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Merc's new topless beauty - proof

2009-01-23 13:58

Here is more prove that Mercedes-Benz is working hard on the replacement models for the CLK.

Last week we published photos of the coupe, and now we bring you spy shots of the cabriolet derivative which will take on the topless BMW 3 Series and Audi A5 models.

Clearly visible is the joint between the windshield frame and the front edge of the roof. The wider disguise of the c-post and the longer boot lid are other details that give away the secret of this prototype.

Yet bigger and yet a bit more elegant than the outgoing model, the new CLK twins will be based on the C-class sedan, although it will be marketed as the E-Class cabriolet.

Engines will be picked from the C-Class, ranging from the 1.8-litre petrol found in the C180 to the 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit on the 320CDI.

The stylish new CLK range should go public later in 2009, with an AMG version topping the range when it appears in 2010.

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