Mercedes-Benz has just launched its E-Class sedan and coupe models, but don't think this German powerhouse has taken to resting on its laurels - development of the E-Class cabriolet is practically complete.
Tintop for E-Class cabrio
And sadly, one of the most obvious changes - apart from the all-new design, of course - is its retractable hardtop. The previous CLK cabriolet was the word in elegant canvas-top luxury and we're a little sad to see it go, but tintops are ostensibly the way of the cabrio world going forward.
Although still disguised, the joint where the windshield frame and the front edge of the car meet are clearly visible.
Based on the same platform as the C-Class sedan, the new drop-top E-Class also promises to be roomier than its predecessor.
Expect the engine range to be similar to that seen on the E sedan and coupe ranges when it arrives in SA.