Mercedes-Benz has made it clear that it wants to raise the design credentials of its cars, even previewing its future design language with a dramatic sculpture at this week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show, but with cars as stylish as the new 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet we wonder why they would want to change anything.

The new 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is the fourth variant of the latest E-Class family after the Sedan, Coupe and high-performance E63 AMG, and to this writer at least it just exudes luxury and presence. From its chiselled surfaces, muscular haunches and exquisite detailing around the lights, the E-Class Cabriolet is arguably one of the best looking vehicles at this year’s show.

Dimensions are the same as the Coupe, measuring in at 185-inches in length, 70.3-inches in width and 55.2-inches in width. The soft-top roof can be opened and closed fully automatically within 20 seconds--even when driving at speeds of up to 25 mph.

First sales are scheduled to start in May. For more information, check out our previous story by clicking here.