Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first images of its all-new CLE, a four-door coupe that will replace the CLS and join the E-Class family in 2024. The Mercedes-Benz CLE is a fantastic distillation of two models, combining the CLS's elegance and sportiness with the E-Class's efficiency and technology.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE is based on the same platform as the E-Class but features a more dynamic design with a sleeker roofline, a wider grille, and sharper LED headlights. The rear end is also more sculpted, with a distinctive spoiler and taillights that span across the trunk. The CLE has a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it one of the most aerodynamic cars in its segment.
The interior of the CLE is equally impressive, with a modern and luxurious cabin that offers plenty of space and comfort for four passengers. The dashboard is dominated by a 12.8-inch touchscreen that runs the latest MBUX infotainment system, which can be controlled by voice, touch, or gestures. The CLE also features a head-up display, a digital instrument cluster, and a Burmester sound system as standard.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE will be available with a range of powerful and efficient engines, including petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid options. The petrol engines will range from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 201 hp to a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 362 horsepower, while the diesel engines will offer between 191 and 325 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid variants will combine a 2.0-liter petrol engine with an electric motor, delivering up to 375 horsepower and an electric range of up to 62 miles.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE will also benefit from the latest safety and driving assistance systems from Mercedes-Benz, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, cross-traffic alert, and emergency braking. The CLE will also feature the E-Active Body Control suspension, which can adjust the damping and height of each wheel individually, enhancing comfort and handling.