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2011 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet: First Drive

Mercedes-Benz' previous four-seat convertible was based on the C-Class sedan, but for 2011 the drop top is based on the E-Class cars, adding a bit more room and prestige. So the E-Class now has two sedans, two coupes, two convertibles, in both 350 or 550 engine designations, plus a wagon with the 350 designation only.

Mercedes chose to build its E-class convertible in rag top form, rather than use the folding hard-tops that are fitted to most of the competing cars including BMW, Volvo, Lexus and Infinity, and that's a good thing. It helps with the styling of the cars – no bubble top look – and it greatly increases the useable trunk space when the top is up, and especially when it's down. Total cargo room is rated at 13.7 cubic feet, and even with the top down it's still a substantial 10 cu.-ft.

With the top stored in the trunk, owners will still be able to pack some soft flat luggage for a long weekend getaway for two, and there is a locking pass-through to the rear compartment for longer items. And with a luxurious multilayered headliner, outside noise is nicely controlled for a quiet cabin when the top is up. Mercedes boasts that the top can be raised and lowered in 20 seconds, and even when the vehicle is moving up to 25 miles per hour.

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Wrong. the new cab is based on the C-Class chassis

Please correct your front page article about the new cabriolet. It is an E-Class in name only. Take a look at the chassis dimensions, etc.
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This isn't the first time I've seen factual errors on autoguide news and reviews. I don't know why they hire such lazy journalists but they do.

I mean for goodness sakes Infiniti isn't spelled Infinity and any real automotive journalist and enthusiast knows this!
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