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Old 09-17-2014, 03:17 PM
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:30 PM
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From here: Mercedes-Benz Reveals CLA And CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has just taken the covers off its fifth compact car, the all-new CLA Shooting Brake. The newest addition to the Mercedes lineup is essentially a wagon version of the CLA-Class sedan, and it has been revealed today in both standard form and the high-performance CLA45 AMG variant. Sadly, neither is coming to the U.S.

Why the Shooting Brake name and not Wagon or Estate? Mercedes considers the CLA a coupe and a traditional shooting brake is a coupe with a hatch, so even ‘four-door coupes’ with hatchback-style rears are considered shooting brakes by the German automaker. The new CLA Shooting Brake is Mercedes’ second such vehicle, the first being the CLS Shooting Brake.

CLA buyers opting for the shooting brake body essentially receive more room. Headroom in the rear is significantly greater than in the four-door CLA. At 37.2 inches, the effective headroom in the rear is 1.6 inches higher than it is in the sedan. Access to the second row of seats is also much easier. The load compartment offers a capacity that ranges from 17.4 to 47.8 cubic feet (when loaded up to the upper edge of the rear seat backrests or loaded to the roof with the rear bench seat folded down, respectively).

There will be several variants available at launch: two with diesel engines and five with gasoline units. The most potent of these will be the CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake, which like the CLA45 AMG sedan sold here will pack a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 355 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. 4Matic all-wheel drive will be standard on this model and an option for anyone buying the 211-hp CLA250.

The entry-level model will be a front-wheel-drive CLA180 with 122 hp. All CLA Shooting Brakes will also come with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard, just like the CLA sedan.

The CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake is our pick of the bunch. The vehicle not only packs the world’s most powerful production four-cylinder engine, it also has multiple driving modes for its transmission and electronic stability systems, a sports-oriented all-wheel-drive system, and uprated suspension, wheels, tires and brakes. Owners can expect 0-60 mph acceleration in under 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

Order books for the full CLA Shooting Brake range open in Europe in January and the car’s first public appearance will take place at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in early March. Deliveries will commence shortly after the Geneva debut.
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I think it's hotness.
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Nice car overall, but I don't like the design... so droopy looking to me!
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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/06/...45-spy-photos/

Since we recently got a good look at the next-generation CLA-Class, it's perhaps not that surprising that we would now see the high-performance Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 compact luxury sports sedan. Still, we're pleased to see that the hot sedan appears to be coming back, since it was by far the most enjoyable version of the outgoing model. The photos above show that it's a fairly traditional Mercedes-AMG upgrade with subtle, yet aggressive body modifications, and hopefully a monstrous engine under the hood.

Starting from the front, we can see that this new AMG will breathe better than the normal CLA. The grilles under each headlight have been enlarged, and an additional slot has been added between the main center grille and the one below it. The main grille also trades in the single, wide bar of the standard car in favor of an egg crate version. Odds are it's the "AMG Heritage" grille, and the vertical bars will feature chrome.

The CLA 45's sides are relatively untouched. The sideskirts are a bit lower and have a more aggressive lip to them. It is clear that the CLA 45 sits much lower than the regular CLA, too.

At the back, the CLA 45 appears to have a taller lip spoiler coming off the trunk lid. It's complemented by a much more aggressive rear bumper. Extractor vents (real or otherwise) are found aft of the rear wheels on the bumper. There's a very obvious diffuser design (real or otherwise, again), and it surrounds the quad-exhaust tips of the little sedan.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this car is what we can't see: the powertrain. We're expecting impressive things from the car since the outgoing model made a whopping 375 horsepower, one of only two factory four-cylinder engines to hit that mark. The other is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder in 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS models. We're expecting this engine to carryover from the current model, but with additional improvements to increase output. We wouldn't be surprised if Mercedes-AMG gets it to 400 horsepower, or at least seriously close. It should also make for an even starker contrast to the upcoming standard CLA-Class, which we expect will share engines with the new A-Class sedan.



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Exhaust looks aggressive, nice.
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looks like an improvement from the current... actually it would be difficult to do worse than the current one.
I am surprised it is not a hatchback sedan yet...
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Originally Posted by RPhilMan1 View Post
Exhaust looks aggressive, nice.
The rear with the camo and the exhaust reminds me of Stinger.
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
looks like an improvement from the current... actually it would be difficult to do worse than the current one.
I am surprised it is not a hatchback sedan yet...
I think the Shooting Brake could stand a chance at good sales here, not quite a wagon, so maybe a bit less of the US wagon stigma.
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I think CLA has really good potentials except Mercedes got the porportion all wrong due to its FWD layout... so the car looks like it has 2 saggy ends
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My gripe with the CLA is the abundant and obvious cost cutting measures on the inside... Only bought for the badge.
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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/m...ass-cla-sales/

The subcompact Mercedes-Benz A-Class will go on sale in the US early next year. And while it's easy to assume that this new model will serve as the replacement for the CLA, the truth is, these models will coexist in Mercedes showrooms.

During a media event for the A-Class in Seattle this week, a Mercedes-Benz representative told Roadshow the current CLA-Class will be sold until a new one arrives sometime next year. A redesigned GLA-Class crossover will follow.

The A-Class will be sold in front-wheel-drive A220 and all-wheel-drive A220 4Matic guises, and will "establish a new gateway for the Mercedes-Benz brand," according to one spokesperson.

As for how the A and CLA will get along side by side, Mercedes reps reference the relationship between the larger E-Class and CLS-Class cars. That is to say, the CLA-Class will be a bit more stylish and a bit more upscale, despite having similar powertrains and amenities.

That also means the CLA will be more expensive, fully eschewing its one-time position as Mercedes' sub-$30,000 entry point. A-Class pricing has yet to be announced, but it's expected to start below $35,000. That means the CLA-Class will likely come in closer to $40,000. And when you add in the options, it'll certainly crest $50,000 which is, well, a lot.

Critically, it's hard to imagine there's enough room in the subcompact premium sedan market to support both A- and CLA-Class models, especially at these higher price points. This specific segment currently only includes the CLA and the Audi A3, and on a broader scale, we've seen automakers shifting away from sedans altogether. That said, the new A-Class is a very good little car -- read our first drive story for the full shakedown -- so a second take on a compelling formula isn't necessarily a bad move.
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https://www.motor1.com/news/273737/2...cla-spy-video/

In Mercedes’ dictionary, there’s no such thing as cannibalization. The A-Class Sedan / CLA and E-Class Sedan / CLS pairs go to show these days some automakers believe in the saying “the more, the better.” There’s also the confusingly called GT 4-Door Coupe, essentially a hardcore and more practical E63 to fight the Porsche Panamera.

In this spy video shot during an extremely foggy day we get to see a future member of Mercedes’ compact car lineup, the second-generation CLA-Class. The baby CLS catering those in need of a more stylish A-Class Sedan has less camouflage than ever before and appears to be carrying the full production body. With full-LED headlights, sunroof, and sports seats with integrated headrests, we’re probably dealing with a fancier version of the coupe-ified four-door sedan.

As it’s the case with these niche models, the sloped roofline will definitely eat into the rear headroom and we have a feeling the trunk’s cargo capacity will also have to suffer for the sake of style. Should you want to carry more stuff but the C-Class Estate is out of your price range, you’ll be happy to hear Mercedes will come out with a CLA Shooting Brake part deux.

It goes without saying virtually all of the oily bits will be taken from the A-Class Sedan, including the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine powering the A35 hot hatch with 302 hp (225 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) on tap. As a matter of fact, the CLA35 was spotted earlier this month testing as a fully disguised prototype with the same oval exhaust tips as the A35.

Eventually, there’s going to be a new CLA45 with more than 400 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a drift-happy 4Matic all-wheel-drive system inherited from the A45 due to be unveiled in 2019.





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https://jalopnik.com/the-2019-merced...cer-1831559194

Visually, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA isn’t terribly different from the car that it replaces. But it’s bigger, has a nicer (looking) interior, and there’s a lot of tech on board. That and there is, tantalizingly, the prospect of a manual.

Unveiled at CES, the new CLA is apparently 48 mm longer, 53 mm wider and two mm lower than the previous generation, as published by Australian news outlet Redline. This means improved rear seat room, more legroom, and additional shoulder and elbow room.

Inside, you’ll recognize the basic setup from the new A Class, including the long screen from Mercedes’s new MBUX system. Driver assistance features include emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

The car that Mercedes has on the stand at CES is apparently the CLA250, which has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger that puts out about 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

And this is what’s most interesting, writes Redline:

A host of other powertrains will be available to customers when the CLA goes on sale later this year... The German brand says these powertrains will be paired to a mix of front and all-wheel-drive, and manual and automatic transmissions.
Huh, a new manual Mercedes! When was the last time anybody saw that happen? And if it’s true, will that option come to the U.S.?

We’ve reached out to Mercedes for more confirmation and will update when we hear back.



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