Confusing? A bit, as it seems we are getting change for the sake of change. Mercedes wants to go up against the BMW 4-Series and it appears the CLK will be used to do so as a coupe and convertible. So the 3-Series and C-Class can now square off uninterrupted with no coupes as if it was too confusing for the consumer to understand a model can come in coupe and sedan forms like the E-Class currently does.
Regardless, expect the CLK to come back and also possibly a CLE class to take the place of the E-Coupe although this is not yet officially confirmed. Make up your mind already Mercedes.