Intro: While many convertibles have gone to power hardtops, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet maintains the classic look of a soft-top convertible.
Features: The top for the 4-passenger convertible is nearly an inch thick, making for a quiet cabin while providing year-round protection from the elements. If you do decide to drop the top in colder climes, Mercedes-Benz's Aircap system creates an air buffer that makes for comfortable driving even late into the season.
Performance: The E350 comes with a 268 horsepower 3.5-liter V6. The E550 gets a 382 horsepower 5.5-liter V8. Both engines send power to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet is $56,850. A V8 powered E550 starts at $64,800. The E-Class is backed by a 4 year, 50,000-mile power train warranty.
Summary: The E-Class convertible provides year round drivability in a classic convertible style with fully modern engineering.