Mercedes-Benz Welcomes the 2024 CLE-Class Coupe

August 9th, 2023 by


Mercedes-Benz, a brand synonymous with luxury and innovation, is ushering in a new era with the introduction of the 2024 CLE-Class Coupe. This dynamic two-door vehicle is set to redefine the coupe landscape, as it steps in to replace the recently discontinued C-Class and E-Class coupes. The CLE-Class promises a fusion of style, electrification, and cutting-edge technology, aligning with the automaker’s commitment to pushing boundaries and shaping the future of automotive excellence.

One glance at the CLE-Class reveals its captivating design, drawing inspiration from both the C-Class and E-Class models. The LED headlights and trapezoidal grille, reminiscent of the C-Class, seamlessly merge with the full-width taillight that echoes the E-Class’s distinctive aesthetic. Smooth lines and sculpted contours define the bodywork, while the grille stands out with an intricate pattern of miniature three-pointed stars, a nod to the brand’s iconic emblem.

Stretching 191 inches from bumper to bumper, the CLE-Class strikes a balance between elegance and sportiness. This places it slightly longer than the outgoing E-Class coupe, with the added length primarily found in the overhangs. The wheelbase of 112.8 inches, nearly identical to its predecessors, ensures a familiar driving experience. Mercedes-Benz ingeniously maximizes interior space, claiming increased cabin room compared to the previous C-Class coupe, while the trunk is designed to accommodate three golf bags—an embodiment of practical luxury.

Under the hood, the CLE-Class offers two electrified powertrains that marry performance and sustainability. The base CLE 300 boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine producing 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to the CLE 450 introduces a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, generating an impressive 375 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains incorporate an integrated starter-generator, offering an additional 23 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This boost mitigates turbo lag and enhances start/stop transitions.

Both models feature all-wheel drive, channeled through a nine-speed automatic transmission that houses the electric motor and other components to optimize space and weight distribution. The suspension employs a multilink design, and the CLE 450 offers a standard sport-tuned suspension for a more spirited driving experience.

Inside the cabin, the CLE-Class mirrors the elegance of the current C-Class. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and an 11.9-inch central touchscreen grace the dashboard tilted towards the driver for intuitive access. The familiar circular air vents remain, while the cabin design emphasizes comfort and sophistication. Front seats, exclusive to the CLE-Class, offer standard heating and four-way lumbar support, with ventilation and a seven-zone massage function available as optional upgrades. An immersive 17-speaker Burmester surround-sound system with Dolby Atmos complements the experience, placing individual instruments and voices within the auditory canvas.

The infotainment system, powered by the latest MBUX interface, provides a seamless user experience. It introduces third-party app integration, including TikTok, Angry Birds, Webex, and Zoom, turning the cabin into an entertainment hub. The system also includes a built-in entertainment suite with video streaming and local programming. The CLE-Class incorporates artificial intelligence to learn and adapt to driver preferences, automating routine tasks and optimizing the driving experience.

Safety and convenience receive special attention in the CLE-Class. A suite of driver-assistance systems, including lane-keeping assist, active brake assist, and traffic sign recognition, comes standard. An optional package extends these features to include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, steering and lane change assist, and more.

As the release date approaches, pricing details remain undisclosed, but considering the starting prices of the previous models, the CLE 300 is projected to begin around the $60,000 range (plus destination fee), while the CLE 450 might start near $70,000 (plus destination fee).

The 2024 CLE-Class Coupe showcases Mercedes-Benz’s dedication to innovation, luxury, and performance. With its captivating design, electrified powertrains, and advanced technology, the CLE-Class heralds a new era for coupe enthusiasts. As the anticipation builds for its arrival in early 2024, Mercedes-Benz fans and automotive enthusiasts alike eagerly await the chance to experience the future of driving excellence.

When the time comes to purchase the 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE, be sure to do it at John Sisson Motors. We carry a multitude of vehicles from the luxury brand in several different styles. Check out our online new car inventory to see all that we have to offer, then chat with one of our representatives for more information.

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