TheCarConnection.com's spies have shown you shots of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class--and earlier this year, we brought you the concept Fascination, a forerunner of the new E-Class.
Now, our spy shooters have found some evidence that Mercedes-Benz will replace the outgoing CLK soft-top convertible with a folding-hardtop E-Class Convertible. The new car was caught recently undergoing testing.
Growing about 4 inches in length compared to the old CLK, this new convertible (and upcoming coupe) will be based on the new E-Class platform. That also means that the engine options will be the same as those on the E-Class sedan, including V-8s and diesels.
The new convertible will be longer than the CLK, and the front seats will be shaped to created even more legroom, all with the goal of making a true four-seat convertible.
With the E-Class sedan and coupe on the market by next spring, we expect the convertible version hit the showrooms after the car show in Frankfurt, meaning late 2009.