2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet. Click image to enlarge
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet
Detroit, Michigan – After introducing the redesigned 2010 E-Class sedan and coupe last year, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new four-seater E-Class Cabriolet, a “year-round” convertible that introduces the company’s new Aircap wind deflector which considerably reduces air turbulence when the top is down.
“The new E-Class Cabriolet offers unique driving pleasure for four people and I am certain that it will further strengthen our successful E-Class family, plus deliver even more emotional momentum to the brand,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The new E-Class Cabriolet features a traditional soft-top with generous insulation to reduce noise. With the top up, the company claims the car has one of the quietest interiors in the segment. The top can be opened or closed at the touch of a button in only 20 seconds, even while driving at speeds of up to 40 km/h.
The new Aircap automatic wind deflector can be deployed at the touch of a button to significantly reduce turbulence in the vehicle’s interior. Also included is Airscarf neck-level heating system integrated into the back rests of the front seats. It blows warm air from adjustable air vents in the head restraints and warms the neck area of the driver and front seat passenger when the top is down.
Other new vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand in Detroit are the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing coupe, S 400 Hybrid and ML 450 Hybrid.