• Sep 22nd 2006 at 9:59AM
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The rumormongers over at Auto Motor Und Sport report that during a conversation with Hans Dieter Multhaupt, Daimler Chrysler's Vice President of Program Management and Development, the idea of a convertible CL was hinted at, along with the possibility of a diesel mill finding its way under the hood.

The translated article quotes Mr. Multhaupt, as saying that the engineers and designers take steps to insure that these variants will be possible with limited modifications. The one factor that leads to broader offerings is consumer demand, which Mercedes hasn't seen, yet.

We're not sure about the diesel, but it's probably a no-brainer that a droptop version of the S-Class based coupe will make it to production. Soon.

[Source: Auto Motor Und Sport]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I can only dream....What a gorgeous ride this would be.
      Hard or soft top convertable?? Diesel sounds better and better to me.?$$$?
      • 8 Years Ago
      The SL is a two seat "sporty" large convertable. The CL convertable would be a less sporty four seat large convertable. Whatever happened to the S-Class drop top? A phaeton for the 21st century.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That would be the best looking Mercedes yet. (other than the SLR of course)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree with #7. But it has a sweet look to it like meeting a exotic looking chick... that what the CL is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now there's your S-Class convertible (as the CL is just a two door S anyway).
      • 8 Years Ago
      A CL with a retractable hardtop would steal Bentley's(fabric top)thunder.