New nameplate to replace C- and E-Class coupes


Sedan gross sales could also be on the decline however the state of affairs is even worse in terms of sporty two-door automobiles. Consequently most automakers have both scaled again the variety of coupes and convertibles they provide or dropped the physique kinds altogether.

Mercedes-Benz is a type of automakers who’s scaling issues again. For instance, it is making ready a single nameplate to interchange the present C-Class and E-Class coupe and convertible fashions.

The brand new nameplate is predicted to be referred to as a CLE-Class, and we have beforehand noticed it testing in convertible type. Now the primary prototypes for the coupe physique model are hitting public roads. We must always see each arrive in the marketplace subsequent yr, seemingly as 2024 fashions.

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE-Class spy shots = Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE-Class spy pictures = Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The automobile is intently associated to the redesigned 2022 C-Class, although it seems to characteristic a extra muscular stance and barely slimmer headlights. This could end in a sporty look total.

Anticipate the inside to be comparable in design to the most recent C-Class, that means patrons must be handled with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 11.9-inch (with portrait format) infotainment display screen as customary.

Powertrains also needs to be a match with the C-Class. The C-Class is offered within the U.S. in C300 guise solely at current. Powering the C300 is a 2.0-liter engine that makes 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, plus a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that provides one other 20 hp and 148 lb-ft for brief blasts. Extra choices are coming from AMG, together with a not too long ago revealed C 43 with over 400 hp and a soon-to-be-revealed C 63 that may ship over 600 hp. We must always see each AMG choices out there for the CLE-Class. Keep tuned.


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