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For The E-Class Cabriolet is a four-seater drop-top that won't leave rear 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, the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet is a decent buy. The Aircap wind deflector works brilliantly.

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There are 6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class versions available

Cabriolet E220 CDI SE 2dr £38,465
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E220 CDI AMG Sport 2dr £41,090
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E200 AMG Sport 2dr £41,805 TBA
Cabriolet E250 CDI AMG Sport 2dr £44,100
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E350 Bluetec AMG Sport 2dr £45,810
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet E400 AMG Sport Plus 2dr £49,590
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 of the buffeting found 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 E220 CDI AMG Sport 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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