Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first pictures of its all-new CLE, a sleek and elegant coupe that will replace the current CLS and E-Class Coupe models. The Mercedes-Benz CLE is based on the same platform as the E-Class sedan but features a distinctive design combining its predecessors' best elements.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE is expected to debut in 2024 as a 2025 model and will be available in both gasoline and electric versions. The electric variant, called the Mercedes-Benz EQE Coupe, will be part of the brand's ambitious plan to offer more than 10 fully electric models by 2025.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE is designed to appeal to customers who value style, comfort, and performance in equal measure. It offers a spacious and luxurious interior, with a high-tech dashboard that features a large touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster. The CLE also comes with a host of advanced driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The exterior of the CLE is characterized by a low and wide stance, a long hood, and a sloping roofline that flows into a short trunk. The front end features a prominent grille with a large three-pointed star flanked by slim LED headlights. The rear end has a clean and elegant look, with horizontal LED taillights and a subtle spoiler.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE will be offered with a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines and a plug-in hybrid option. The most powerful version will be the AMG CLE 53, which will have a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with an electric compressor and a mild hybrid system, producing around 435 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. The AMG CLE 53 will also have a sporty suspension, larger brakes, and more aggressive styling.
The electric EQE Coupe will have a similar shape and size as the CLE but with some distinctive features to differentiate it from its gasoline sibling. The Mercedes-Benz EQE Coupe will have a closed grille, blue accents, and aerodynamic wheels. It will also have a large battery pack that will provide an estimated range of over 300 miles on a single charge. The EQE Coupe will have two electric motors, one on each axle, that will deliver around 400 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.
The CLE and the EQE Coupe will compete with other premium coupes in the market, such as the Audi A7, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, and the Porsche Panamera. However, Mercedes-Benz believes that its new models will stand out with their unique blend of elegance, technology, and performance.
The CLE and the EQE Coupe are expected to go on sale in late 2024 or early 2025, with prices starting from around $60,000 for the base CLE model and $80,000 for the base EQE Coupe model. These prices are subject to change depending on the market conditions and exchange rates.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE and the EQE Coupe are the latest additions to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class family, including the E-Class sedan, wagon, cabriolet, and all-terrain models. The E-Class family is one of the most successful and diverse product lines in the history of Mercedes-Benz, with more than 14 million units sold worldwide since its inception in 1953.
The Mercedes-Benz CLE and the EQE Coupe are set to become the new stars of the E-Class family, offering customers an attractive alternative to the traditional sedan or wagon body styles. With their stunning design, luxurious interior, and powerful performance, the CLE and the EQE Coupe are sure to impress even the most discerning buyers.