Mercedes-Benz customers who tick the P50 option when ordering their A207 E-Class Cabriolets will be getting the AIRSCARF and AIRCAP systems to better enjoy their open-air motoring. These options were developed to enable cabriolet owners to maximize their chances of opening up their convertibles even in less than perfect weather.
Developed in the wind tunnel, the AIRCAP system directs airflow over the car via a deflector integrated into the roof frame. Its effect is to reduce drafts and wind turbulence significantly, even in the rear passenger area. Less wind intrusion also reduces noise levels significantly, so that conversations are more easily conducted.
The AIRSCARF system, on the other hand, uses an integrated fan to flow heated air through specially designed headrests. It acts like an invisible scarf, hence the company’s AIRSCARF moniker. Settings are individually adjustable for each of the front seats, and there are three temperatures to choose from. The headrests are also height adjustable so that maximum comfort is obtained.
Taken individually, these technologies may be little things. But these technologies, together with the others found in the E-Class Cabriolet, add significantly to the driving enjoyment of the lucky Mercedes owner.