The Mercedes-Benz CLE Coupe is arriving in Australian showrooms in May 2024 as a replacement for the C-Class and E-Class coupes, but its pricing is much closer to the latter.

    The outgoing C 200 coupe was priced at $79,200 before on-roads and the E 300 was priced at $112,969 before on-roads, while the base version of the new car – the CLE 200 – rings up at $103,900 before on-road costs.

    There are just two members of the CLE range for now: the CLE 200 and CLE 300 4Matic coupes. Convertible models will follow to replace the defunct C-Class and E-Class drop-tops.

    Both models come standard with the AMG Line appearance package, the Night Package which brings black trim elements, and the Digital Light package.

    The latter brings a projection function for the headlights, plus two daytime running light ellipses and “blue illumination of the headlight base”.


    • 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE 200 Coupe: $103,900
    • 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE 300 4Matic Coupe: $124,900

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE 200 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 150kW of power and 320Nm of torque. It’s rear-wheel drive.

    The CLE 300 is all-wheel drive and uses a 190kW/400Nm turbo 2.0-litre four.

    Both models use a nine-speed automatic transmission with an integrated starter generator.

    This provides support at lower speeds and can allow the vehicle to coast, while the electric motor provides a boost of 17kW and 205Nm in either model.


    Mercedes-Benz has yet to release local fuel economy figures for the CLE range.


    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE measures 4850mm long, 1861mm wide (2041mm including the mirrors) and 1422mm tall on a 2865mm wheelbase.

    The CLE sits 15mm lower than C-Class and E-Class sedans thanks to standard sport suspension.

    The CLE is closer to the defunct E-Class coupe (4841mm long) than the C-Class coupe (4708mm) in terms of overall length. It’s also the same width as the larger of the two coupes, though Mercedes-Benz has still been able to increase rear shoulder room by 54mm and rear elbow rom by 36mm.

    It has an extra 60L of luggage space over the C-Class coupe, bringing total volume to 420L.

    Servicing and Warranty

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

    It has yet to release service pricing for the CLE.


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

    Standard safety equipment includes:

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

    Standard Equipment

    Both CLE models have largely the same level of standard equipment.

    The CLE 200 comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Sports suspension
    • AMG Line exterior and interior package
    • Night Package with black trim elements
    • Digital Light package with adaptive LED headlights
    • Semi-automatic parking assist
    • 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Augmented reality satellite navigation
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos
    • Head-up display
    • 64-colour ambient lighting
    • Artico leatherette upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Automatic seatbelt feeder
    • Easy-Entry function for rear-seat passengers with Nappa leather loop

    The CLE 300 adds leather upholstery.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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