Dear fellow Californians: If you want it to rain in order to help relieve the record drought we are experiencing, put me into a convertible for a week. Last spring, I drove my garage-queen Mazdaspeed Miata to an afternoon meeting, and it rained. Last fall, I drove that same car to downtown Los Angeles, and it rained. Now, during the week I’m reviewing the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet, the biggest storm SoCal has seen in three years is clobbering the region.
I’m not complaining. We desperately need the precipitation. So if you want more, I’ll schedule additional convertibles to review. For now, though, let’s talk about the E-Class Cabriolet.