For a city car, the 500e is surprisingly roomy in the front, even if you have a long upper body. However, the boot is still tiny and taking place in the back requires some agility. This issue can be solved by opting for the extra 'suicide door' on the passenger side, at least in the case of the non-cabrio.
The 87kW e-motor propels the 500e from 0 to 100 km/h in nine seconds. On the motorway, it is a bit less at ease, also because the convertible roof – which otherwise is of excellent quality – causes some wind noise. The driver assistance systems also show their limitations: for example, the adaptive cruise control brakes far too quickly.