Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet (2010-2017) - Interior & comfort

The Cabriolet is nearly as quiet inside as the Mercedes E-Class Coupe

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

3.8 out of 5

Although fitted with sports suspension, the E-Class Cabriolet is still a comfortable car on the road. You'll notice the rattle of the diesel engines when starting them up with the roof down, but on the move they're nicely hushed.

With the roof up, the Cabriolet is nearly as quiet inside as the Mercedes E-Class coupe, while the automatic Aircap system makes even high-speed cruising with the roof down draught-free for all four people inside.

Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet dashboard

A criticism of the E-Class Cabriolet is just how plain the dashboard is. Given the new cars from Mercedes over the past couple of years (like the C-Class saloon and executive S-Class) that have introduced swooping and very fluid-looking dashboard designs, the E-Class Cabrio’s dashboard lacks flair. The central dashboard is littered with buttons and the gearlever has been moved to the steering column, which may take some getting used to, even for drivers that have owned automatic cars in the past.

Equipment

Only one official trim is available in the car’s current guise – AMG Line. The trim manages to cater to most needs, as it features sports suspension, all-round parking sensors, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, and the AIRCAP wind deflector, which does a very good job at keeping out wind and noise.

Heated front seats, automatic climate control and the Mercedes COMAND infotainment system that comes with a DAB radio, sat nav and internet access are all standard too.

Options

If buyers want an extra boost to their AMG Line trim, the AMG Line Plus kit has a suite of sports details like a mini spoiler and larger AMG alloy wheels. The Premium pack includes a Harman Kardon Logic 7 audio system, keyless entry and a reversing camera.

Optional equipment includes Mercedes’ clever Airscarf system, which uses vents built into the headrests to funnel warm air through when the roof is down. Different coloured fabrics for the roof can be specified, along with a multitude of colours for the leather seats.

The Driver Assistance package throws in safety kit like traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control. The Dynamic Handling Package consists of controls for the suspension, where drivers can change how firm the setup is to suit their needs.

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