The unveiling of the 2020 Mercedes CLA is less than two weeks away and the company is trying to build anticipation by releasing a new teaser video of the sporty sedan.
Lasting just 15 seconds, the short clip gives us a glimpse of the model’s sporty silhouette which draws inspiration from the CLS. The video also provides a closer look at the car’s LED daytime running lights which have a boomerang shape.
While the teaser video isn’t very revealing, previous spy photos have effectively shown the car in production form. The front of the sedan features a single bar grille which is flanked by unique headlights which help to separate it from the similarly sized A-Class sedan. The model also has a sportier front bumper which features revised air intakes.
The unique styling continues further back as the CLA adopts a sportier roofline. While the change isn’t too dramatic, it will likely have a negative impact on rear seat headroom.
Speaking of the cabin, buyers can expect a familiar interior that features two 7-inch displays. However, higher end variants should have larger 10.25-inch displays.
Engine options will carryover from the A-Class, so we can expect a CLA 220 that features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 188 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 221 lb-ft (299 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. Given the similarities between the two models, we can expect the CLA 220 to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in approximately 7.1 seconds.
European customers can expect a broader assortment of petrol and diesel engines, but both US and European markets should receive a hotter CLA 35. Like the Mercedes-AMG A35, the model will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 301 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Thanks to standard all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the hot hatch can run from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h).