The Good The adaptive cruise control system in the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet can bring the car to a complete stop and is also integral to its collision mitigation system. Sound quality is very detailed from the Harman Kardon audio system. The navigation system dynamically routes around traffic.
The Bad The convertible top affects trunk space. The big V-8 turns in mediocre mileage.
The Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet brings a solid cabin tech package to open-top cruising, but the big engine means it will be expensive to run.
2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet
With its taut driving feel, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet shows that the company can be serious about sports performance, an area traditionally dominated by BMW.
Mercedes-Benz updated thefor the 2010 model year, offering coupe and sedan versions. The Cabriolet is a new version for 2011, offering open-top driving in a midsize sport luxury vehicle. Unlike competitors, Mercedes-Benz sticks with a soft top for the E550 Cabriolet, rather than the retractable hard tops coming into vogue.