When our friends are over Auto-Motor-und-Sport If it’s right, Mercedes-Benz will change its naming convention for convertibles and coupes in the near future. The CLK will be the first to be replaced by names like E-Class Cabrio and Coupe in 2009.
It is said that Mercedes will transfer this strategy to the other models as well, so that by the end of 2009 the CL name will be gone and will be replaced by the S-Class Coupé. Now, of course, this may come as a shock to some people, but if we go back a decade we will see that Mercedes actually used such names to describe their coupes. Before 1998 the CL was known as the S-Coupé and before that as the SEC.