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by George Skentzos

While at first this may appear to be the new CLK Coupe, a second glance reveals this latest prototype from Mercedes boasts a folding hard top roof.

 

While the camouflage for the most part disguises the roofline, a joint between the windshield and roof clearly indicates this is the next-generation CLK Cabriolet.

Other subtle revisions support this inference such as the heavily disguised C-pillar and longer boot lid.

 Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet spied

The new CLK twins will be based on the current C-Class saloon, with predictable revisions to the chassis in order to meet its performance expectations.

 mercedes-clk-cabrio-003.jpgMercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet spied

The engine line-up will be largely carried over from the C-Class range, including a V8 power plant for the CLK 500.

 Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet spied

The CLK Coupe version is expected to arrive in Europe by summer 2009, with the Cabriolet version following a few months later.




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