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New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet goes on sale from £52,995

Sleek drop-top is available in a variety of specifications.

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Mercedes CLE (Mercedes) (Mercedes-Benz AG – Communicati/Mercedes-Benz AG)

The new Mercedes CLE Cabriolet has gone on sale in the UK, with the new drop-top available in a number of specifications and with a series of engine options.

The CLE Cabriolet uses a fabric folding roof which can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 37mph. When lowered down, a powered divider helps to separate the collapsed soft top and the luggage in the boot.

Prices for the new soft-top start from £52,995, rising to £76,765 for a top-spec Premier Edition model.

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As with other Mercedes convertibles, the CLE gets a full Airscarf heating system – which incorporates warm air vents into the seat backs – as well as an Aircap electric wind deflector system to help reduce buffeting when the roof is lowered.

Much the same as the coupe CLE, the Cabriolet receives a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.9-inch central infotainment system which can be tilted from 15 to 40 degrees to help reduce glare when the roof is lowered.

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Mercedes CLE (Mercedes) (Mercedes-Benz AG – Communicati/Mercedes-Benz AG)

All versions of the CLE Cabriolet benefit from 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, as well as a full climate control system, LED headlights and 64-colour ambient lighting. Eight exterior shades are also there to choose from, including ‘Patagonia Red’ and ‘Opalite White’, while the roof can be finished in black, red or grey.

A range of engines is also available, with four- and six-cylinder petrol engines – alongside a four-cylinder diesel – there to choose from. All versions get a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard, alongside 48-volt mild-hybrid technology to help boost efficiency.

The new CLE Cabriolet is available to order now either online or through a Mercedes dealership.