The smallest sedan in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup has official been revealed by the German automaker. Known as the CLA, the car is based on the new A-Class platform and draws its inspiration from the Concept Style Coupe, featuring a sloping roofline, prominent grille and a dual exhaust system. The car is 182.3 inches long, 80 inches wide and 56.6 inches tall, with a drag coefficient of only 0.23 helped by the underbody cladding and an aero-optimized muffler. Inside the cabin we see the typical A-Class look with a piano black trim, a 5.8-inch display and several silver accents.
For more money clients can opt for the panorama sunroof or the Multimedia package which includes the firm’s COMMAND infotainment system as well as GPS-based navigation. The optional Premium Package adds dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and a Harman Kardon sound system. It also packs the mbrace2 connectivity system with support for a wide variety of online concierge services and apps.
In the U.S. it will be sold with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter gasoline engine pumping out 208 hp and 258 lb-ft, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox that can be linked to a new 4MATIC AWD system. The “baby CLS” rides on the firm’s MFA platform that encompasses a McPherson strut front suspension while at the back there’s a multilink independent suspension. It also boasts an electromechanical power steering system.
It is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this September. The price list will be announced closer to the car’s arrival.
Source: Mercedes-Benz via WorldCarFans