You'll soon be able to enjoy the open air, neck-snapping acceleration, and a clean atmosphere.
Germany invented Blitzkrieg, which Google defines as, “an intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory.” Tactics involve quick and aggressive takeovers, and as we’ve been learning recently, these military combative maneuvers translate well over to the auto industry. Automakers like Mercedes and BMW have been busy ballooning lineups with a multitude of SUVs, crossovers, sedans, coupes, and coupe-ified sedans in a sort of Blitzkrieg.
Now or spy photographers have caught up with Mercedes' latest volley, the E-Class Cabriolet. The German automaker’s middle of the range luxury pick has a history of showing up at dealerships wearing different outfits. These include the cabriolet we see here as well as sedan and coupe variants. It even comes in the flavor of a perfect SUV and crossover alternative in the form of the E-Class Estate. Sitting between the quick shot of luxury C-Class and the looming presence of the S-Class, the E-Class looks handsome and composed through its camouflage, especially when sitting on sharp 15-spoke alloy wheels. As seen in the last generation E-Class Cabriolet, the new convertible will feature a fabric top that will fold down into the trunk.
Powertrain options should remain the same as what’s offered in the E-Class sedan, meaning there will be a reappearance of the 2.0-liter turbo four banger. AMG’s rapid expansion plan likely includes the E-Class. That means an AMG E43 variant will almost certainly include Mercedes’ 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 while an AMG E63 model will feature a copy of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. At some point, the Tri-Star may decide to electrify the lineup, and if that technology is somehow crammed into the cramped boundaries of the Cabriolet, then we may see one of the cleanest convertibles on the market. Given that the E-Class Sedan was recently unveiled, the coupe will be next followed about six months later by the soft top.