Mercedes Reveals Candy-Spot CLE Cabriolet


Mercedes-Benz has a considerable lineup. Greater than any of its luxurious rivals, Mercedes tries to fill each area of interest within the automotive market and carve a number of extra. It bought just a little uncontrolled – coupes with two or 4 doorways, a number of sedans with overlapping costs and comparable sizes. So, a yr in the past, the corporate began pruning.

Pruning can flip a tangle right into a murals.

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE is likely one of the higher early outcomes. It replaces 2-door variations of each the C-Class and E-Class. Obtainable as a coupe or a convertible (“Cabriolet,” if you happen to converse Benz), it’s one of many loveliest automobiles the corporate has designed in a minute.

We’ve identified particulars on the Coupe for some time. This week, Mercedes supplied particulars on the Cabriolet.

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet seen from a front quarter angle

Stunning Inside and Out

We love the Coupe’s natural traces and the long-hood, sportback-rear look coupe designers usually lean into. Nevertheless, the hood and beltline have a curve that units them aside from previous Mercedes designs, trying extra like muscle than sculpted metal.

Convertibles lose a little bit of that slips-the-air really feel, however a long-tonneau-cover look offers them a high-luxe air, like a Bentley or Rolls Royce design in miniature.

Inside, they borrow the C-Class’s trendy look, with a deep middle console dividing the entrance seats into separate cockpits.  

Many automakers now place their driver’s instrument screens and central touchscreens in a single housing. We just like the look, nevertheless it’s grown so widespread that the CLE stands out by maintaining them separate. A freestanding 12.3-inch digital driver show and 11.9-inch driver-oriented central show in portrait format don’t contact. Have we had automotive screens lengthy sufficient to name that “old skool?”

The interior of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet

“On sizzling days, a particular coating on the accessible leather-based upholstery allows seat surfaces to stay cooler in direct daylight by as much as 53 levels Fahrenheit in comparison with untreated leather-based,” Mercedes says. A Burmester 3D Encompass Sound system is customary and incorporates audio system within the headrests, exhibiting that Mercedes has been on this convertible sport lengthy sufficient to know what works.

The Airscarf system produces a heat airflow across the necks of front-seat passengers. That’s magic. Individuals who’ve by no means owned a convertible are inclined to assume they’re constructed for mid-summer. However essentially the most superb top-down driving comes within the cool of early spring or fall. Airscarf extends the variety of days you may comfortably get pleasure from that.

“The facility-operated prime opens or closes in as little as 20 seconds and might be operated at car speeds as much as 37 mph,” Mercedes says.

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet seen in profile

255 or 375 HP

Energy choices embody a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-6 good for 375. Each use a gentle hybrid setup, sending energy to all 4 wheels via a 9-speed automated transmission.

A “consolation suspension” is customary and doubtless appropriate for a lot of consumers, however an accessible sport suspension lets drivers choose the firmness they’d like.

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet Pricing

When Mercedes first introduced the mannequin, our greatest query was the worth. We assumed that changing each the C and E meant a sticker sitting someplace between them. Would it not lean greater or decrease?

Sensibly, they landed about within the center. All costs embody the obligatory $1,150 vacation spot and supply cost.

Trim Stage MSRP (Together with Vacation spot Cost)
CLE 300 4Matic $65,500
CLE 300 4Matic Pinnacle $68,100
CLE 450 4Matic $75,000
CLE 450 4Matic Pinnacle $77,600


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