Mercedes is perfectly aware the glory days of the convertible are long gone, having axed the SLC and rumored to do the same with the S-Class Convertible amid weak demand. That said, the three-pointed star is not giving up on the once highly desirable body style altogether as the company is still planning a new SL while updating its current convertibles. After the C-Class Convertible received a nip and tuck in 2018, it’s now almost time to see its revised bigger brother.
Caught right in front of Daimler’s headquarters in Stuttgart by YouTuber walkoARTvideos, this prototype of the E-Class Convertible had camouflage exactly on the surfaces you’d expect Mercedes to cover. A mildly reworked front bumper hides underneath the black plastic cladding, while the partially exposed headlights are essentially carried over from the 2021 E-Class sedan and wagon.