2011 Mercedes E class convertible

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Sure, these are pretty ugly pictures from the official patent filling.
But so far, the E class coupe is much better looking in real life than on the pictures I’ve seen of it.
I’m pretty sure it will be the same for the convertible.

Despite early rumors, it won’t be a folding hardtop, like most of the competition.
Mercedes decided to stick to a conventional soft top. And a larger trunk….

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  1. Vince, I completely agree.

    The E Class coupe is STUNNING in real life. This, no doubt will be the same.

  2. "Dumb to keep the soft top. Guess I'll have to buy a Chrysler Sebring instead."

    A Sebring? Really? Like every other hardtop convertible, the Sebring is the automotive equivalent of mom jeans. The shape of most hardtop convertibles are severely compromised and awkward. Look at the beautiful lines of the multi layer top on the S5 and the Bentley Continental convertibles, then compare to the Mercedes S55 or BMW 3 series convertibles. Considering the tops are up most of the time, looks matter.

  3. "Anonymous said…
    Dumb to keep the soft top. Guess I'll have to buy a Chrysler Sebring instead.

    October 15, 2009 7:54 PM"

    Because that is what EVERYONE would do, right? Buy a POS Chrysler.

    Moronic comment.

    There are MANY benefits to a true cloth top convertible.

  4. There are MANY benefits to a true cloth top convertible.
    Moronic comment; but here they are (benefits of a soft (rag) top:

    1) Freezing you ass off in the winter.
    2) Burning out the A/C unit when it's trying to cool a "tent" in 95 degree summer weather.
    3) Easier for thieves to cut into & steel your stuff.
    4) You get squashed flat in ANY accident.
    5) Snow sags the vinyl & bends the rafters, making for interresting conversation.
    6) You have to have the fabric re-done when it comes time to sell it.
    7) Those lovely "suprise" rips you discover during the first rain after hauling sharp objucts in the trunk the week before.
    AND THE ONLY "TRUE" BENEFIT: IT'S A LOT CHEAPER that an expensive metal roof. (Unless you're dumb enough to get a Mercedes–in which case you spent 1-1/2 times the price of somone who got a Chrysler Sebring of similar size, similar engine size, and a better grade of LEATHER.

  5. Anon 2:38…. You're looking at some pretty crummy convertibles and clearly don't know anything about what's available in the luxury segment. Because if you look at a Mercedes, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley or Roller, they all have lined multi-layer tops which are just as toasty and airtight as fixed roof cars. They're also just as quiet as fixed-roof cars. They all have reinforced a-pillars, rear roll bars that pop-up and side airbags. No good convertible is made of vinyl anymore, they are all stitched canvas. And good convertible tops retract under a hard tonneau cover that are in a box protected from objects in the trunk. But if you're using a Sebring or Solara as a benchmark, then you wouldn't know any of this.

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