Following we presented the initial spy photos of the Mercedes CLE Cabriolet final thirty day period, the Mercedes CLE Coupe has been noticed camouflaged in checks all around the Sindelfingen plant.
As we noted, Mercedes has determined to narrow down the variety of coupes and convertibles to allocate far more money for electric powered types. Thus, the S-Class Coupe disappeared from the assortment although the Mercedes C-Course Coupe and E-Course Coupe will be changed by a single design known as Mercedes CLE Coupe (code identify C 236 for coupe A 236 for Cabrio).
Last month we introduced the to start with spy photographs of the Mercedes CLE Cabrio which will use the comfortable leading as in case of all 4 seater Mercedes cabrios.
A number of times ago, the coupe variation of the Mercedes CLE was spotted in tests all over the Sindelfingen plant.
The new CLE Coupe will use the MRA II platform with multilink front axle from the new C-Course and the forthcoming E-Class (W214) which will be obtainable from 2023.
From the 1st spy pics it can be found that the Mercedes CLE Coupe will have a B-pillar as is the scenario with the Mercedes C-Class Coupe. Alternatively, the existing Mercedes E-Course Coupe characteristics a more noble answer, with out B-pillar, as is the scenario of the Mercedes S-Course Coupe.
The presence of the B-pillar is a signal that the CLE Coupe will be positioned nearer to the Mercedes C-Course Coupe than the E-Course Coupe.
Mercedes has taken this approach prior to. Before the latest generation C-Course Coupe/E-Course coupe there was a Mercedes E-Class Coupe that had the optics of the E-Class but the much less expensive system of the C-Course.
Being nearer to the C-Class, the Mercedes CLE Coupe will take around the 4-cylinder diesel and petrol engines from the C-Class sedan with gentle hybrid technological know-how (ISG and 48V network). It is not acknowledged if Mercedes will also present PHEV versions on the CLE Coupe because of to the actuality that the new bigger battery in the C-Class would limit space in this sporty coupe.
But we hope an electrified AMG edition with a 4-cylinder engine and electric powered motor delivering all around 550 HP like in the approaching AMG C 63. The new CLE Coupe will be developed at the Bremen plant.
There are rumours that Mercedes was also contemplating a 4-door coupe but has given that given up, almost certainly to prevent building lifetime challenging for the Mercedes CLS, whose existence is already beneath tension from the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door.