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Mercedes-Benz CLA spied up close by WCF reader

 Mercedes-Benz CLA spied up close by WCF reader
Mercedes-Benz CLA spy photo

Arriving next year

A WCF reader was able to take some photos with the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The prototype was photographed in a parking lot in Budapest, Hungary.

Riding on the MFA platform, the baby CLS will borrow its engine lineup from the A- and B-Class models so we should expect a variety of gasoline and diesels with outputs ranging from 108 hp (80 kW) to 208 hp (155 kW) for the regular versions.

The flagship AMG version will feature a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 349 hp (260 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. Power will be sent to the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system through a 7G-DCT transmission.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA will be manufactured in Kecskemét, Hungary and will be launched sometime in 2013.

Thanks to David for sending the photos!

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NF
It would be useful if WCF stated clearly the powertrain layout instead of confusingly using manufacturers' internal platform codenames that all differ from each other. So instead of "MFA platform" you could say it's based on a front-wheel-drive construction. I would really appreciate it if you considered this in the future.
Dec 11, 2012 7:58 am
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autoficianado
Renault-Nissan engines smaller than 2.0 litre have been reported to be in dveleopment for use in the A & B class entry models. Much as BMW does with PSA small engines in their Mini brand and the 1 series.
Dec 10, 2012 12:32 pm
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Pepito060666
Sr do you know which engine BMW use for Mini cars ??? I would like to know that. BMW use BMW engine for 1 series , I alread check that personally. Thanks.
Dec 10, 2012 8:43 pm
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Pepito060666
I really like the exterior design , let see the interior and engine version .
Dec 10, 2012 11:42 am
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KingRS6
I saw the interior, it has almost same interior design like new A-class.
Dec 11, 2012 5:16 am
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Pepito060666
Can anyone know about the engine for this models, I heard some rumors that could be a Renault engine or something like that ???
Dec 10, 2012 11:41 am
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Otep
And i can tell you it's true ! (i'm french). But i think it only concerns diesel engines. New Renault Diesel Engines are very efficient, reliable... And it only concerns the european engines^^
Dec 10, 2012 12:30 pm
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SD-AMG
The basic diesel with manual gearbox will be a Renault engine to keep the price as low as possible. However if you choose the 7-speed DCT it will be a Mercedes engine. It is already like this in the A-Class. But the Renault engine runs very smooth and is also quite efficient.
Dec 10, 2012 2:35 pm
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KingRS6
I heard the same rumor about it, beside there is a stragitic partnership between MB and Renault, so, it might be true
Dec 11, 2012 5:27 am
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