Essentially, you can think of the CLS as a curvaceous “four-door coupe” variant of the E-Class, sharing the same platform and drivetrains as the regular sedan. The previous generation of E-Class was replaced in 2016, but the CLS has and will continue to solider on through the 2018 model year, only receiving the much-needed redesign for 2019.
Expect all that camo to come off in the following months considering the all-new CLS is slated to premiere before the year’s end. A best-case scenario for the sexy sedan’s official reveal would be the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but it’s too soon to know for sure. Perhaps it won’t be at IAA considering the AMG Project One hypercar will be the main star of the event for Mercedes and there’s a big risk it would steal the CLS’ thunder.
Noteworthy features of the 2017 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet include high-resolution MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, 20-inch wheels, slim LED tail lamps, air suspension, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, COMAND Online infotainment system with 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting with 64 colours and Burmester sound system.
The E-Coupe is also available with Mercedes’ Drive Pilot semiautonomous software, which helps reduce the driver’s workload by automatically matching the speed limit and even changing lanes by itself upon the driver’s command.