The Cabriolet is the latest version of Mercedes-Benz's updated E-class, previously available in coupe and sedan style. Mercedes-Benz uses a cloth top as opposed to the currently popular retractable hard tops, along with some interesting technology for keeping the passengers comfortable.
Mercedes-Benz updated the E-class for 2010, but only released the sedan and coupe at that time. For the 2011 model year, it follows up with this convertible, available as the E550 or E350.
The seven-speed automatic transmission has Manual and Sport modes, both activated by buttons. The Manual mode button is near the shifter, whereas the Sport button is somewhat lost on the dashboard among climate controls.