The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet rounds out the line

We know you can't see much in the intentionally darkened image above, but what you can see is clear enough. This is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, which joins the coupe, wagon, sedan (in E300, E43, and E63 flavors), and the All-Terrain. It's coming to Geneva, so you won't have to wait long to see the rest of it.

Other than what we already know – that this will be the first E-Class convertible to actually ride atop an E-Class platform – there's not much to be gleaned here. The previous model rode on a modified C-Class platform, and prior to that the closest relative was the CLK coupe and convertible (also related to the C-Class). The platform switch is a very good thing, indeed. All the E-Class variants we've driven so far – the E300 sedan, the E400 wagon, and the Mercedes-AMG E43 – have proven that the architecture is wonderful (even if the E43 variant didn't convey a lot of charisma). It'd be a shock if the Cabriolet wasn't par for the course.

Also, that'll round out the E-Class family, so there aren't any esoteric variants waiting in the wings. We should have information about European engine choices and specs in Geneva, with American-market specs to follow sometime after that.

Mercedes dropped a gif of the Cabriolet's top in action. Check it out below:

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