Mercedes E-Class C238 Coupe / A238 Cabriolet Review Rundown
Mercedes-Benz | Published on 09 Apr 2021 | Last Edited on 14 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The facelifted 5th-gen E-class C238 Coupe and A238 Cabriolet share design, mechanical, and technology updates with the facelifted E-class W213 Sedan and S213 Wagon. They are electrified with integrated starter-generator. The DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with adjustable damping is available as optional equipment. The updated infotainment system MBUX is standard on all vehicles.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
For 2020, the E-Class range has been facelifted, and in the case of this range-topping E450 Cabriolet, that facelift is a fairly significant one. In E450 guise, the engine alone kicks out a meaty 362bhp and 369lb ft, while the EQ Boost system can dish out an additional 22bhp at a moments notice. As was the case in the old E450, this is all directed to the road via a nine-speed automatic transmission and Merc's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
The Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet is the most performance-focused version of the two-door E-Class line-up. A host of mid-life updates introduce a range of changes to the E 53's in-car tech and styling. The cabin remains as luxurious and as flawless as ever, but now benefits from Mercedes's latest iteration of its MBUX infotainment system. However, the same could be said of the E 400 d, and that feels faster in the real world while using less fuel.
The E-Class Cabriolet is a big, elegant soft-top that offers bags of style, enough quality and some great tech. The updates have helped further boost its appeal, and this more affordable E 300 model has just enough power given that it focuses on a relaxed drive. Factor in infotainment at the sharp end of the class, enough practicality, and more-than-respectable refinement with the roof up or down.
Mercedes still has this niche to itself with the updated E-Class Coupe. At this price point there are few rivals, but that doesn't stop the big two-door Merc delivering a lovely blend of refinement, technology and quality. It's a great, relaxing large coupe and small updates have kept it feeling fresh.
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet starts at $845 including a $995 destination fee. The heart of the E53 is its 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 engine with mild-hybrid assist. Accelerating to 60 mph takes a scant 4.4 seconds, which is pretty good for a 4,566-pound convertible.
- 1. ^ Mercedes-Benz E-Class E450 Cabriolet 2020 review. Autocar. 2020-08-09. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ New Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ New Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
- 4. ^ New Mercedes E 220 d Coupe 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-07-13. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
- 5. ^ 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet review: High-tech and handsome. Cnet. 2021-04-08. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
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