The Mercedes-Benz CLA Compact 4-door Coupe was followed

Posted on Monday, 17 September 2012 , 11:09:10 byIulia

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA Compact 4-door Coupe was followed


Germans from Mercedes-Benz have been making us wait for the upcoming CLA premium compact sedan for quite some time now. Different photographers have been trying to take some good photos, but in the gallery below you will have the opportunity to see exactly what they were able to do. The carmaker was always careful with its pre-production variant of the CLA, and even the prototype. The model was always hidden under a lot of plastic cladding and under foil wraps. The Germans had to remove the camouflage at some point as the launching date is getting closer, and this is when spy photographers found it naked. After seeing the pictures the first question that came into mind referred to the color. Is the silver car a regular CLA with a sport package or is it the officially confirmed CLA 45 AMG. We do have some clues though, that tell us more. Even if the new Mercedes-Benz CLA compact 4-door coupe has the sport alloy wheels and the aero package, the absence of an AMG logo on the front fenders behind the wheels tells us it is not the 45 AMG. The grille tells also tells us we are talking about the AMG Sport trim line model that that specialists have offered for the A-Class five-door hatchback.



In terms of styling we have to admit it is not that spectacular in comparison with the Concept Style Coupe that was first presented earlier in April. The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is very similar with the A-Class and the interior could also be the same. Customers have the opportunity to choose between front-wheels drive and all-wheel drive. We believe the carmaker will place the new CLA under the C-Class, both in terms of pricing and features. The engines available might be the same offered for the A-Class. There will be a choice of 4-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines and the top of the range will be a 2.-liter turbocharged capable of developing 208 horsepower. The CLA 45 AMG will be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline capable of producing 330 horsepower and more than 400 Nm of torque. All the output will be transferred to the road through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive.



Mercedes-Benz officials said the CLA will be presented for the first time next year, at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January. Sales will start a bit later worldwide. carscoop.blogspot



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The Mercedes-Benz CLA Compact 4-door Coupe was followed image The Mercedes-Benz CLA Compact 4-door Coupe was followed image