2010 mercedes benz e class cabrio spy shots february 001

2010 mercedes benz e class cabrio spy shots february 001

Announcements of the delays of new car models are almost more numerous than the new cars themselves, and it seems no one is immune to the practice. Mercedes-Benz today revealed it won't be releasing the new E-Class Cabrio (spied here) at Frankfurt this fall, and the E-Class Wagon will be delayed a year as well.

The Cabrio decision makes sense regardless of the market condition - it's hard to launch a convertible in the fall. So instead, Mercedes will wait until Spring of 2010 and the Geneva Motor Show to reveal its E-Class Cabrio, according to a report from Auto Motor & Sport.

The wagon, on the other hand, won't be seeing its debut until 2012, a year after its planned release in 2011. The justification there is that the car is more of a niche vehicle, and until the market regains some volume, it won't have a legitimate business case for production.

In the mean time, however, we will have the E-Class sedan and coupe to sate us with the company's brash new styling direction, and Mercedes will have time to bank some sales in preparation for better times ahead.