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Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed ahead of Detroit debut

 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed ahead of Detroit debut
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA, 600, 24.12.2012

A45 AMG version arriving September 2013

First official images of the Mercedes-Benz CLA have surfaced the Internet, ahead of its January public debut in Detroit.

After months of preliminary info, rumors, spy photos and videos, we finally get to see the CLA before its arrival at 2013 NAIAS. Looking fairly attractive, the baby CLS has inherited a lot of its design cues from the Style Concept Coupe, including the "floating dots" front grille.

Based on the new A-Class, the CLA is about 4.60 meters (181.1 inches) long and will be offered at first with three gasoline engines and a diesel: CLA 180 with 122 HP (90 kW), CLA 200 with 156 HP (115 kW), CLA 250 with 211 HP (155 kW) and the more frugal CLA 220 CDI with 170 HP (125 kW). In September next year, Mercedes-Benz will reveal the range-topping CLA45 AMG which is rumored to offer 335 HP (246 kW).

The German carmaker has already confirmed a new type of 4MATIC all-wheel drive system for the CLA.

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Comments (19)

 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
This photoshoped version looks great, let's hope the thing in the real flesh isn't as disapointig as the 4 series
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December 25, 2012 1:32 pm
 SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
This to me is much of a 1 series coupe/2 series BMW competitor. I must say it will have to be reasonably priced and well good looking (sporty) to compete successfully in that segment (and have a lower suspension ala previous 1 series coupe).
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December 24, 2012 10:52 pm
 EdBacau EdBacau
The concept looked great, this version looks predictably ugly.
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December 24, 2012 8:32 pm
 Ratt Ratt
It's not classy and it's not elegant, it's for young people and it's aggressive and sporty and I absolutely love it!
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December 24, 2012 11:50 am
 Sacto8780 Sacto8780
It will be VERY interesting to see what models will MB USA sell: My guess: CLA 250 (211 bhp), CLA 250 BlueTec (193 bhp turbodiesel), and A45 AMG (330 bhp turbo).
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December 24, 2012 10:27 am
 CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
Ohh yess! It fully meets my expectations. This is great guys ;)
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December 24, 2012 8:34 am
 Microice Microice
looks a bit too aftermarket than classy
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December 24, 2012 8:31 am
 OlatunbosunKlement OlatunbosunKlement
I'm a fan of MB LOVELY.....HAPPY XMAX AND NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE....
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December 24, 2012 8:27 am
 Philosopher Philosopher
Cool, but looks like a sedan version of A class.
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December 24, 2012 8:00 am
 Bazemk Bazemk
Exterior is nice, but the navigation display looks fragile. They should have solved that differently, this way looks like some aftermarket gps that has been added. They should have integrated it in the center console
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December 24, 2012 7:22 am
 peterjames7 peterjames7
are these really official pictures they look like drawings....i much preferred the concepts headlights...they should have made it look more different to he a class at the front like the cls is from the E class
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December 24, 2012 7:18 am
 tumbo tumbo
I'm a fan of MB. But this...? Meh..
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December 24, 2012 7:13 am
 KevinFXX KevinFXX
No offense, Feel like CLS on a diet!!! By the way, this model is sure to make sale increase!
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December 24, 2012 6:51 am