If the spyshots showing the silver-painted E-Klasse cabrio we presented these past few months were getting a bit too old, perhaps these new photos, showing a black version of the open-top may be just the thing we needed. We at least hope so, because the cabrio version of the E-Klasse has been caught over and over since July and, to be honest, we were waiting for a bit more official news from Stuttgart.
Unfortunately, the specifications of the new cabrio are still being kept under wraps. The CLK Cabriolet replacement, expected to come into the public eye at the September Frankfurt Auto Show, somehow missed its cue and is now a bit overdue.
What is known about it is that, compared with the CLK, it is bigger and will look somewhat more aggressive. True to the family line, it will retain the overall aspect and design cues of the new E-Klasse, with the new grille design and the headlights sourced from the coupe version extending to the upper edges of the wings and the down-pointing nose of the E-Klasse. At the rear, the cabrio is expected to wear the taillights featured on the coupe.
It is unclear, for now, when the official roll-out of the cabrio will take place. Yet, with the cold season already here, it is likely the car will be rolled out in the spring of 2010. Additional details are expected to surface closer to the release date. Prices are yet unknown but it will probably carry a somewhat higher sticker price than the Coupe version, while the engine line-up will remain the same.❐
Check out the Spyshots: 2011 Mercedes E-Klasse Cabrio Almost Camo-Free photo gallery