Mercedes-Benz has opened Australian pre-orders for its new-generation rival for the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series convertibles.

    The new Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet, like the coupe upon which it’s based, serves as a replacement for the smaller C-Class and larger E-Class.

    Priced from $135,900 before on-road costs, the convertible is coming to Australia exclusively in CLE 300 4Matic guise. It’s $11,000 more expensive than the coupe.

    Standard equipment includes the AMG Line appearance package, Mercedes-Benz’s black trim Night Package, and the Digital Light package, providing adaptive LED headlights.

    Mercedes-Benz says there’s a number of Cabriolet-specific features, such as heat-reflective leather upholstery, ‘Airscarf’ headroom heating and an ‘Aircap’ wind deflector system.

    The 11.9-inch infotainment screen in the CLE Cabriolet can also be tilted between 15 and 40 degrees to avoid shining the sun’s rays back into the driver’s eyes while enjoying open-top motoring.

    Pre-orders for the Mercedes-Benz CL3 300 4Matric Cabriolet are now open, before the new convertible goes on sale on July 17.


    2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE 300 4Matic Cabriolet$135,900


    2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet
    Engine size2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
    Drive typeAll-wheel drive
    TransmissionNine-speed automatic with integrated starter generator (provides 17kW/205Nm boost)


    Mercedes-Benz has yet to release local fuel economy figures for the CLE Cabriolet, however in Europe the CLE 300 4Matic has a claimed consumption of 7.3-7.7L/100km on the WLTP cycle.


    2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE Cabriolet
    Width2041mm (including mirrors)
    Wheelbase 2865mm
    Boot space385L (roof up), 295L (roof down)

    Servicing and Warranty

    Mercedes-Benz Australia backs its cars with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Australian service pricing is yet to be released.


    The Mercedes-Benz CLE has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • 10 airbags
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Surround-view camera
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Semi-automatic parking assist

    Standard Equipment

    The CLE 300 Cabriolet comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Fabric acoustic soft top (opens and closes in 20 seconds at up to 60km/h)
    • ‘Airscarf’ headroom heating
    • ‘Aircap’ wind deflector system
    • Sports suspension
    • AMG Line exterior and interior package
    • Night Package with black trim elements
    • Digital Light package with adaptive LED headlights
    • 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system (capable of being tilted from 15 to 40 degrees)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Augmented reality satellite navigation
    • Wireless phone charger
    • 17-speaker Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos
    • Head-up display
    • 64-colour ambient lighting
    • Heat-reflective leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats with memory 
    • Automatic seatbelt feeder
    • Easy-Entry function for rear-seat passengers with Nappa leather loop

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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