Official designs of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet have surfaced at the EU trademark office. The car features a soft-top canvass roof.

These grainy black and white pictures of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet were filed with the EU trademark office. Therefore we can safely take them as the real deal. Recent spy activity around the car has not captured it in its bare form although more and more bits have been revealed.

Mercedes-Benz is using a soft top canvass roof option like Audi's A5 Cabriolet, not the hard top adopted by BMW and Volvo. Like the E-Class Coupe there is space for four people but only official information will tell if all four are adults or two are kids.

Engines will mimic those of the Coupe and include a 3.5-litre V6 with 215kW (292hp) and a 5.5-litre V8 making 285kW (388hp). The expected main transmission would be the 7-speed currently doing rounds in the whole Mercedes-Benz range.

Because there is no E-Class Coupe AMG coming, the Cabriolet will also not have this high-performance version in its line-up. However Mercedes might extend the AMG Sports pack which includes 18-inch AMG light alloy wheels and a sports suspension, to the soft-top buyers as well.


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