2018 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet verdict

With 429bhp under its bonnet, the Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet is the quickest version of the firm’s four-seat drop-top...

2018 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet front cornering

If you have a few bob to spend on a luxuriously sporty cabriolet that prioritises the former quality over the latter, the E53 is certainly worth a look. It may be fast and capable, but it feels more at home cruising than hammering along your favourite stretch of B-road.

Just remember that there's another six-cylinder-engined, four-seat convertible that’s nearly as fast, nearly as roomy and a whole lot cheaper: the Audi S5 Convertible. We’d recommend buying one of those and saving yourself more than £15,000.

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet specification

Price £69,285 Engine 2999cc, 6cyl, twin-turbo, petrol Power 429bhp at 6100rpm Torque 384lb ft at 1800-5800rpm Gearbox 9-spd automatic Top speed 155mph 0-62mph 4.5ec Fuel economy 32.1mpg CO2 rating 200g/km Tax band 37%


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