Among luxury cars, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is legend. Long considered a symbol of success, the E-Class enjoys a long history of rewarding aspiration with style, safety, speed, and sophistication. Now, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class lineup gets a refresh to keep it at the top of 10-percenter wish lists.
A mid-size model, the 2021 E-Class continues in four body styles including a sedan, a station wagon, a coupe, and a convertible. The latter is called the Cabriolet, a four-seater that is comfortable enough for two adult couples and comes drenched in luxury and prestige. The E-Class droptop takes on a more important role for Mercedes this year, too, now that the larger and more expensive S-Class Cabriolet is discontinued. We spent a couple of days with the refreshed 2021 Mercedes-Benz E 450 Cabriolet, enjoying sunny fall weather in Southern California and top-down driving on the coastal, mountain, and rural roads laced atop the geography of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. To call it a lovely way to transition into the holiday season doesn’t do the car justice.