top-down driving in cooler weather.
A: The E-Class Cabriolet is equipped with safety features like adaptive cruise control, active brake assist, blind-spot monitoring, and more.
A: Fuel efficiency varies by engine, but the E-Class Cabriolet generally achieves around 20-28 mpg combined.
A: The E-Class Cabriolet’s infotainment system includes COMAND, a touchpad controller, navigation, smartphone integration, and optional Burmester premium sound.
A: Yes, the E-Class Cabriolet is available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive on select models.
A: The 2020 E-Class Cabriolet typically comes with a New Vehicle Limited Warranty covering 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
A: Yes, the E-Class Cabriolet offers a range of customization options including different trims, materials, colors, and packages.
A: The E-Class Cabriolet is known for its smooth and comfortable ride, along with precise handling characteristics.
A: Mercedes-Benz typically recommends regular maintenance intervals including oil changes, brake inspections, and more. Refer to the owner’s manual for detailed guidance.
A: The E-Class Cabriolet offers a balance of luxury, performance, and practicality, often fitting between the more compact C-Class and the larger S-Class convertibles.
A: Yes, the E-Class Cabriolet often offers various accessory packages for added convenience, style, and performance enhancements.