Mercedes-Benz will name the successor of its CLS coupe as CLE, new reports have revealed and with its spy shots emerging on the web it seems that the Mercedes-Benz CLE will most likely be launching in 2018.
According to reports Mercedes-Benz CLE will launch in the US sometime in mid-2018 and while the car won’t be packing too much of visual changes, one thing that has emerged from the spy shots is that it will have a sloping roofline. If you look at the camouflaged Mercedes-Benz CLE that has been shown in the video [below] you will find that the front and rear have deceiving bulges and these bulges effectively hide the actual shape of the car to a great extent.
The headlight does give us a clue about what could be hiding inside the camo and that’s the more aggressive look than the current model. Reports indicated that since the current CLS had quite a few things common with the E-Class, it’s only natural that its successor will follow the same route and this means that Mercedes-Benz will adopt the MRA architecture for its upcoming four-door coupe, along with a wide array of technology taken from the executive car, including the semi-autonomous driving features.
This adoption of the E-Class features will mean that the new car will come in a range of options including the turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 petrol and diesel engines, as well as the E 63’s 603bhp turbocharged V8 engine for the AMG CLE 63 model.
Rumor has it that the new inline six-cylinder lump that will be introduced in the facelifted S-Class next year will serve as a replacement for the current V6, as the entry-level model, but, again, there’s no official confirmation about that. What we can tell you, though, is that the next generation model will continue to rival the likes of the BMW 6-Series and Audi A7.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLE will carry a price tag that is somewhere in between that of the E-Class and the S-Class. Mercedes CLS has always been pitched to those who are seeking out more exclusivity than the mid-sized sedan can offer, but don’t want a car that feels like it should come with a chauffeur either.