2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLE 63 S E Efficiency spy pictures: 671-hp hybrid coupe coming


Sedan gross sales could also be on the decline however the scenario is even worse in terms of coupes and convertibles. Consequently most automakers have both scaled again the variety of two-door vehicles they provide or dropped the physique kinds altogether.

Mercedes-Benz has had one of the various lineups of coupes and convertibles in recent times nevertheless it too is within the technique of streamlining its sporty choices. We have already seen the SLK-Class, S-Class Coupe, S-Class Cabriolet, and AMG GT Roadster all dropped.

Subsequent we count on the coupe and convertible variations of the C-Class and E-Class to be phased out and changed with a single mannequin dubbed the CLE-Class. We have already noticed prototypes for this potential CLE-Class, in coupe and convertible kinds, in addition to a prototype for what’s more likely to be a CLE 53 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz AMG. Now we’ve spy pictures of what appears to be a CLE 63 from AMG.

2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLE 63 S E Performance spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLE 63 S E Efficiency spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Components that time to this explicit prototype being a range-topping AMG embody the massive wheel and brake combo, massive air openings up entrance, and square-shaped exhaust suggestions. The prototype for the CLE 53 featured spherical suggestions.

Beneath the hood ought to be the identical 4-cylinder-based plug-in hybrid powertrain that options within the not too long ago revealed 2024 C 63 S E Efficiency sedan.

The 4-cylinder is an upgraded model of the two.0-liter turbo-4 present in AMG’s present crop of compact vehicles. Due to the addition of an electric-aided turbocharger, output from the engine is boosted to 469 hp. The engine is then mated with an electrical motor in mild-hybrid configuration to attract energy for ancillary options, in addition to function a starter motor.

Mercedes-AMG E Performance

Mercedes-AMG E Efficiency

On high of all this, there’s a way more highly effective motor (as much as 201 hp) on the rear axle to take mixed output to a most 671 hp. This rear motor is mated to its personal 2-speed transmission. A battery of 6.1 kwh of capability ensures a small electrical vary is feasible. An analogous setup, albeit with a V-8 engine, options within the 2023 GT 63 S E Efficiency 4-Door Coupe.

Within the case of the C 63 S E Efficiency, you are taking a look at 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.3 seconds. The highest pace is a ruled 174 mph. Anticipate related efficiency for the CLE with this powertrain.

The common CLE-Class is predicted to debut late this 12 months or early subsequent. The AMG variations ought to path the common mannequin by about six months to a 12 months.


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