Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Excellent track record on safety
  •  E-Class Cabriolet offers space for the best child seats 
  • Standard autonomous emergency braking

For a cabriolet, there’s a lot of room for modern, bulky childseats. Isofix points in the rear and electric sliding front seats for easy access

Without a doubt, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is the best option for a family among the four-seat convertible class. Euro NCAP hasn't tested the Cabriolet specifically, but it awarded the saloon five stars, and the C-Class Cabriolet also achieved a full five stars.

Standard equipment includes adaptive brake lights and active brake assist, cruise control with speed limiter and attention assist.

The optional Driving Assistance package can significantly reduce fatigue, with class-leading low-speed lane-keeping and adaptive cruise, evasive steering assist and automated overtaking with cruise control and blindspot detection.

WATCH: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon Euro NCAP crash test video

  • Practicality is above average
  • Luxurious comfort for four is unique at this price
  • Open-top touring for the whole family

It’s a strict four-seater, but one of the most comfortable cabriolets this side of a Bentley or S-Class

Drivers always get the best in a cabriolet, and the E-Class in any form is a good place to be behind the wheel. Most cars lose their charm for passengers when the top comes off, however. Not here – the E-Class is a real treat for passengers in that regard.

Large, wide and supportive rear seats allow wind-in-the-hair motoring for four without discomfort, particularly with the Aircap enabled to direct air over the cabin. Access is reasonably easy too, with retracting seatbelt guides and electric-sliding front seats.

Generous centre-cubby storage with a divided, butterfly-door armrest and good sized doorbins provide room for clutter, though the cupholders are worryingly close to some expensive electronics.


 

It’s a big car, but not so big as to be awkward. The doors demand wider parking spaces, thoughIt’s a big car, but not so big as to be awkward. The doors demand wider parking spaces, though

Similarly sized to the E-Class Saloon, the Cabriolet suffers from the predictable lack of rearward visibility. A reversing camera, sensors, and optional 360-degree camera help keep the corners away from harm and spot children and pets when positioning the car.

Even with the optional surround cameras for perfect placement, the long doors will make for some ungainly exits in British car parks.


 

Acceptable luggage space drops by 75 litres with the roof folded, still impressive and usefully shaped. Through loading facility is useful

Compromises for the E-Class Cabriolet

It’s a downside of taking the roof off – you have to put it somewhere. Despite that, the E-Class Cabriolet has a 385-litre boot that is also very practically shaped, and usefully tall when the roof is raised. An electronic control raises the hood compartment, preventing attempts to lower the top when luggage occupies all the space.

The load area itself is wide, flat and very easily accessible for even bulky items. The rear seat is split 50:50, too, which allows larger flatpack objects to be carried.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Leather seat trim
AMG optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
AMG Line optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

AMG Line Night Edition equipment

AMG Line Night Edition standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
AMG Line Night Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 90%
Vulnerable Road Users: 77%
Safety Assist: 62%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.