2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet



The Mercedes-Benz E-Class used to comes in form of sedan and coupe, in 2011 Mercedes added convertible and brought back wagon in the E-Class line up. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also gets diesel-fueled V6 engine as option. Mercedes-Benz is offering the E-Class Cabriolet in only two trim levels in US, based on engine choice; the E350 with a V6 and the E550 with V8 engine. The one-inch thick soft top folds down in 17 seconds with a push of a button. While the top is on it does a good job of keeping wind noise out.

The 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 268 horsepower, along with 258 lb-ft of torque with fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The 5.5-liter V8 in the E550 delivers 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque and fuel economy is around 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Both the engines, specially the V8 produces enough power for the E-Class to give it plenty of speed. Both the E350 and E550 make use of a 7-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class falls in mid-size luxury category with all the amenities one would expect from a Mercedes including CD/FM/MP3 with 8 speakers audio system, DVD player with 7-in. screen, Bluetooth enabled devices, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, voice activated controls, 3-memory adjustments for driver side include exterior mirrors, seat and steering wheel, tire pressure monitor, keyless entry, multi-function remote, multi ways adjustable front seats and power soft convertible top.

There is long list of optional features packaged as “Premium Package I” and “Premium Package II”. Package I includes COMAND with navigation system, heated front seats, premium harman-kardon audio with HD radio and Sirius satellite radio hardware, rearview camera and rear-glass sunshade. Package II includes Package I plus ventilated front seats, a bi-xenon active light system with automatic high-beam control and headlight washers, and keyless entry. There are few standalone options like rear-seat DVD entertainment.

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Safety features include advanced antilock brakes and electronic stability program, Attention Assist drowsiness monitor, nine airbags: dual frontal, front-passenger side-impact torso, driver’s knee-protection, front passenger side-impact pelvis, and full cabin head-protection curtains. Rear passenger side-impact airbags are optional.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet’s cabin is almost same as the sedan version. The front seats are leather-covered and gives firm, supportive cushions. The cabriolet has two decently sized rear seats, but short on legroom. The trunk measures 11.5 cubic feet, but with the top down the cargo space reduces 8.8 cubic feet.


Features

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Features

Trim: E550 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
– Sport Front Air Dam
– Trapezoidal Exhaust Tips
– Chrome Located On Exhaust Pipes
– Painted Brake Calipers With Mercedes-Benz Lettering
– Sport Side Skirts
– Front and Rear Color-Keyed Bumpers
– Rear Air Dam
– Aircap Retractable Wind Deflector For Convertibles

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Seats
– Easy Entry Seat
– Rear Seat Pass Through
– Front Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 14 Ways Total
– Leather Seats
– Front Dual Power Headrests
– Front Dual Power Lumbar Support
– Driver Power Seat Adjusts 14 Ways Total
– Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Adjustable Seat Height, 3-Position Power Memory and Adjustable Headrests
– Rear Dual Bucket Seats With Power Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Instrumentation
– Analog Clock
– Voice Activated Controls For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices
– Cruise Control
– Service Interval Indicator
– 3-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Exterior Mirrors, Seat and Steering Wheel; Passenger Side Includes Seat
– Trip Computer
– Exterior Temperature Gauge
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Instrumentation Display, Wireless Enabled Devices and Transmission
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Tachometer

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Storage
– Rear Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
– 2 Front and 2 Rear; 4 Cupholders Total
– Front Door Mounted Storage
– Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
– Lockable Glovebox

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
– Leather Located On Shift Knob
– Burl Walnut Genuine Wood Trim Located On Center Floor Console, Doors and Instrument Panel
– Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area
– Leather Steering Wheel

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior Lighting
– Night Security Illumination Programmable Perimeter Lighting
– Automatic Headlights With Automatic On/Off, Dusk Sensor and Time Delay
– Daytime Running Lights
– Projector Beam Low Beam and High Beam Halogen Headlights

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety
– Front and Rear Crumple Zones
– Rollover Sensor
– Trunk Anti-Trap Device
– Window Airbags
– Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
– Front and Rear Pretensioners With Force Limiters
– Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Weight
– Neck-Pro Front Active Head Restraints
– Side Guard Door Beams
– Driver Knee Airbag
– Pre-Safe(R) Accident Preparation System
– L A T C H
– Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
– Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Attention Assist Driver Drowsiness Monitor Accident Avoidance System
– Driver and Passenger Pelvic Airbags
– Automatic Locking Retractors

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Braking & Traction
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– Pre-Charging Brake Optimization System
– Automatic Brake Drying
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– Brake Assist (BAS) Electronic Brake Assistance
– Hill Start Assist
– Electronic Stability Program (ESP(R)) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction, ABS and Traction Control Measures Steering Wheel Angle/Direction, Yaw Rate, Wheel Speed, and Lateral Acceleration
– Traction Control
– Front Power 343-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 300-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Steering
– Automatic Tilt Away Steering Column
– Power Telescoping Steering Wheel
– Power Tilt Steering Wheel
– Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
– 3-Position Memory Steering Column

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engines & Emissions
– ULEV Emissions
– 5.5-Liter, 90-Degree V8, 32-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 382@6000, Torque Of 391@2800, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads
– 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Provided Throughout The Life Of The Vehicle Regardless Of Mileage or Ownership Transfer; May Involve Charges For Parts, Service and Towing; Services May Be Provided By an Outside Service; Roadside Assistance Warranty For Unlimited Miles, Unlimited Months

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Remote Controls & Remote Releases
– Remote Fuel Door Release
– Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob
– Panic Alarm
– 3-Function Universal Garage Door Opener
– Remote Decklid Release
– SmartKey Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Convertible Top, Door Lock/Unlock, Illuminated Entry, Panic Alarm, Perimeter Lighting, Power Windows and Trunk

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Anti-Theft & Locks
– Selective Unlocking Via Remote
– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer
– Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch With Automatic Locking
– Locking Fuel Filler Door
– Valet Lockout
– Power Decklid Lock/Unlock

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
– Interior Pollen and Dust Air Filter
– Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls
– Rear HVAC Ducts
– Automatic Climate Control

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Electrical
– Audio and Navigation Pre-Wiring
– Battery
– Front Power Outlet
– Drive-By-Wire Controls For Shifting and Throttle

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior Lighting
– Delayed Courtesy Lights
– Front Reading Lights
– Illuminated Entry
– Trunk Light

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
– AM/FM Radio With Speed Sensitive Volume and 8 Speakers Total; 6-Disc CD Changer
– DVD Player Located In Front Row With 7-In. Screen Located In Front Dash
– Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
– Wireless Communications Access For Bluetooth(R) Enabled Devices
– Radio Antenna
– Memory Card Reader

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Suspension
– Rear Stabilizer Bar
– Automatic and Interactive Adaptive Variable Suspension
– Front Stabilizer Bar
– Independent Multi-Link Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs, Gas Charged Shock Absorbers and Dynamic Handling Ride Type
– Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs, Gas Charged Shock Absorbers and Dynamic Handling Ride Type

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
– Front Dual Sunvisors
– Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Driver Side Electrochromic and 3-Position Memory
– Power Windows With One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down
– Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
– Power Window Lockout
– Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
– Glass Rear Window On Convertible
– Rear Window Defroster
– Tinted Glass
– Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Transmission
– 7-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Adaptive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive and Floor Mounted Shifter
– Touch Shift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission
– Adaptive Automatic Transmission

Specifications

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Specifications

Trim: E550 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine
Standard Engine 5.5L V8
Standard Transmission 7 Speed Automatic
Cylinders 8
Horsepower @RPM 382@6000
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 15 / 22
Combined Fuel Economy 17
EPA Class Sub-Compact
Number of Valves 32
Torque @RPM N/A
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Compression 10.7:1
Displacement 5461 / 333
Bore X Stroke 3.86×3.56
Cruising Range 295.8 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt N/A
Power to Weight Ratio 10.6
Final Drive Ratio No
Valves Configuration Dual Overhead Cam / Twin Overhead Cam
Supercharged No

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left 35.3
Steering Diameter Right 35.3
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 235 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 40
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 18 in.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Capacity and Volume
Cargo Volume (EPA) 6 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (MFR) 6 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 17.4
Passenger Volume (EPA) 80

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight AT 4048
Height 55.0
Length 185.0
Top Type (Standard) Soft Removable, complete

Track (Front) 60.8
Track (Rear) 60.6
Wheelbase 108.7
Width 70.3
Doors (Standard) 2
Doors (Maximum) 2

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior Dimensions
Seating (Standard) 4
Seating (Optional) N/A
Tow Capacity (Standard) NR
Tow Capacity (Maximum) NR
Headroom (Front) 38.3
Headroom (Rear) 36.2
Legroom (Front) 42.0
Legroom (Rear) 30.1
Shoulder Room (Front) 54.1
Shoulder Room (Rear) 47.8
Seating (Maximum) 4

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