Company Mercedes-Benz has published official images and details of the new convertible Mercedes CLE with a fabric roof, folding with the help of electric drive.
Cabriolet Mercedes CLE, located below the more expensive SL, is advertised as the largest car in its segment. The four-seater model has a length of 4851 mm, width of 1859 mm and height of 1422 mm, and also a longer wheelbase of 2865 mm.
Standard seats are covered in what Mercedes calls «artful upholstery with nappa leather effect». For an additional fee you can choose natural skin with a special coating, protecting from sunlight on a hot summer day. The German luxury brand conducted tests that showed that the temperature in seats under direct sunlight was 12 °C lower than in similar seats without cover.
Cabriolet Mercedes CLE received an electrically opening system Aircap, which means a wind deflector on the front glass, redirecting air over the heads of passengers. Additionally, there is an automatic wind deflector for the rear seats to reduce turbulence.
Mercedes will offer the car with black, red or gray fabric roof. The multilayer acoustic soft top requires 20 seconds to raise or lower during the process, which can be performed when the car moves at speeds up to 60 km/h. In standard configuration the car is equipped with a roller separator with electric drive, which separates the folded fabric top from the luggage compartment.
The new car will be available with a diesel engine. The 220d model uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a mild hybrid setup. The petrol models 200, 200 4Matic and 300 4Matic are also equipped with 48 V technology, allowing to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Diesel Mercedes CLE 220d Cabriolet will offer 194 l.s. and 440 Nm of twisting moment. Model CLE 200 has a power of 201 hp. and 320 NM. CLE 300 4Matic has a power of 255 hp. and 400 NM. The more powerful Cabriolet CLE 450 4Matic offers a 3,0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine, also with built-in mild hybrid. Clients receive 375 l.s. and 369 Nm, which is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds.
In Germany the convertible is sold at a price of 66 402 euros, and for the six-cylinder model it costs up to 88 357 euros.