2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet spy shots

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Despite the arrival of the new C-Class Coupe and C-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz has no intention of phasing out the only marginally larger two-door E-Class variants.

Today we have new spy shots of the new E-Class Cabriolet. They come just days after the sighting of the E-Class Coupe.

Both are derived from the latest E-Class sedan, meaning they ride on Mercedes’ modular platform for rear-wheel-drive cars, known as the MRA. They also appear to be slightly larger than the models they’re set to replace.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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Don’t expect any surprises with the design, though. One of the shots shows the E-Class Cabriolet alongside the smaller C-Class Cabriolet, revealing the similarities between the two. And although the roof is heavily camouflaged, we know the design team has employed an automated soft-top.

Powertrains should include inline-4 and -6 units, in both gasoline and diesel flavors. Hopefully there will also be a high-performance E63 Cabriolet from Mercedes-AMG. If so, it should adopt the tuner’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and have an output close to 600 horsepower.

Look for the new E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet to be revealed in 2017, as 2018 models.

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