Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser of its upcoming E-Class Cabriolet, demonstrating its retractable fabric roof in movement ahead of its public showing at the Geneva Motor Show. As with the recently-launched coupe, the cabriolet is expected to adopt most of the sedan’s powertrain line-up comprising petrol and diesel variants, as well as a full-blooded AMG model – a first for a two-door E-Class.

The E-Class Cabriolet’s fabric top is said to take just 20 seconds to fully open or close, and as in Mercedes’ alfresco fashion, will come equipped with the automaker’s own Airscarf neck-heating and Aircap wind deflector systems.

Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Cabriolet / BR 238 ;* Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 17,0-4,2 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 397-97 g/km
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet / BR 238; * Fuel consumption combined: 17.0-4.2 l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 397- 97 g/km

When the Cabriolet makes its debut, it will round out the E-Class line-up, with the sedan, long-wheelbase sedan, wagon, All-Terrain and coupe already launched.

Last year in its native Germany, Mercedes-Benz fell afoul of a patent rights law with the Airscarf system, which saw it ordered to disable the system and have related advertising material withdrawn. This temporary ruling ended last December, which means Airscarf business now proceeds as usual.

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