2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

MSRP $50,000 Est.

Ranked #8 in Midsize Convertible

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2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 8, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is in its fifth generation and from time to time Mercedes has retouched their executive car keeping it fresh as a daisy. The E-Class is the most popular segment of the Mercedes-Benz lineup because it offers performance, luxury, and safety all in one. Not everyone has the budget to get the S-Class which makes the E-class even more expensive.

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Pros

Well balanced exterior styling

Balanced ride quality & handling

The active safety features list is vast

Impressive and posh cabin

Cons

Starting price is unfathomable 

Compromised cargo area

What's New?

Adaptive LED is standard on all

Heated steering wheel standard on AMG E 53

Rear USB-C ports standard on cabriolet models


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50000

bodystyle

dr Convertible

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$50,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible in Dune Silver Metallic color
Dune Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes in all the body types a car can have and we today are going to talk about the Convertible, the most leisure-oriented body type in the automotive industry. Unlike every other segment, the convertibles have very mixed competition. The BMW M440i convertible, Audi S5 cabriolet, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible are suitable opponents to the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible. All the rivals have something unique to offer, unlike the E-class which focuses on providing a balanced overall package. 


6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Features

The 2022 E-Class Cabriolet comes in 2 trims, E450 and AMG E53. The first one is aimed at regular drivers while the second one is, you know, an AMG. The AMG E53 will be reviewed in detail separately. The features list on these cars is usually very basic considering the price you pay and the E450 also comes with basic features like faux leather upholstery. Though this MB-Tex material is of better quality than normal synthetic leather, it's not genuine leather by any means. 

You get features like dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable heated seats. For the performance-oriented AMG E53, we get all features of the E450 plus it gets a highly tuned engine of the same capacity with sporty suspension and exterior design. The E450 gets LED headlights, Faux leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry & push-button start, digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Trim

E450

MSRP (RWD)

$71,950

MSRP (AWD)

$74,500

Key Features

LED headlights

 

Faux leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Keyless entry & push-button start, digital instrument cluster

 

Sunroof

 

12.3-inch touch screen infotainment

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

We recommend

The E450 with its inline-6 turbo engine has all the power you may need on the highways. The only question here remains is which optional packages you should get. We suggest you get Driver assistance and a sunroof package. Try being comfortable in the seats before buying and if not then the Nappa leather package is all ready to set you back another $4000.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Release Date

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is expected to launch in the fall of 2021. The official launch date is still to be announced by Mercedes-Benz. The release might get delayed due to the virus situation.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Engine and Performance

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet comes equipped with a 3L Turbo Inline-6 engine. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox and this duo produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. You can still choose between RWD or AWD on this trim but the AMG E53 comes standard with Mercedes’s 4Matic AWD system and a performance-tuned engine. It sometimes is very surprising to see what engine tuning alone can do as the AMG has the exact same engine as the E450. Speaking about E450 it comes with a 48-volt electric boost to its motor called the EQ Boost. 

EQ boost takes control of the car's start and stop feature and even lets the car coast along if you let go of throttle on a slope, without needing the gasoline power. The electric motor helps the car get that extra torque at low speeds until the turbocharger kicks in so you don’t feel any turbo lag. With all this tech driving the car daily makes for a nice soothing experience. The vehicle can cover 0-60MPH in just 5.2 seconds when equipped with the RWD drivetrain and the figures drop to 4.4 seconds when equipped with the 4MATIC drivetrain.

An E-Class isn’t about the sharp driving experience, it is about having a comfortable ride with loads of power ready at your command. Mercedes cars are always heavy and while that means better-built quality, it also means a stable car overall. The steering is well-weighted and while the chassis emphasizes more comfort, driving the E450 is still fun. 

The standard air suspension setup makes the ride quality plush and a little bouncy and that also reflects in some amount of body roll but everything is well within safe guidelines. You can anyways change how the suspension acts by switching into Sport and Sport+ modes. It will stiffen it up but it also increases steering and throttle response.

The comfort mode is where you will enjoy driving this car; the suspension soaks up all the bumps without even letting you know and the overall ride quality is so peaceful. Speaking about peace, this is a convertible car, and driving with top-down will definitely let in the wind noise but getting the windows up solves the problem almost. Generally, such a car gets double-sided windows but Mercedes has used a thicker single pane glass for the windows.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2022 Audi S5 Cabriolet

2022 BMW M440i Convertible

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

MSRP

$71,950

$69,800

$65,200

$68,400

Engine 

3.0L Turbo I-6 with EQboost

3.0L Turbo V6

3.0L Gas/Electric Turbo I-6

6.2L Naturally Aspirated V-8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

362hp @ 5,500rpm

349hp @ 6,300rpm

382hp @ 5,800rpm

490hp @ 6,450rpm

Torque

369lb-ft @ 1,600rpm

369lb-ft @ 3,200rpm

368lb-ft @ 1,800rpm

465lb-ft @ 5,150rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.2

4.4

4.0

3.3

Quarter mile (sec)

14.1

13.3

13.2

11.5

Top Speed (MPH)

155

155

158

156

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible is the fastest car in the 0 to 60 mph run at 3.3 seconds. The quarter-mile run takes 11.5 seconds which is also the fastest in the competition. The 2022 BMW M440i Convertible comes at the second position in terms of outright acceleration followed by the 2022 Audi S5 Cabriolet which is marginally slower. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is the slowest convertible in the competition. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2022 E450 convertible returns a decent mileage of 23 MPG in the city and is better than most of its rivals. With the combined economy of 25 MPG and a 17.4-gallon fuel tank, the overall driving range becomes a good 435 miles. This kind of fuel economy is average for mid-size luxury cars. The AMG E53 on the other hand returns almost similar 22/29/25 MPG in city/highway/combined driving cycles. This is very good considering the power bump it received.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2022 Audi S5 Cabriolet

2022 BMW M440i Convertible

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

MPG (City)

23

20

23

15

MPG (Highway)

30

26

31

27

MPG (Combined)

25

22

26

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.4

15.3

15.6

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

400.2/522/435

306/397.8/336.6

358.8/483.6/405.6

277.5/499.5/351.5

The E-Class Convertible is the most fuel-efficient convertible in the comparison with quite a margin. BMW is still very close to it but the Audi S5 sees a significant drop in mileage. Automakers usually compensate for this by using a bigger fuel tank but the S5 still gets a smaller storage capacity than the Benz.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Interior

8.0/10

Mercedes-Benz has one of the best interiors in the industry today and the 2022 E-Class Cabriolet, even though it isn't a fully-fledged luxury car like the S-Class, does get many of those expensive interior bits. The overall design and layout of the cabin on these cars are the most original you will find. The material choice is top-notch. The base trim E450 does have synthetic leather but that doesn’t feel cheap and the metal parts like the A/C vents and door handles are of solid quality. 

The optional wooden trims and Nappa leather makes the cabin much more habitable. We liked the way they treat the wooden trim in darker shades rather than keeping it as it is. The front seats are really comfortable and come with a heating function. These seats are treated with some special material that doesn’t let them heat up if by mistake you park your car in the sun with top-down. The air-scarf feature works as intended on any convertible. Now the second-row seats are going to be a tight squeeze but they can be worked with. Taller people will still prefer the front row.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2022 Audi S5 Cabriolet

2022 BMW M440i Convertible

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.7/56.1/41.8

38.3/55.3/41.3

40.6/55.1/41.8

37.9/54.4/42.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.4/48.3/34.1

36.3/46.9/33.1

36.1/43.9/32.5

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

13.6

9.3

13.1

12.6

In terms of interior space, the E-Class Cabriolet is the better option compared to the rivals. The BMW M440i and Audi S5 have almost similar space but we are already on a space crunch here so having those extra 3 or 4 inches of legroom makes a lot of difference. The Corvette is the only 2-seater car in the group today but that is a proper sports car meant for fun and not for daily use. So that’s fine. Standout interior features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible are:

  • Power sport front seats with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting with illuminated vents
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Nappa leather upholstery

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system in current Mercedes cars is really one of the best honestly. It’s not only about that screen size but how nicely they merged the infotainment and instrument cluster steps up the whole game in our opinion. The standard system on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible contains a 12.3-inch touch screen and comes with a 15-speaker sound system. Android Auto & Apple CarPlay is standard along with some usual bits like satellite radio and USB ports. Wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot is optional which also include the MBUX gesture-based system and voice commands.

It also includes that high-end Burmester sound system, either 13 speakers or a whopping 23-speakers. The resolution of that touch screen is great and overall responsiveness is on point. The voice commands work by saying Hey Mercedes and for the most part, it works flawlessly. It’s just that you will have to get used to the specific nomenclature, for instance, if you say lower the fan speed, it will still recognize but lower the ventilation is the proper wording it uses. Just weird things, but works. Standout infotainment features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible are:

  • 12.3-inch touch screen
  • Satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 15-speaker sound system
  • Wireless charging
  • Voice commands
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Gesture controls

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Exterior

6.0/10

The 2022 E-Class Cabriolet is a straight-up carry forward model so nothing new to expect design-wise. The car has an understated design language and you can’t really make up for its technical specifications just by looking at it. Mercedes has found just the right formula for elegance and aggression so their cars will keep looking pretty for years to come. The current generation Mercedes cars have that sloping down the hood and a grille that is less aggressive. 

Even the headlights are very happy looking, unlike the C-Class car’s shark eye lights. The overall design is very aerodynamic. At the rear end, things get narrowed down a bit but suit the car's personality. This is with every convertible and we can’t do anything about it but once the roof is up the car doesn’t look that pretty. Mercedes didn’t ever cross the line and made something disastrous; their cars have always been understated and elegant.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2022 Audi S5 Cabriolet

2022 BMW M440i Convertible

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

4198

4167

4171

3467

Length (inches)

190

184.9

188

182.3

Width (inches)

73.2

72.7

72.9

76.1

Height (inches)

56.3

54.5

54.6

48.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.1

4.0

5.0

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

113.1

108.8

112.2

107.2

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible is a longer convertible than the rivals and that lets it have that extra interior space as we saw above. It is even the widest and tallest car overall. When you don’t have enough left to work with, expand vertically, as simple as that. The Corvette Stingray is lacking space but it doesn’t have to think about the rear passengers. Standout exterior features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible are:

  • "Sensual purity" in open-air motoring
  • All-season power soft top
  • All-LED exterior lighting
  • 18-inch twin 5-spoke wheels
  • AMG body styling
  • Chrome diamond-block grille
  • Gloss Black exterior accents

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Safety

8.0/10

Mercedes-Benz is probably one the safest car makers in the world and they have gathered so much reputation for that all over these years. So, we should be fine in a Benz no matter if it is cheap or expensive, did we say cheap Mercedes? Well, men make mistakes but Mercedes doesn’t when it comes to their client’s safety. 

The NHTSA and IIHS both haven’t tested the cabriolet variants of the 2021 E-Class but the sedan variant has got a full 5-star overall safety rating, in every category. Having no roof means a weak spot on the body but on the convertibles, special reinforcements are provided for the added rigidity. To top this up, the car comes with a myriad of safety features that will mitigate any unforeseen crash event. Standout safety features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible are:

  • Forward Collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Automatic adaptive headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear & front cross-traffic alerts
  • Lane keep assist & Lane departure warning
  • Parallel and perpendicular park assist

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Competition

7.0/10

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible vs 2022 Audi S5 Cabriolet

The S5 cabriolet is the second most powerful car you can get in Audi’s A5 lineup and it has its reason why you should choose this over the Merc. The design language on this car, both inside and out, is edgy and sharp. So if you are into aggression this car is tailor-made for you. Performance-wise both the cars have similar power figures but the Mercedes is a composed and relaxed driver whereas the S5 is more leaned towards sportier driving and firm rides.

2022 Mercedes-Benz vs 2022 BMW M440i Convertible

The interior quality and finish on both these cars are top-notch, it’s the design that differs. Mercedes is all curvy and smooth while the Beemer is classy and sharp, choose your cave. Performance and handling are key factors that differentiate both cars. BMW performs better in both of these categories, it’s an ‘M’ car. So it was expected.

2022 Mercedes-Benz vs 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

A luxury sedan against a proper sports car, comparing these is an unfair duty but nothing fair in life so is the pricing of these cars. Both cars price similarly but in the Chevy Corvette, you are getting an insanely powerful car that is track-ready. The interior of the Corvette Stingray can be compared with the likes of Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s. So, yeah it's either appearing at your workplace with a suit in the Benz or making an entry full of swag in the Corvette Stingray.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Final Verdict

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible is a tech and power-loaded luxury convertible you can’t go wrong with. Even though we are specifically talking about the Convertible you can get this in coupe or sedan as well and all look just as pretty. The interior and overall cabin quality is superior even though you might wanna add the leather options. Driving dynamics are perfectly suited for daily driving and highway cruising, add active safety to the blend and this 2022 E-Class convertible becomes as tasty as a Banana smoothie.

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