New video from regular car spotter Walko reveals the 2017 Mercedes E-Class Cabrio testing ahead of its 2017 premiere.
Mercedes’ modular MRA platform, already underpinning the C-Class and S-Class, will sit at the base of the new E-Class Cabrio. The new four-seat drop-top will make extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum in order to become lighter, more rigid and more efficient.
Heavy disguise aside, the prototype caught by our spy photographers shows clear design similarities with the bigger S-Class Cabrio, as well as with the recently unveiled C-Class Cabrio. The sloping soft-top abruptly tapers towards the rear, whose shape has been interestingly hidden with what appears to be a fake boot – not very dissimilar to the one used by BMW’s rivalling 6-Series.
The engine range is also expected to mimic the one offered alongside the E-Class sedan, which means the 2017 Mercedes E-Class Cabrio will receive all-new four and six-cylinder modular units constructed from a multiple of identical 0.5-liter cylinders. Top AMG version is said to offer as much as 612 hp courtesy of its bi-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, while most sales figures will be achived via the bread and butter E 220 d variant, using the all-new 2.0-litre diesel with 195 hp.