Can Mercedes-Benz unveil an all-new CLE-class model?July 25, 2020
According to the latest data, a completely new Mercedes-Benz CLE could be presented in the coming years. The new Mercedes can replace some existing versions of the C- and E-class models.
Are you looking at the Mercedes-Benz lineup and want a rear-wheel drive vehicle that sits between the C-Class and the E-Class? Apparently, the automaker is thinking the same, because it allegedly intends to introduce an all-new CLE-class in 2023.
Mercedes uses the CL prefix to refer to its coupe-style sedans. This means the all-new CLE will have an arched roof, the same as the existing CLA and CLS. Also, presumably, the novelty will be presented in a coupe, convertible and station wagon versions. To prevent overcrowding, these models should replace the C-Class Coupe, C-Class Cabriolet, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, according to Autoblog.it.
The CLE-Class will reportedly come with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Models will be available with a new mild hybrid 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
The development of the CLE-Class is intriguing because quotes from company executives indicate that Mercedes wants to streamline its lineup.
“We are rethinking our lineup, especially as we have announced so many clean electric vehicles,” said Markus Schaefer, head of research and development at Mercedes. “The idea is to simplify the production of cars, as well as platforms, engines and components.”
Another factor that makes the CLE-Class rumor intriguing is that spy footage shows Mercedes is developing a next-generation C-Class wagon. Having station wagon versions for both of these very similarly sized vehicles doesn’t seem to fit in with the automaker’s plan to streamline its lineup.
It is possible, however, that the camouflaged vehicle (pictured) is indeed a CLE-Class station wagon. The similarity of the design of the alleged novelty with the new C-Class could confuse the two cars.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the new generation Mercedes-Benz electric crossover was taken for tests. Motor1 published spy photos of the new generation Mercedes-Benz EQC cross.
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