2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet is Built for Summer Cruising
The E-Class has always been a fan favourite for Mercedes-Benz, and has become even more popular now that the CLK line has merged with the E, creating the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet. The rigid chassis is remarkably dynamic to drive. In the looks department, the E400 Cabriolet is stunning with carefully placed lines to create a sleek look.
The E400 spits out 328 horsepower at 5500 RPM and 354 lb-ft of torque at just 1400 RPM. This is up from 302 at 6500 and 273 lb-ft at 3500 on the outgoing E350 Cabriolet. Power delivery is seamless as it can be, but the E400 moves with much more urgency than its predecessor. Acceleration is extremely responsive to the touch.
This is a car made for the executive or business person who doesn’t want to step up to the S-Class Coupe just yet. It’s not intended to be quite as sporty as its main competition, but has its merits in smoothness and ultimate comfort. As such, the steering is dialed in for comfort, with easy input and the isolation of electric assist.
Mercedes-Benz takes quietness very seriously, and this is especially evident when driving a soft-top convertible. Typically with this body style, the cloth top means road, wind and tire noise is very prevalent. Somehow, Mercedes has managed to isolate the driver from nearly all external sounds. This makes for a comfortable ride free of distractions.