#TBT: The Volkswagen Cabriolet, the ’80s definition of fun in the sun

Once upon a time on American roads, convertibles were an everyday sight. From the ‘50s through the late ‘70s, convertible models were often the fun, stylish choice, even if life with a fabric-topped vehicle was sometimes a bit louder and less rain-proof than having a steel roof over your head.

By |2020-12-20T16:57:04-06:00December 20th, 2020|Categories: Inside Lane, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |


The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are the most emotionally appealing representatives of the luxury-class family of models and the latest measures make these two dream cars even more desirable. The styling has been sportily honed with the front sections, in particular, being given a fresh look. The all-LED headlamps have been given flatter housings, while the interior of the LED taillamps has been completely revised. These two-door models also take on the key upgrade features of the other body variants as part of the facelift, including an electrified, and therefore more efficient, engine with an integrated starter-generator and 48-volt technology, the next generation of driver assistance systems and the intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with Voice Control. The redesigned 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2020.

By |2020-06-05T19:41:33-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Inside Lane, Mercedes-Benz|Tags: , , , |


Get in, start the engine and drive off in a relaxed manner – even after the vehicle has been sitting in the blazing sun with the top down for a long time. This is possible in the E-Class Cabriolet thanks to sun-reflecting leather, a specially coated leather that heats up much less than untreated leather and remains up to 13 degrees Celsius cooler in direct sunlight. For many customers, this is one of the must-haves in the open-top four-seater E-Class, as are the AIRCAP® wind deflector system and AIRSCARF® neck-level heating feature.

By |2020-06-06T10:15:43-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Inside Lane, Mercedes-Benz|Tags: , , |

Strong addition: The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet

379 hp 911 Carrera models debut starting at $97,400 Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche is expanding the model range of the new 911. Following the introduction of the 911 Carrera S and 4S models, the new standard 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet complement the line-up. Like the 2020 911 Carrera S and 4S models, the new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat six [...]

By |2019-11-07T19:42:08-06:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Inside Lane, Porsche|Tags: , , , , , , |

High-tech soft top for the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Innovative lightweight roof with Coupé characteristics Stuttgart. An eye-catching feature on the new 911 Carrera Cabriolet* is the unique panel bow convertible top. Porsche traditionally places high demands on the conver- tible top of the 911. As for all other 911 models in the past, this folding roof is therefore a completely own development. The innovative technology creates a coupé-like curved roof when the soft top is closed. With [...]

By |2019-11-07T22:45:33-06:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Inside Lane, Porsche|Tags: , , , |