2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2019 MODEL
$56,000 - $69,800
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Aayush Yadav Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


There is something different about open-top – wind in the hair motoring with convertibles. We would happily pay more than their Coupe or Sedan counterparts for that experience. The convertibles sure have a reduced cargo space and the rear seats are inhabitable for adults. But let’s face it, even with these shortcomings, the convertibles are definitely a hoot to drive on a nice sunny day.

E Class has always been one of those over-engineered pieces from the house of Mercedes. Although it bleeds tech it doesn’t fail to integrate it with a first-class luxury experience. The battle for best in-car tech and comfort is on Mercedes have a legitimate contender in the E Class. Can it tackle the best from Audi, BMW and Jaguar?

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Pros

Segment leading luxury and comfort

Semi-autonomous driving tech

Refined powertrain

Cons

Cargo capacity is below average for this class

E Class can be too subtle against newer rivals

What's New?

Part of the fifth E-Class generation


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$56000

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

369 lbs.-ft @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.2/63.3

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

190 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

56.3 in.

curb weight

4189 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

3 yr. / unlimited

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible in designo Cardinal Red Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible in designo Diamond White Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible in Lunar Blue Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible in Obsidian Black Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible in Selenite Gray Metallic color
designo Cardinal Red Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Exterior

8.0

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible E 450

E 450

power
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$56,000 - $69,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
E 450 4MATIC 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $67,300 MSRP (20/22/27) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic manual all wheel drive 4
E 450 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $56,000 MSRP (20/23/27) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic manual rear wheel drive 4
E 450 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $67,300 MSRP (20/23/27) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD
E 450 4MATIC 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $69,800 MSRP (19/22/26) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.3

Overall Rating


Priced at $68,295, the E450 sits just below the AMG E 53. It has a 3.0L V6 Bi-turbo engine developing 362 horses and 369-pound-feet of torque. All that power is channeled via a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Not only this, but it also comes loaded with exhaustive luxury and safety equipment. The huge array of options will get you closer to your perfect version of the E Class convertible.

2019 mercedes benz e class cabriolet front three quarters red
2019 Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet front three quarter
2019 mercedes benz e class cabriolet rear three quarters red
2019 Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet rear three quarter

9.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 
 

8.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Features

9.0/10

Mercedes E450 is only available in one trim that is priced at $58,900. It is powered by a 3.0L V6 bi-turbo engine that delivers 329 horsepower and with increased turbo boost, 354-pound-feet of torque on tap.

The engine is mated to a 9G-TRONIC transmission that delivers quick gear changes in virtually every driving situation. Not only it is versatile and lighter but also very quiet and fuel-efficient.

The AMG E450 comes standard with LED headlamps, tail lamps and daytime running lights, rearview camera, sports brake system, power liftgate, Aircap wind deflector, crosswind assist, 64-color LED ambient lighting, power front seats with memory, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Trim

E 450

E 450 4MATIC

MSRP

$59,950

$60,450

Key Features

 

Includes, adds or removes Sport 4MATIC features:

 

Rear Wheel Drive

All Wheel Drive

 

Center Limited Slip Differential

 
 

18 X 8.0 In. Wheels

18 X 9.0 In. Wheels

 

Head-Up Display

MAGIC VISION CONTROL

 

Heated And Ventilated Front Seats

 
 

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

 
 

Rear View Camera

 
 

Brake Drying

 

We Recommend

If you plan to use the cabriolet in colder climates, then get the 4MATIC+ (AWD) trim. It will offer better traction in wet and slippery conditions. If you want to drive majorly in the warm season, then stick to the base E450 trim.

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Engine and Performance

8.0/10

"The E-Class is a comfortable cruiser, with Sport and Sport+ drive modes dialing in a little extra athleticism when you want it. The standard suspension system maintains a silky, composed ride without getting too floaty. The rapidly adjusting air suspension system is an appealing option, though the E-Class is pleasant with just the standard suspension."  - Cars.USnews

2019 Mercedes Benz E450 is powered by 3.0L Biturbo V6 engine making 362 horses and 369-pound-feet of torque. It is mated to the class-leading 9G-TRONIC transmission that gives it excellent performance and increased fuel efficiency. Power can be channeled to all four wheels via the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

Compared to the last year's E 400 cabriolet, the E 450 has a more powerful V6 engine that increases total power by 33 horsepower. The 9-speed automatic system has more gear ratios, so the transmission will shifting gears more often to keep the engine in its power band. Lighter components have been used to ensure quiet shifting work, more efficiency and comfort. With this increment in power, Merc 450 convertible sits at the pedestal of this comparison.

Models

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

MSRP

$68,295

$74,245

$60,995

$65,100

Engine

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

3.0L i6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

362 hp@ 5500rpm

340 hp@ 6500rpm

322 hp@ 5500rpm

349 hp@ 5400rpm

Torque

369 ft-lbs@ 1800rpm

332 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

332 ft-lbs@ 1380rpm

369 ft-lbs@ 1370rpm

Acceleration

The E Class cabriolet is built to cocoon you in the oasis of comfort and luxury. But the E 450 has remarkable pulling power. This turbocharged engine can put many engines with more cylinders to shame. The E Class convertible when equipped with this engine can thrash 0-60 mile marker in sub 5-second window.

The engine has enough gusto for your merging, passing, highway cruising and spirited driving. The E 450 is also available with 4MATIC, all-wheel drive system. It ensures better traction in a variety of bad terrain scenarios.

The E Class has its priorities set right. The engine has some pretty solid performance but it is a cruiser first. As you put the foot down, you won\u2019t find a sense of urgency. The motor was engineered to aid in effortless cruising ability and not take over sports cars.

Models

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

0-60 MPH

5.1 sec

4.8 sec

5.2 sec

4.8 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

N/A

N/A

13.1 sec

Engine

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

3.0L i6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

7.6

7.3

Ride and Handling

Most of the people buy the E Class because they want to reach their destination as comfortably as possible. The suspension is pretty good at tackling road undulations and the cabin ambiance is super quiet. With Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual drive modes ensure that your E 450 convertible adapts to your moods. The drive modes alter throttle response, suspension firmness and transmission response.

The standard coil-spring suspension and adaptive dampers is available as standard equipment. If it is fitted with optional air suspension, the ride feels as if you're on a cushion that glides 2-inches over the tarmac. The E Class convertible is more suited to the straights than the tight hairpins of curvy mountain passes.

The E 450 is equally relaxing in town as on the highway. The 9G-TRONIC gearbox is slick and provides for quick gear changes when overtaking is required and wafts along when you just feel like cruising on the endless roads.

Braking

Mercedes Benz E450 is equipped with 14.2-inch ventilated front and rear discs. E450 weighs in at 4,189 pounds. Data from the braking test is unavailable for E450. However, the pedal feel is firm. The application of brakes is followed by progressive slowing of the car. The brakes will not let you down and stop the car within the safety margins.

Model

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

Brake Front (in.)

14.2

14

13.4

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

12.8

13

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4189

3521

4138

4211

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

105

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Fuel Economy

With the 9-speed transmission working tirelessly to ensure optimum gear shifts and turbocharged and fuel injected V6 engine, the E450 manages 20 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway and combined mpg of 23. On a full tank of gasoline, E Class convertible will cover 470 miles on the interstate.

Model

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

MPG (city)

20

20

22

21

MPG (highway)

27

28

29

29

MPG (combined)

23

23

24

24

Range (miles) (city/highway)

348/470

370/518

348/458

N/A

Tank Capacity (gal)

17.4

18.5

15.8

15.3

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Interior

"It's refined on most road surfaces and barely bothered by more severe bumps and imperfections. Our test car came with the four-corner air suspension \u2014 an expensive, worthwhile option \u2014 though the standard steel-spring suspension is not a compromise."-Edmunds

The inside is pleasing to the eye. The E450 is super spacious. Its supportive front seats come with electrical adjustment and memory setting to remember your favorite seating position. The E Class convertible heavily borrows from the flagship - S Class. The sweeping digital dashboard is a treat to look at. Mercedes E Class blends technology with class better than other marquees.

In a time when cars are adopting tech at an exponential rate. Even A-B commuters are equipped with state of the art smartphone integration. Luxuries like heated and ventilated seats are available as standard options for many budget cars. What about the cars that defined luxury? The Mercedes E Class brings in luxury that was pretty much unheard of.

When the top is down, the windshield uses an air deflector to stop wind buffeting. The power folding top has several layers of fabric that have been remarkably engineered to reduce wind noise. The Airscarf feature is what makes those open top joy rides pleasant in cold climates. The headrest blow warm air through the vents to make the driver and passenger comfortable.

Model

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.7/56.1/41.8

37.0/56.5/43.0

40.4/55.3/42.2

40/55.3/41.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.4/48.4/34.1

-

37.1/49.8/33.1

36.3/46.9/33.1

Infotainment System

The standard satellite navigation system is good but not like AMG models as they get enhanced features. The shortcut buttons to use the beautiful infotainment are placed in the natural hand-resting position when driving the car.

The main attraction is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster which is placed adjacent to the central screen of the same size. The Merc also offers a 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi system, rear-seat entertainment package and wireless phone-charging. To work the touchpad a bit of skill is needed but when you drive it daily, it gets to you and you feel very connected.

Interior Features

  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Sun Sensor
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Cargo volume

E450 boot space is 9.5 cu ft. There isn't much space to stow your stuff for a weekend getaway. But we aren\u2019t complaining because the Mercedes 450 convertible manages to squeeze out few extra cu-ft. of space then the competition.

Model

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

9.5

7.3

7.8

7.2

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Exterior

8.0/10

"If you're looking for massive grilles and head-turning flair, you'll probably want to shop elsewhere. But most E-Class buyers appreciate substance as much as style. The 2-door coupe and convertible are naturally sportier with their lower height and slightly shorter length. The E-Class convertible uses a power-folding fabric top (available in four colors)" -KelleyBlueBook

The E Class carries that understated nature of high-end German cars very well. The design follows subtle lines and if you are looking for something that has massive street massive, then your money is better spent elsewhere. Although, the design has been around for a while now. It doesn't show any signs of aging. Most E Class buyers actually appreciate this understated opulence.

The previous generation E Class convertible shared its architecture with the C Class, the current generation E Class coupe and convertible share their underpinnings with the E Class sedan. The end result is -the E 450 convertible is longer and wider than before.

Mercedes Benz E 450 is 190 inches in length and 73.2 inches in width. Wheelbase is 113.1 inches which provides for ample amount of space and comfort for the passengers.

Model

Mercedes E 450 convertible

Jaguar F Type 340 HP convertible

BMW 440i convertible

Audi S5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

4189

3521

4138

4211

Length(in)

190.0

176.0

182.7

184.7

Width(in)

73.2

74.2

71.9

72.7

Height(in)

56.2

51.5

54.5

54.4

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

4

5.1

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

103.2

110.6

108.9

Track width (in) F/R

63.2/63.3

62.9/64.9

60.8/62.8

62.5/61.7

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Safety

The E Class convertible comes with an exhaustive list of safety features. Some of these features are:

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Rear Door Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Competition

Mercedes E 450 Convertible vs Jaguar F Type Convertible

The Jaguar F-Type is an exotic convertible, it takes subtlety from the design of the E Class convertible and throws it out of the window. The F-Type screams attention with its beguiling design and a deafening exhaust. The F-Type is powered by a supercharged engine. On the other hand, the E 450 scores highly as a cruiser. You can do a hundred mile commute and still feel refreshed at the end of the journey. If you want that extra attention then stick to the Jag, otherwise the Merc with its German minimalism is car for keeps in the long run.

Mercedes E 450 Convertible vs BMW 440i Convertible

The Beemer costs almost $8000 lesser than the Merc. The BMW 440i convertible has a wonderful torque plateau which starts at a mere 1380 rpm. The Beemer is quick off line but it will also offer fuel efficiency than the E 450 convertible. The 4 series convertible follows in the footsteps of its predecessors to offer an excellent driving experience. When compared to the Merc, the Beemer is a bit low on utility.

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Final Verdict

The E Class convertible features an improved powertrain which churns out 33 horsepower more. The engine isn\u2019t eager to pick up pace but it remarkably quiet. Mercedes intends the E Class to be a comfortable before being anything else. The cabin is well insulated, once inside it really feels like you have been separated from the outside world. The premium convertible starts at a price tag of $68,295.

If you are looking for something that is athletic and will follow up with your mad steering inputs. Then the E Class wouldn\u2019t be a befitting choice. Even with Sport and Sport Plus modes, the E Class was never meant to be track-day weapon. At its best, the E Class is quick but it never wants to upset the comfort of the occupants.

E Class comes loaded with so much tech and luxury features that some may mistake it for a flagship S Class. Mercedes spoils you with heat-reflecting leather seats. You can also equip your E 450 with artistic touches of wood ingrains.

This convertible justifies the Mercedes tag, it offers unmatched comfort. It prioritizes comfort over everything else. E Class manages to gobble up potholes like they were never there. When properly equipped with state of the art active safety technology, the E Class can drive itself for smaller stretches of road.