Mercedes-Benz has done away with the C- and E-class coupes. The company has combined them into one sleek model named the CLE. CLE Coupe SA pricing as well as the local line-up, for now, has landed in our lap.

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The CLE Coupe design echoes that of the C-Class, with a similar frontal appearance. The two-door model even shares the same wheelbase as its sedan sibling. However, it is almost 100 mm longer. The added length allowed designers to create a more flowing shape with an arced roofline.

CLE Range

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will add two CLE Coupes to the local line-up, at least to begin with. Both are powered by inline four-cylinder engines. These turbopetrol units are badged CLE200 and CLE300. The latter produces 190 kW/400 N.m while the 200 derivative offers 150 kW/320 N.m.

Click here to read about the CLE53 AMG, which will invariably come to SA in time.

In both cases there is also a mild-hybrid electrical system for added oomph. The e-motor provides 17 kW/205 N.m into the equation. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the wheels. 

CLE Coupe SA Pricing

CLE200 R1 355 350
CLE300 R1 430 650

E-Class Range Info

Pricing and initial range info of the latest E-Class has also been released. The opening range will consist of two derivatives. The E200 is powered by a petrol-fed engine that develops 150 kW/320 N.m. An E220d has a diesel motor that produces 145 kW/440 N.m. Both engines are inline fours and have turbochargers. 


E200 R1 344 750
E220d R1 430 550