Next Mercedes-Benz CLA Coming With Fastback AMG GT Concept-Inspired Looks

Mercedes-Benz wants to draw a clear line between the upcoming A-Class Sedan and the next generation CLA.

And it will do so by launching the latter with a fastback styling, which will give it a similar feel to the AMG GT Concept that was presented in Geneva this year, AutoNews reports.

Despite its upscale design, the brand’s luxury subcompact four-door coupe will remain front-wheel drive, and will be based on a new platform, which will spawn eight models, including the hatch and sedan derivations of the next A-Class, and the replacements of the B-Class and GLA, among others.

Due to arrive in US showrooms in late 2019, as a 2020MY, the next generation Mercedes-Benz CLA will be preceded by the A-Class Sedan, which is believed to go on sale on this side of the pond late next year or early 2019.

The latter should be similar to the concept presented in Shanghai last month, sources with knowledge on the matter confirmed, saying it will keep the Panamericana grille on the powerful AMG model(s), whereas regular versions will get a different one.

Note: Mercedes-AMG GT Concept pictured

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  • Big Black Duck

    Porsche Panamera did it more than 7 years ago…some merc fan will get amnesia and say this is such a mind blowing design first timer ever ..something along those lines

    • Julien Lachemoi

      What ? What exactly are you on about ?

    • javier

      yea sure dude

  • TheBelltower

    While everyone is jizzing themselves over this thing, the reality is that it looks like a beached whale like the first gen Panamera. And that gold trim is cheesy AF.

  • Infinite1

    I just don’t understand why car makers like MB are making all of their models look alike. It just takes away from the individuality of the model imo.

    • Kash

      Because when they do this kind of styling their sales increase across the board.

  • Sjaak

    Imitation is the best compliment.

  • S3XY

    Ever since the Model S came out everyone’s trying to make their cars look like it. Not a bad thing but a lot of imitating and less innovating.

  • pcurve

    doesn’t really look benz…

  • Paul

    Gorgeous.

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