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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

At a Glance

Pricing $56,850 - $64,800
Drive Types RWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 5.5l V8
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 15-17 (city), 22-25 (highway)

The E-Class is Mercedes-Benz mid-sized product range. With the introduction of the latest generation of products, the E-Class now includes a coupe and convertible. The E-Class Cabriolet replaces the long running CLK convertible. Although Mercedes-Benz offers two other convertibles, the E-Class Cabriolet is the only one that has seating for more than two passengers. Like other MB products, the product names correspond to the powertrains: the E350 has a 3.5l V6 under the hood, whereas the E550 equips a V8. A seven-speed automatic and RWD are standard on both models. Unlike other MB products, no AMG performance model is offered. The convertible top is a power operated cloth top that operates in 20 seconds. When the top is down, a diffuser (called AIRCAP) extends from the top of the windshield to cut down on drafts. An optional AIRSCARF system provides heat through the headrest for top down driving on chilly days. Prices start at around $60,000.

What Changed:

The all-new E-Class Cabriolet effectively replaces the smaller CLK cabriolet as the only four-passenger convertible in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Two models are offered: The E350, which is powered by a 268-bhp V6 and the E550, which is powered by a 382-bhp V8. A seven-speed transmission and rear-wheel-drive are standard on both. The convertible is a power-operated soft top.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
E-Class Cabriolet E350 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 64 $56,850
E-Class Cabriolet E550 5.5l V8 (382-bhp) A7 RWD 15/22/18 70 $64,800