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First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is a smooth Spanish Fly(er)

by Chris Paukert (RSS feed) on Mar 10th, 2010 at 11:55AM

Convertibles have long been something of an acquired taste. Devotees steadfastly defend the unique sensation of elemental motoring that can only come when plugged in to one's surrounding breezes, noises and smells. Conversely, detractors have traditionally lambasted droptops for their lackluster foul weather performance, added weight, vulnerability, and creaky, ill-handling platforms. And while the naysayers may have had a point in the era of tonneau-covered British roadster pilots with their tepid heaters, dubious structural rigidity and leaky, masochistic roof mechanisms, modern... Read More

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