What’s Good, Bad and Weird about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Cabriolet? [Video]

This $90,000 Mercedes convertible has plenty of good points.

Welcome to another episode of the Good, Bad and Weird as we explore a different sort of car: a 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet. Apart from the E-Class coupe and sedan, there’s this convertible variant which kicks off at just over $66,000. However, start tacking on options, and that price quickly skyrockets. In this case, after adding some AMG wheels, Nappa leather, wood trim and a plethora of safety equipment through the $9,350 “Premium Package”, our E 400 as tested came out to $89,735. That’s a lot of money for an E-Class convertible, considering the two-seater SL starts off around $88,200.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 cabriolet
2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 cabriolet. [Photo: Mercedes-Benz]
However, there are plenty of points on which to commend the E 400 Cabriolet. Particularly clad in its Lunar Blue Metallic point, the E-Class convertible is certainly a handsome car. Then there’s the performance. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Cabriolet only comes with one engine option: a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine putting out 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. According to Mercedes-Benz, that power is good enough for a 0-60 time in the 5.5 second range. It’s not the quickest Mercedes out there, but this E-Class has some respectable punch. Power is routed to all four wheels through a nine-speed transmission and Mercedes’ 4MATIC system.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Cabrio
[Photo: Mercedes-Benz]
There’s also plenty of good points throughout the interior. Everything feels solid and reassuring to use, and the dual 12.3-inch screens are a nice, modern touch. Although, the digital instrument cluster screen is an option. There are a few bad and weird points to consider, however. Find out what they are by watching the video above!

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