Whether intentional or not, Daimler has just relesed these two videos for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet ahead of any other announcements.

Whether intentional or not, Daimler has just released these two videos for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible ahead of any other official announcements.

The E-Class Convertible exterior design is not much of a surprise as spy photos in recent weeks have practically shown the vehicle in its entirety, not to mention cameo appearances on the set of television shows over the summer. Despite the anticlimactic debut, these official videos still manage to give us a good look at the final E-Class range model.

The first video gives a general overview with some driving scenes.  Close observation reveals the hidden rollover protection behind the headrests. Via cute dog with flappy ears, the second video demonstrates the convertible's new AirCap system.  Innovated by Daimler, the system consists of a windshield mounted spoiler that ariculates to control the air flow through the cabin when the top is down.  When the AirCap is deployed it gives the E-Class Convertible draught-free open top convertible experience for all four seats.

The E-Class Convertible arrives in showrooms in spring 2010. Seven diesel and gasoline engines ranging from 125kW (170hp) to 285kW (387hp) will be available at launch:

  • E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet: 125 kW (170 hp)
  • E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet: 150 kW (204 hp)
  • E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet: 170 kW (231 hp)
  • E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet: 135 kW (184 hp)
  • E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet: 150 kW (204 hp)
  • E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Cabriolet: 215 kW (292 hp)
  • E 500 Cabriolet: 285 kW (387 hp)

Stay tuned for further details and photos.

[UPDATE]  12 official hi-res photos and partial U.S. specific press release have been updated to article.  Mad props to the Jalops.

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2010 Mercedes E-Class Convertible Revealed in First Official Video, Photos