CAR Online reader Tim Crane sent in these spyshots of the new 2009 Mercedes E-class and its coupe brother, the successor to the CLK.
'A friend on holiday took these pics of this year's new E-Class and CLK replacement testing on the Costa del Sol,' he says. 'They weren't very happy being photographed!'
We owe Tim our apologies - these pictures were sent in some time ago, and we've only just got round to publishing them.... More fool us!
Click on the links to the left to see the finished E-class and our artist's impressions of the new E-class Coupe.