An all-new Mercedes CLS is coming next year. To ease up the waiting, our colleagues from Carscoops have realistically rendered the four-door coupe, set to become the very definition of elegance.
What the computer generated image reveals is a prototype that follows the familiar CLS recipe. The car looks low and stretched and the rear light units seem to be similar to the ones on the C- and S-Class Coupe. Thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, the weight – like the E-Class – of the CLE is expected to decrease by about 100 kilos compared to the current model.
The new four-door coupe will feature the E-Class’ MRA modular architecture. The new platform gives the future CLE a 6.5 centimeter longer wheelbase and undoubtedly more interior space. Also, thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, the weight of the CLE is expected to decrease by about 100 kilos compared to the current model.
The engines will be lifted from the new E-Class, new straight six-cylinder gasoline units and OM256 2.0-liter diesels included. Rumored to get a new name, CLE, the third-gen four-door coupe is now also said to keep its original moniker, due to the historical weight it carries.
In 2018, we expect to welcome the new CLE on the market. The return of the Shooting Brake seems to be jeopardized because of the marginal success of that variant.