There is nothing subtle about the Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet. It screams “look at me, please”.

There are lashings of shiny bits, along with 20” AMG alloys, and the ability to match or contrast your body and roof. It adds a touch of verisimilitude to a road experience from the halcyon days of motoring

The stylish design starts up front with an adaptive LED array which lights just the right amount of road without dazzling oncoming punters. LED tail lights literally glitter from within.

The beauty of ragtops is that they take less space in the boot. It allows for a slender rump and makes the silhouette as svelte as a super-model. Loving metal folding roofs as I do, they give rear ends a matronly make over, and not in a good way.

The fabric roof is fully automatic and can be operated from the fob. Its multi-layer construction makes the cabin whisper quiet. Only the heaviest of rain makes more than a comforting patter overhead.

The Roof REMOTE operation here

The interior and instruments explained here

Fully automated parking here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHs8ws5e9r0Features

  • 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • AIR BODY CONTROL Air Suspension
  • AIRCAP & AIRSCARF
  • Black Ash Open-Pore Wood Trim
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Analogue clock
  • Fully automated boot separator
  • Driving Assistance package Plus comprising DRIVE PILOT, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and also PRE-SAFE® PLUS
  • Traffic Sign Assist
  • 360° camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Roll-over protection developed specifically for the Cabriolet design
  • HUD

The Burmester® surround sound system with 13 speakers, 9-channel DSP amplifier & 590watt output rates a special mention. In a cabin that would embarrass a luxury yacht, the audio system is a thing to behold. The sound is so rich and deep that you feel you’ve received a personal invitation for a live performance

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Drivetrain

Engine: 3.0L, Bi-turbo, V6, direct injection, ECO Start/Stop

Transmission: 9 speed G-tronic

Drive Wheels: 4MATIC AWD

Economy: 8.7L/100k

CO2: 195g/km

Fuel: 95 RON

AIR BODY CONTROL Air Suspension provides a magic carpet ride. Even in the sportiest of the drive modes, the ride is superb. Ultra-low profile tyres have a bit of a hum on some road surfaces and clunk over pot holes, but who cares?

You lope along completely disconnected from the outsid