For The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Carbriolet is a four-seater convertible that won't leave rear passengers with knotted hair and flies in their teeth. There's a good selection of engines and a fine ride with the saloon’s standard suspension.
Against Doesn't pretend to be the most dynamic of convertibles, so don't spoil the ride by opting for sports suspension. The boot is an awkward shape, too.
If you believe convertibles are about the joy of the journey rather than the speed you can complete it, the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet may be the best of its ilk. 'Aircap' wind deflector works brilliantly.
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The trouble with four-seater convertibles is that they're only fun if you're in one of the front seats. 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-Benz 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 of the buffeting found in rival convertibles. It doesn't exactly add to the car's looks, but from the inside you're not going to be worried about that.
In other respects it pretty much offers the same choices as the E-Class Coupé. There are seven engine choices, manual and automatic transmissions and standard or sport suspension set-ups.
The best mid-sized convertible of all for four-up top-down motoring and, with this engine, gearbox and chassis, it's probably at its most irresistible.