Mercedes CLA to debut in Detroit

2014 Mercedes CLA-class prototype spy photo
2014 Mercedes CLA-class prototype spy photo

Will battle the upcoming Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series sedans

Our spies have caught the Mercedes CLA on numerous occasions, but a recent report is indicating the model will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Previewed by the F800 Style concept, the CLA will be an entry-level sedan that battles four-door variants of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series. It will feature CLS-inspired styling with a sloping roof line that gives the model a "four-door coupe" appearance.

The petrol lineup will likely consist of a CLA 180 with 115 HP (85 kW), a CLA 200 with 156 HP (115 kW) and a CLA 250 with 211 HP (155 kW). On the diesel side, there could be a CLA 180 CDI with 109 HP (80 kW), a CLA 200 CDI with 136 HP (100 kW) and a CLA 220 CDI with 170 HP (125 kW). Last but not least, we can expect the CLA 45 AMG to have turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops approximately 335 HP (246 kW) and more than 400+ Nm (295+ lb-ft) of torque.

Source: Autocar

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Ivo_205 Ivo_205
Why? Because of this car's striking good looks? Don't like where Mercedes is going with their new found mercs for the masses.
Nov 20th, 2012 6:16pm
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Lutzie Lutzie
There have always been Mercs for the masses. from the prewar W23 130 to the W201 190 of the 1980s. Mercedes-Benz is about more than just luxury bruisers.
Nov 22nd, 2012 8:52pm
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automobile007 automobile007
kind of wish i'd held off on ordering an A-Class now
Nov 19th, 2012 2:23pm
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Lutzie Lutzie
I think you made the right choice with the hatchback.
Nov 22nd, 2012 8:53pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
I think it should be a Front Transverse FWD Layout right?
Nov 19th, 2012 8:58am
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