2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy photographs

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Regardless of Mercedes-Benz’s plans to introduce a brand new
A-Class compact sedan, the automaker’s different compact sedan,
the CLA, will not be disappearing after the present mannequin’s run
its course.

A next-generation CLA has been noticed as a prototype for the
first time. The automotive is due on sale in late 2019, as a 2020
mannequin, that means it’ll path the A-Class sedan by a couple of yr.

Although the prototype is closely disguised, we are able to already inform
the brand new CLA will resemble a scaled-down model of
the newest CLS. This implies we are able to anticipate Mercedes’ sportier
“Panamericana” grille hidden beneath all of that camouflage
gear on the tester’s nostril.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan spy photographs – Picture by way of S.
Baldauf/SB-Medien
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In comparison with prototypes for the A-Class sedan (proven right here), the
roof line is decrease on the CLA. The C-pillar additionally tapers again
extra gracefully, making a coupe-like profile. However the CLA is
very a lot a sedan, so do not begin calling it a coupe. In case you
occur to disagree, this
article will enlighten you.

Underpinning the automotive is an up to date model of the MFA (Modular
Entrance-drive Structure) platform utilized by Mercedes for its
present compacts. Known as MFA2, the up to date platform
will convey weight financial savings plus the capability for different
drivetrains. Normal powertrains ought to be turbocharged
inline-4s. There must also be a high-performance inline-Four for
the CLA45 mannequin from AMG. It might have as a lot as 400 hp.

The MFA2-based automobiles may also profit from a
way more superior interface. Dubbed MBUX, brief for
Mercedes-Benz Person Expertise, the brand new interface options
digital screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment
system, very similar to on the pricier E-Class and S-Class fashions.
Nonetheless, there’s additionally contact functionality for the infotainment
display and you may additionally have the ability to use pure speech to manage
many car features.

Manufacturing of the brand new CLA for america is tipped to
happen at a plant in Mexico, whereas for different international locations
manufacturing might happen in China or Hungary.

It is nonetheless too early to speak pricing however anticipate the brand new CLA to
are available at roughly the identical $33ok beginning value as the present
mannequin. The A-Class sedan is predicted to be priced from about
$30ok, which is the place the present CLA began when it was
launched for 2014.

The success of Mercedes’ current-generation compacts, of which
greater than two million have been bought for the reason that first arrived in
2012, has prompted Mercedes so as to add three extra compacts to its
lineup. Along with this A-Class sedan, we are able to additionally look
ahead to a
GLB SUV and an electrical providing to be
dubbed the EQA.

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