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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Running costs and reliability
This is not a cheap car, but it gets a lot more affordable if you start thinking of it as a cut-price S-Class Cabriolet rather than a more expensive C-Class Cabriolet. It’s almost as plush as the former, looks pretty much the same, and is just as relaxing to be in. Sure there is no V8 or AMG variant of the E Cab (yet…), but for wafting about, it comes perilously close to undermining Mercedes’ own flagship – the mighty S. It even attracts some attention from passers-by, who for the most part think it’s worth far more than it actually is.
Sensible money buys the E220. As we said in our review of the Coupe, in a car like this, why work harder and burn more fuel than is strictly necessary?
The options list is lengthy, so beware. A lot of it is bundled into pricey packs, which makes it easier to pile on the thousands. Much is worth having though (especially the widescreen dashboard display), and genuinely enhances the whole experience, so think carefully.