With the new CLE Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz continues its long tradition of large four-seater open cars.
THE Mercedes-Benz presented the news CLE Cabriolet. A large four-seater cabrio model, which faithfully follows the priorities of the German brand, which concern quality in all areas.
So, shortly after her presentation KEY Cup which took place in July 2023, it was the turn of its open version, with Mercedes showing that it continues to believe in convertible cars and despite market trends that want them to be an “endangered species.
The new CLE Cabriolet maintains the same length as the closed version of the model, at 4,850 millimeters, having a width of 1,861 mm. and a height of 1,424 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,865 mm. The venues are capable of four peoplewith bulky luggage 385 literswith the fabric roof closed, while when stored in the special compartment, it “steals” some space, limiting the volume value to 295 liters.
The soft one roof he's got insulation which limits the noise passing into the passenger cabin. Opens electrically to 20 seconds and with a speed that can reach 60 km/h.
The new CLE Cabriolet has a windshield system Aircapwhich keeps the air out of the cabin when the roof is open, but also a heating system Airscarfwhich delivers warm air to the occupants' necks.
Inside, in addition to the top quality traditionally offered by Mercedes models, the new CLE Cabriolet also stands out for its technology. It has two large digital displaysone 12.3 inches concerning the instrument panel and another central one 11.9 inches for the multimedia system. The latter is possible tilt adjustment electrically, from 15 to 40 degrees, so as to avoid the reflection of the sun on it, when the roof is open.
In addition, the leather seatswhich are optionally available, have a special coating which reflects the sun's infrared rays. So they limit by 12 points Celsius temperature, compared to the simple leather seats.
The range of engines consists of five editionsone diesel and four gasoline, all with mild hybrid technology, which supports the sets with an electric motor with a power of 17 kW (23 hp) and a torque of 205 Nm. Version CLE 220 d, equipped with a 1,993 cc diesel engine. which delivers 197 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
Gasoline is next CLE 200 with rear wheel drive and h CLE 200 4MATIC with four-wheel drive. Both are equipped with an engine of petrol 1,999 cc performance 204 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. The CLE 300 4MATIC has the same engine, but an output of 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque, offering better performance, with 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.
At the top is placed the version CLE 450 4MATIC. In this case the engine is larger with 2,999 cc and performance 381 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Here the performance is explosive, as it accelerates from a standstill to the first 100 km/h in barely 4.7 seconds, having a maximum speed of 250 km/h. Indicatively the prices of the new Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet on the German market begin from 66,402 eurosregarding the CLE 200 Cabriolet and arrive at 88,357 euros in the top version CLE 450 4MATIC Cabriolet.