The E53 Cabriolet is a standalone model for 2022. This Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six that produces 429 hp and 384 lb-ft. Power is sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard exterior features include LED lighting and a power soft top. On the inside, the E53 Cabriolet features power sport front seats with four-way lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, a 64-color LED ambient interior lighting system, a surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system. Standard driver assistance features include Adaptive Highbeam Assist, blind-spot assist, active brake assist, attention assist, and crosswind assist.
The price of the 2022 AMG E53 Cabriolet starts at a cool $84,350. This cost does not include tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,050. At this price, the E53 Cabriolet seems like an absolute bargain, as its close rival, the BMW 8 Series Convertible, goes for an MSRP of $94,400 in base form, where it makes significantly less power. However, the 8 Series is positioned as more of a competitor to the S-Class Cabriolet. Seeing as there is only one model on offer, new owners will have to turn to the options list to customize their new rides. Fully loaded, the E53 Cabriolet can reach prices of close to $105,000.
There aren't multiple Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet models, just the one, so you don't get much choice. If we were buying, we would get one in Selenite Grey with 20-inch five-spoke wheels and the AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package. On the inside, we'd get red stitching on the seats and add the AMG carbon fiber inserts and AMG Performance Steering Wheel in Nappa/Dinamica. We'd also include the Driver Assistance Package and the AMG Performance Exhaust system. The total cost is just shy of $97k.