On the way to the unveiling
The Mercedes-Benz CLE replaces both the outgoing C and E-class as a coupé and convertible. The openable variant can now be captured for the first time with less camouflage, so that its fabric hood comes into view.
We saw the successor to the two-door variants of the Mercedes-Benz C-class and E-class, the Mercedes-Benz CLE, pass by a few times before, provided with camouflage. However, it was not yet as naked as the copy of the convertible version captured by our spy photographer this time. Previously he had a thick coat on, but the convertible shakes it off just now that it is getting colder.
As a result, we have a view of the fabric roof of the Mercedes CLE Cabriolet, which will be on the same basis as the C-class. We are dealing here with a lighter motorized variant, as evidenced by the relatively small brakes and the single exhaust pipe that is visible under the rear bumper. As a result, we still cannot confirm that the CLE – unlike the C-class – will also come with more than four cylinders, although there is an expectation.
Convertible: whether or not as an AMG 63?
The AMG 63 variant of its close brother has also passed in front of our lens and it will at least have a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but with how many cylinders it does is still unclear. Because the less sporty version of the CLE Coupé has also been camouflaged, we already have the CLE variants bingo card almost full. Only the full-fat AMG version of the convertible has so far been hidden, but we cautiously expect it to come. After all, it was also there from the outgoing C-class Cabriolet, although the E-class Cabriolet had to do without it.
Anyway: now that the Mercedes-Benz CLE is becoming increasingly visible, its presentation cannot be far away. We recently had a record of what it will look like without camouflage. We expect to be able to show you the final version of the closed variant soon. The convertible will probably follow a little later.
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