Editor’s note: You may also want to read Autotrader’s 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 review.
The E-Class has a beautiful range of vehicles, and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet offers something a little different. Mercedes chopped the top on the high-class midsize sedan that the E400 is based on and added a little attitude. We’ve nailed down five reasons to buy this sophisticated Benz convertible.
Gorgeous Open-Top Styling
One can argue that the E400 Cabriolet looks like it belongs in the French Riviera. Its styling catches the eye no matter where you are. It also stays true to the luxurious Mercedes-Benz brand — with the top up or down, the E400 exudes elegance.
With a 3.0-liter V6, the E400 is certainly road-ready. It uses a twin-turbo setup to kick out 329 horsepower and 354 lb-feet of torque. This Mercedes really moves, and it also handles well on twisty roads. It also delivers 28 miles per gallon on the highway, which is exceptional fuel economy for that type of power.
A Cabriolet for All Seasons
This car isn’t just built for summer like some convertibles — after all, this is a Mercedes-Benz, and that means absolutely nothing has gone overlooked. Heated front seats and a multilayered fabric top become very useful in colder weather. The E400’s top has the flexibility to fold into a small area, and it can withstand the elements and wind noise. Folding the top even allows for better trunk space than a retractable hardtop would offer.
Mercedes presents you with tons of options when you buy an E400 Cabriolet, and we’re especially fond of this one. It’s called the AIRSCARF system, and it has tiny vents set into the front seats that blow warm air on your neck. This option is totally worth it, especially if you live in a colder region. It allows you to enjoy those bright, crisp winter days to the fullest, without catching a cold.
Mercedes is known for stunning cabins. The materials in the E400 are top-notch, with smart ergonomics and craftsmanlike build. The convertible comes standard with a gorgeous wood trim, leather upholstery and the COMAND infotainment system. Everywhere you look and touch gives you a premium feel. The center console even has a square analog clock that really is a nice finishing touch.
Get into the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet, and experience this German-engineered convertible. You’ll be glad you did.