Report: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe, Convertible Delayed

While the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and coupe will go on sale shortly in the U.S., rumor has it that the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet has been delayed, along with the wagon version of the car.

Spy photographers have captured many pictures of the convertible version of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-class, which was supposed to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. According to German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the convertible variant will not be revealed until several months later at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show.

The reason for the delay is reportedly due to cash flow problems at Daimler. Unsurprisingly, the company has seen dramatic drops in sales of its flagship S-class, along with several other models, because of the struggling economy.

Another variant of the car that will be delayed is the E-class wagon that our West Coast editor captured in Germany. The new wagon version is described as more of a shooting brake car than a true wagon, although our spy photos suggest otherwise. The wagon is still set to be shown a year after the cabriolet version of the E-class goes on sale, but that date is now almost one year later — sometime in early 2012.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport