Official Design Pictures of Mercedes E Class Convertible image

Set to arrive in Mercedes-Benz showrooms sometime during the first half of 2010, the topless version of the new E-Class Coupe keeps the four-seat layout of its tintop twin and like the Audi A5 Cabrio, it doesn’t use a retractable metal roof opting instead for a lighter and more compact-sized canvas top.

Longer and roomier than the current CLK droptop, this E-Class will share engine choices with the rest of the range, meaning everything from four-cylinder diesels to stonking AMG-tuned V-8s. The new car will be big enough to offer four real-people sized seats, with the front chairs said to have been redesigned to offer more leg room to rear passengers. With the newly named E-Class coupe expected to be entering the market in May of next year, it’s a good bet that the convertible variant will appear some bit later in 2010.