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Another Photo of the New Mercedes-Benz CLA Lands on the Web

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There's another internet sighting of Mercedes-Benz's worst kept secret of the year, the new CLA compact "four-door coupe", again of the regular model in AMG trim guise.

In addition to the leaked image, Mercedes-Benz itself released a teaser photo of the CLA during filming for its first TV spot that that will debut during the fourth quarter of the year's biggest night in U.S. television advertising, the Super Bowl XLVII on February 3.

While it was previously believed the CLA would make its world premiere at the Detroit auto show, that's not exactly the case. To explain, Mercedes will show the car to journalists during a pre-show event in Detroit, but not at the show itself. Instead, the CLA will make its official world debut in front of the public at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2013.

The CLA is based on the underpinnings and mechanical hardware of the A-Class compact hatchback slotting under the C-Class saloon in terms of pricing and features, but oddly enough, it will be slightly longer and wider than Merc's compact executive sedan.

Powertrain options will depend on the market and will be shared with the A-Class hatch. These will include a 2.0-liter gasoline unit delivering 208hp (211PS) for the CLA 250 BlueEFFICIENCY, and a heavily tuned version of the same engine delivering 350-horsepower and 332 lb-ft (450Nm) for the all-wheel drive CLA 45 AMG. Europe will also get a selection of diesel units.


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3 Comments:

disqustng said... »January 13, 2013

While this thing has many of the stylistic design elements that makes a modern-day Mercedes a Mercedes, for some reason the way it is designed and put together make all the proportions look unbalanced. For instance, why does it look like it has 13" wheels? And this is the AMG-variant. The base model will look like it has 11" wheels?

Márk Gázser said... »January 13, 2013

I don't really like the front end on these pictures, but fortunately I know that in real life the do look cool!

Nicko said... »January 13, 2013

What an ugly car. The styling really is all over the place.
Keep it simple, Mercedes, don't do any more like this!

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