Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe-Convertible

November 13, 2008
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.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

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