The Mercedes CLS replacement, believed to be an all-new model called the CLE, has actually been spotted screening. This streamlined, four-door coupe, shown in spy shots and Despite the swirly black-and-white camouflage, the CLS’s four-door coupe silhouette is plainly on display, as are the visual similarities to the brand-new E-Class Coupe., is Mercedes’ answer to the Audi A7 Sportback and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
2018 Mercedes CLE Styling
Under the test mule’s thin layer of camouflage, we can see the brand-new CLE sports a comparable coupe-like silhouette to the outbound CLS. A large front grille with a main Mercedes emblem and a small lower grille flanked by fog lights need to be joined by a stylish set of twin exhaust pointers and large alloy wheels.
High door sills, small windows and a sweeping roofing system line assistance emphasise the CLE’s length and low-slung proportions. One prototype sports what appear to be LED headlights with a little square built-in indication, while a second car, above right, features an L-shaped design. The latter is expected to work as an intense daytime running light, too.
2018 Mercedes CLE Interior
An interior spy shot recommends the model CLE features a big 12.3-inch screen for Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system and a set of conventional analogue gauges. The last car will probably feature a pair of horizontal screens– just like those discovered on the new S-Class. The CLE ought to share lots of interior components with the latest E-Class saloon– giving purchasers a vast array of trim and colour options.
2018 Mercedes CLE Engines
A choice of all-new engines, shared with the facelifted S-Class, should feature in the new CLE. Diesel models could be powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine available in either 286hp or 340hp guise while more powerful 469hp V8 gas models may also be used. In the S-Class, these systems return 51mpg and 33mpg respectively thanks to creative cylinder deactivation technology. These figures ought to be mirrored fairly closely by the new CLE.
The most effective model is expected to be a brand-new inline-six gas plug-in hybrid that’ll can travelling as much as 31 miles in electric-only mode. At the other end of the performance spectrum, a twin turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine– raised from the E63 AMG– might likewise make a look in future CLE 63 models.
2018 Mercedes CLE Price and Release Date
The CLE is still under advancement and is anticipated to be released throughout the very first half of 2018– perhaps making its launching in late 2017. Costs need to reflect the existing CLS range, meaning you can anticipate to pay from around ₤ 50,000 for an entry-level model to almost ₤ 90,000 for a top-spec car.