For The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet is a four-seat drop-top that won't leave rear-seat passengers with knotted hair and flies in their teeth. There's a good selection of engines and you get lots of equipment as standard.

Against If you want the best engine (the 350 Bluetec) you have to have sports suspension, which ruins the E-Class Cabriolet's otherwise supple ride. The boot is an awkward shape, too.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
33 5stars

If you believe convertibles are about the joy of the journey rather than the speed at which you can complete it, then the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet is a fine choice. The standard Aircap wind deflector works brilliantly.

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There are 6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class versions available

Cabriolet E220 Bluetec SE 2dr £39,985
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E200 AMG Line 2dr £42,005 TBA
Cabriolet E220 Bluetec AMG Line 2dr £42,810
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E250 CDI AMG Line 2dr £44,300
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E350 Bluetec AMG Line 2dr £46,010
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E400 AMG Line Plus 2dr £49,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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The trouble with four-seater convertibles is that they're fun only if you're sitting in the front; anyone in the back is likely to look as if they've been pulled through a hedge backwards after a trip with the top down.

Not so the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet. With its standard Aircap system – pop-up wind deflectors on top of the windscreen and between the rear headrests – you sit in what Mercedes calls 'a bath of warm air', free from the buffeting you're subjected to in rival convertibles.

In other respects, it pretty much offers the same choices as the E-Class Coupe. There are petrol and diesel engines (all with automatic transmissions), and standard or sports suspension set-ups.

We reckon the best version is the E220 CDI diesel in SE trim, because it blends comparatively low running costs with suitably relaxing performance.

Reader test team says:

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E250 CDI BlueEFF. SE 2dr

Excellent. We remain loyal to this brand. It is not just an extra feature or an extra button to push, which there are plenty of in this car that we…

Dee Francis Padamadan

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E250 CDI BlueEFF. SE 2dr

I bought this car few weeks ago and I'm enjoying every bit of it. The E350 CGI 19" is the best car I ever had. I thank God for it.

tunde sofowora

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E250 CDI BlueEFF. SE 2dr

I have owned this car for 6 months from new. I added just about everything going so I have had a chance to try out a lot of the extras. Other reviews…

Marsh Gibson

4 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E220 Bluetec AMG Line 2dr

I can honestly say this is the best and most fun Mercedes I have ever driven. I have a permanent smile on my face. This car is fun in hot, warm and…

Jane Hurt

5 out of 5 stars
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