Intro: Few modern cars capture the boulevard cruising extravagance of a classic luxury convertible like the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Based on the redesigned E-Class sedan, the Cabriolet blends old and new with a traditional soft convertible top and the latest in-car technology.
The E-Class convertible features a regal upright grille, a large bold tri-point emblem, and modern LED fog lights. The convertible top drops in a mere 20 seconds, and stows below a shapely cover with twin cowls that lead up to the rear headrests.
Performance: The E350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 making 268 horsepower. The E550 gets a 5.5-liter V8, putting out 382 horsepower. Both models 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:
Features: The E-Class Cabriolet features a leather-clad 4-passenger interior with handsome woodgrain inserts. Standard features include 14-way power front bucket seats with 3 memory settings; leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth hands free connectivity, and an 8-speaker stereo with 6-disc in-dash changer and 7-inch color display.
To maximize the luxury in your E-Class Cabriolet, we suggest one of two Premium packages, both come with a 40-gig hard drive backed navigation system with Zagat restaurant guide, Harman Kardon Logic7 sound system, and heated front seats.
The standard AirCap system incorporates a speed-sensitive airfoil to create a wind-blocked zone in the cabin. For those looking to do top-down motoring in the early spring or late into the fall, we suggest the available AirScarf system, a venting system located in the headrest that provides heat for front seat occupants.
Safety Features: Standard safety features include electronic stability control, PRE-SAFE collision warning system, attention assist drowsiness monitor, rollover sensor, and a full array of front and side impact airbags.
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is $56,850 for the E350 and $64,800 for the E550.
Warranty: The E-Class Cabriolet is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: Be it the opulent 4-passenger ride, the wealth of technology and safety features, or the excitement of top down motoring, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet offers one of the best examples of a world-class luxury convertible. (2:52)