Convoy of 2019 Mercedes CLE Four-Door Coupes Spotted in Stuttgart

Convoy of 2019 Mercedes CLE Four-Door Coupes Spotted in Stuttgart 5 photos
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Convoy of 2019 Mercedes CLE Four-Door Coupes Spotted in Stuttgart
A new spy video from Stuttgart shows an entire convoy of the car many believe to be called the CLE-Class. Sleek and elegant, these prototypes don't follow the normal Mercedes design language.
Cars in general and the German ones in particular have been getting bigger and bigger. For example, the new E-Class Coupe has 68mm wider tracks and an 113mm longer wheelbase. So there's no reason why it can't have a coupe version.

Mercedes are practically the grand masters of the four-door coupe segment, thanks to their CLS. But it's good to have something a little more compact, particularly since American buyers have begun falling out of love with big cars.

Very little is officially know about this test prototype, rumored to be called CLE-Class. However, the styling pretty much speaks for itself. While the C-, E- and S-Class Coupe models all look the same from 200 meters away, this thing is something else.

Anyway, the pointy yet low-slung grille of the prototype is flanked by high-tech lights. The system expected to be branded "Digital Light" features chips that work with over two million micromirrors, calculating the brightness level, spotlighting potential hazards and even projecting your navigation directions onto the road.

You really can't think of the Mercedes-Benz brand without associating it with cutting edge technology these days. Likewise, you still can't imagine the Germans without powerful engines.

Since the CLE-Class is a 2019 model year car, it will benefit from all those new engines that the E-Class is currently missing out on. The highlight is the modular family of inline-six mills, rivaling BMW and Audi while also combining mild hybrid tech.

It's not yet clear if the CLE-Class will have an AMG version since such a prototype hasn't been spotted. The 4.0-liter V8 should find a place, especially when most people imagine the CLS four-door coupe as a drift-capable brute of a car.

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