In The Country and Town May 2024

The CLE Cabriolet is available in four different flavours for British buyers with the entry-level AMG Line starting at £53,030 and rising to £61,280 for the Premier Edition.

The car we drove was the equivalent of the UK specced AMG Line Premium which starts at £58,780.

As standard it features ambient lighting, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, keyless entry and start, heated and ventilated front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, a sports steering wheel with Nappa leather and blind spot monitoring.


The CLE Cabriolet was not designed to be a B road basher or a track day toy for the driving enthusiast. Instead, it’s been set up to be a relaxing cruiser for those sunny road trips down to the south of France. It also has usable back seats and a bigger boot than the Audi A5 cabriolet making it practical and a genuine four-seater.

Also, thanks to standard mild-hybrid technology, the CLE Cabriolet will be a lot cheaper to run than the old C-Class Cabriolet.

Although it’s not revolutionary, the drop-top version of the CLE is still a great choice for those wanting a usable yet premium four-seater cabriolet with that three-pointed star pedigree.

Facts at a glance

Model as tested: Mercedes CLE300 4Matic

Price as tested: £58,750

Engine: 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder

Power: 261bhp

Torque: 400 Nm

Max speed: 155mph

0-60mph: 4.5 seconds

MPG: mpg: 38.2 mpg

Emissions: 167g/km | 39

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