Another weekend of sunshine awaits, and as thousands of us prepare to hit the roads, we want to bring your attention to your potential next wheels: this Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet.
With a sumptuous interior, smooth 2.0-litre engine and that soft-top roof, it’s just waiting for its next owner to take it for a spin.
This E350 AMG is a two-door saloon that sits in the traditional, classy executive saloon spot in the Mercedes model line-up. It’s understated but still glamorous, with the AMG sporty body and contrasting black and white accents – it’s basically a smaller and more affordable version of the S-Class chauffeur model.
You can guarantee you get the maximum amount of tech for the price with this car. It’s rolling in expensive features with a facelifted interior: a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch digital cockpit for the driver, 64-colour ambient lighting, comfort heated seats, sports steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls – and that’s just the surface layer!
The inside is minimal with a black ash dash, but it doesn't feel austere. It’s very opulent with the chrome trim, touch pads, chrome buttons and dials and supple leather – you'll feel like a million dollars when inside this car.
When you put the convertible roof down and start cruising, you’ll be smiling ear from ear. The petrol engine comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission and you’ll find it beautifully smooth and refined to drive. The agile sports suspension soaks up potholes, bumps and uneven road surfaces – you float along. Pick your driving mode; for sharp cornering and agility flip into Sport+ mode or stick to Comfort for long motorway stints.
If there’s one thing this Merc isn’t short of, it's safety kit. Your parking skills can take a backseat, because there’s front and rear parking sensors with active parking assist and a reversing camera. You also get blind spot assist, collisions prevention assist, and attention assist among others, and handy features like remote boot opening and keyless entry and go.
This E-Class is the perfect car for weekend getaways for two, or four friends who want to experience the good life together. Want it to be yours? Then grab it on our online showroom. For £38,990 or the equivalent monthly price. you can feel fabulous zipping around town or country in this stylish soft top.
By Freda Lewis-Stempel