That is actually a really sluggish strategy to reveal a automotive. Mercedes-Benz is ringing within the new yr with the brand new C118 CLA on the Shopper Electronics Present (CES) in Las Vegas subsequent week, however beforehand it’s rounding out the yr with a brand new teaser of the next-generation compact four-door coupé.
Okay, “new” could also be overselling it – that is the very same picture as the primary teaser proven earlier this month, solely with the addition of the arrow-shaped LED daytime operating lights on the entrance. These DRLs are a part of headlights which are shapelier than the tapered objects on the W177 A-Class the automotive relies on, in keeping with spyshots of calmly camouflaged prototypes we’ve seen earlier than.
These spyshots additionally present a less complicated, extra refined design impressed by the most recent C257 CLS, incorporating a trapezoidal grille, door mirrors on the door playing cards (as an alternative of on the bottom of the A-pillar as on the outgoing mannequin), slimmer tail lights, a bumper-mounted rear quantity plate recess and the deletion of the present automotive’s outstanding shoulder line. The signature low-slung roofline and frameless home windows stay, in fact.
Mercedes claims that the brand new CLA will include a revised model of the Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise (MBUX) interface. The system, which first debuted eventually yr’s present earlier than being fitted to the A-Class, is claimed to include new features such because the MBUX Inside Assistant gesture management function first seen on the brand new GLE SUV.
Constructed on the brand new Modular Entrance Structure (MFA2) platform, the CLA is anticipated to get the total vary of recent engines from the A-Class, which embody the Renault-derived M282 1.33 litre turbo four-cylinder petrol and Mercedes’ personal 2.zero litre unit, plus a 1.5 litre diesel. There may also seemingly be two high-performance AMG variations, together with a 306 hp CLA 35 and a CLA 45 with upwards of 400 hp.
GALLERY: C118 Mercedes-Benz CLA spyshots
GALLERY: C118 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 spyshots
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