For open-air motoring look to the E350 Cabriolet trim of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Upholstery upgrades here to leather, as Mercedes wouldn’t want everyone seeing vinyl once the power convertible top is put down. A windblocker is included to reduce buffeting at speed. Still powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the E350 Convertible gets a seven-speed shiftable automatic, traction and stability control and an automatic/adjustable suspension. The power tilt and telescoping steering wheel has controls for the 6-CD and MP3 player and is leather-wrapped. Front bucket seats get heat and 14-way power and are included in a memory system which also governs the steering wheel and heated power mirrors. 17-inch alloys include wider units in the rear. There are rain-sensing wipers, a full driver suite including trip computer and cruise control and Bluetooth. Daytime running lights are complemented by automatic headlights, and safety features are rounded out by four-wheel antilock disc brakes with assist, driver fatigue alert, a pre-crash safety system and 9 airbags including driver’s knee, front hip and front curtain-sides with rollover deployment.
With Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, the 2011 E350 4Matic Wagon offers stability coupled with utility on a powerful platform: 3.5-liter V6 power, to be exact, here mated to a shiftable seven-speed automatic transmission. Along with AWD, you’ll also get the mbrace assist system, a power liftgate with rear wiper and washer combo, as well as an automatic and adjustable suspension with height control. Luxury features are still here, with dual-zone automatic climate controls, dual 14-way power heated front bucket seats, leather-wrapped power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and a memory system for the seats, steering wheel and heated power mirrors. The power package also includes a power sunroof. There are rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, tachometer, a trip computer and a 6-CD and MP3 player with Bluetooth. Daytime running lights, automatic headlights and front and rear foglights are standard features, as well as a long list of safety features. In addition to stability and traction control you’ll get four-wheel antilock disc brakes with assist, driver fatigue alert, a pre-crash safety system and 11 airbags including driver’s knee, front hip and front and rear curtain sides.
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 is no base trim level, with a list of features and amenities that would make most top-tier trims cringe in jealousy. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the E350 gets a shiftable 7–speed automatic transmission. Open the door and you’ll be greeted by dual-zone automatic climate control, vinyl upholstery and 14-way power front bucket seats. The front seats, heated power mirrors and power tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel are all controlled by a standard memory system. Wood interior trim evokes the luxury Mercedes hopes to achieve, backed up by features like a full power package including sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth and a 6-CD and MP3 player. Cruise control, tachometer and trip computer are all included, of course. You’ll also get daytime running lights, automatic headlights and front and rear foglights.
Safety is a similarly thorough affair, with traction and stability control standard, as well as driver fatigue alert, a pre-crash safety system, four-wheel antilock discs with brake assist and a myriad of airbags including front, front-side, front hip-protecting, driver’s knee, and front and rear curtain bags.
Don’t let a silly thing like a roof get in the way of enjoying the cacophony of violence ready to emerge from under the hood of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet. Its power convertible top will drop at the touch of a button in 20 seconds, revealing sun and sound for all to enjoy. Leather upholstery gleams as it covers the power tilt/telescoping steering wheel and the heated front bucket seats with 14-way power. With dual-zone automatic climate control and a 6-CD and MP3 player, comfort is on tap, and convenience arrives in the way of cruise control, a trip computer, daytime running and automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers. A memory system covers the front seats, steering wheel and heated power mirrors. An automatic/adjustable suspension offers comfort or performance on command. It’s all powered by a 382-hp, 5.5-liter V8 mated to a 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Running on 17-inch alloys, the E550 Cabriolet offers a long list of safety features including traction and stability control. Driver fatigue and pre-crash safety systems are included as well as four-wheel assisted antilocks and 9 standard airbags.
With 382 horses rushing out of the 5.5-liter V8 in the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550, drivers will have plenty of room and need for features like traction and stability control, and probably even the assisted four-wheel antilock discs that come standard behind the 17-inch alloys here. Leather upholstery covers the interior, including the 14-way power heated front bucket seats. Thankfully, you’ll also get the benefit of the automatic/adjustable suspension here, able to soak up the bumps and lean that will appear when you start pushing that big V8 through corners. You’re not trading power for luxury either, with dual-zone automatic climate controls and heated front bucket seats with 14-way power. You'll get a memory system to control the front seats, the power tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel and the heated power mirrors. The power package also includes a sunroof, and the 6-CD and MP3 player has steering-wheel-mounted controls. Rain-sensing wipers jump up at the first hint of moisture, and features like cruise, a tachometer and trip computer are all standard. Daytime running lights are accompanied by automatic headlights and front and rear foglights. Driver fatigue and pre-crash safety systems bookend the safety features, whereas 11 standard airbags do their best to protect in an accident.
It seems everything is upgraded in the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG, otherwise known as the E63. First, let’s cover the engine – an AMG-designed 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 518 hp. Still attached to a seven-speed automatic, it’s a monster of an engine that will tear your head off at speed or at the line. Larger, four-wheel antilocks handle stopping duty, assisted of course. The adjustable automatic suspension has been tweaked for a more sporting outlook, making the E63 AMG almost track-ready. But still, there’s plenty of luxury to be found here, with front bucket seats now cooled as well as heated, and retaining 14-way power. While leather is found on the upholstery and power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the headliner gets alcantara for its heat-resistant properties. The stereo has been upgraded as well to a Harman Kardon system with satellite radio, traffic info and an iPod interface. There’s a power rear sunshade to keep rear passengers from baking and a rear spoiler further back to keep the back end planted at speed. 18-inch alloy wheels keep the E63 AMG stuck to the road, with the help of traction and stability control. There’s a full power package including heated power mirrors and a sunroof, as well as a memory system for the front seats, steering wheel and mirrors. Final attention to safety comes by way of driver fatigue and pre-crash safety systems and 11 airbags.