So earlier today the the new Mercedes CLA was unveiled in its full glory, and now we have a couple of videos for you to watch and appreciate the proportions of this car. The looks might not appeal to everybody, but the concept of this car, which is to offer a CLS-like four-door saloon in a compact package based on the A-Class, sounds pretty cool.
The CLA will be offered – when it goes on sale in Europe from Germany from April, and in the U.S. from Fall 2013 – with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres cover an output spectrum ranging from 90 kW (122 hp) in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 180 through 115 kW (156 hp) in the CLA 200 to 155 kW (211 hp) in the CLA 250.
The two diesel engines combine dynamic low-end torque with the utmost efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI generates 100 kW (136 hp), with maximum torque of 300 Nm (available from the 3rd quarter of 2013). With a cubic capacity of 2.2 litres, the CLA 220 CDI will offer an output of 125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm of torque, emitting only 109 g CO2 per kilometre.
ECO start/stop function is standard on all engines. The CLA can be had with either a six-speed manual transmission or with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission. 4Matic all-wheel-drive will be available as option for some models (TBA).
As for the pricing, the CLA 180 models start from 28,977 euros, the CLA 200 31,862 euros, and the CLA 250 from 38,675 euros. The latter is the model slated to be launched in America – pricing TBA. Prices for the CLA 220 CDI diesel starts from 37,991 euros, while CLA 200 CDI is yet to get its tag.