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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Officially Revealed:









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Mercedes-Benz is completing the E-Class family with the introduction of a convertible model that will replace the outgoing CLK drop top and compete with the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5 cabriolets.

While the Stuttgart automaker has yet to publish an official (English) press release, the company has issued several official photos of the four-seater convertible that will go on sale in Europe on January 10, 2010, with other markets including the U.S. to follow later in the year.

Based on the new E-Class Coupe, the convertible version gets an electrically operated fabric roof instead of a retractable hardtop while other changes over its tin-top sibling include the redesigned rear wings and trunk lid.

One of the unique features of the 2010 E-Class Convertible is an ground-breaking retractable wind spoiler located on top of the front windshield. Called 'Aircap', the system works in conjunction with a rear deflector to helps to direct wind over the passenger compartment.

Not surprisingly, the drop-top E-Class shares the same technology under the skin with the Coupe model with the initial engine lineup in Europe comprising of three diesel and four petrol units.

The diesel range includes the 170HP E220 CDI, the 204HP 250 CDI and 231HP E350 CDI while the petrol lineup, the 184HP E200 CGI, the 204HP E250 CGI, the 292HP E350 CGI and the top-of-the line E 500 with a 388HP V8 engine.

More details are expected to be released shortly, so stay tuned on Carscoop as we'll bring you the news as it comes in.
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I'd rather have the coupe, but this is nice for girls and BUD.

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This is (was) the CLK model now named "E", right?
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This is (was) the CLK model now named "E", right?
Yeah. That's what I read.

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Now days, no one should be buying a cloth-top convertible.

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Now days, no one should be buying a cloth-top convertible.
I disagree.

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Don't like the looks of the new E.

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This is (was) the CLK model now named "E", right?
Yup... CLK is E-Class coupe... and CL is going to be S-Class Coupe.

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Now days, no one should be buying a cloth-top convertible.
It certainly seems like hardtops are the way to go...

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Now days, no one should be buying a cloth-top convertible.
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I disagree.
Why do you like soft-tops more? I know they are lighter and more compact... but who wouldn't like the ability to turn their "drop top" into a coupe???

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Why do you like soft-tops more? I know they are lighter and more compact... but who wouldn't like the ability to turn their "drop top" into a coupe???
b/c to the trained eye they still look retarded. .

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b/c to the trained eye they still look retarded. .
Thank you. Absolutely. The only hard-top convertibles that I enjoy looking at are the ones that are dedicated from the inception of there design to be a hardtop convertible (eg; Mercedes SL, SLK, Z4)... but all these chop-top coupes that have been converted to hard-tops just look like trash to me. The new 3 series convertible looks terrible to me, the IS coupe looks even worse ... you can tell they are after thoughts and really destroy the looks of the cars to me. I like how Mercedes and Audi have kept the soft tops for there coupes.

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Thank you. Absolutely. The only hard-top convertibles that I enjoy looking at are the ones that are dedicated from the inception of there design to be a hardtop convertible (eg; Mercedes SL, SLK, Z4)... but all these chop-top coupes that have been converted to hard-tops just look like trash to me. The new 3 series convertible looks terrible to me, the IS coupe looks even worse ... you can tell they are after thoughts and really destroy the looks of the cars to me. I like how Mercedes and Audi have kept the soft tops for there coupes.
I agree, I just think that the cloth tops look even less like they belong.

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