2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Great Handling
I selected sport mode, which adjusts the engine, transmission, and steering for maximum performance, and drove straight to Hell (Michigan) and back. While I wouldn’t call the CLE a sports car, it handles itself quite well when pushed hard on a twisty road. The steering response is excellent, and the car feels solid and stable when taking curves at speed. The grip is strong thanks to the high-performance tires and 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and I never felt it was lacking power. For a luxury coupe, the CLE 450 is quite enjoyable to drive enthusiastically.

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