Mercedes-Benz CLA Preview

Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG

Ahead of its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next month, it appears that the all-new Mercedes-Benz has been revealed in a series of stylized press images. The pictures, which first appeared on the site Auto Monthly, show the AMG-prepared version of the car, so don’t expect quite such an aggressive bodykit or wheel arch-filling alloys on the more pedestrian versions of the CLA.

When sales start in April 2013, in Europe to begin with, the CLA will be available with four different engine options. The CLA 180 BlueEFFICIENCY with 122hp, the CLA 200 BlueEFFICIENCY with 156hp, and the CLA 250 BlueEFFICIENCY with 211hp. A diesel option comes in the form of the 170 CLA 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY.

Later in the year more drivetrain options will become available, including the all-wheel drive CLA 250 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY model with 211 hp, and the top-spec CLA 45 AMG 4MATIC which features a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine producing 354 horsepower and is connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

In the video below you can see a camoflagued version of the CLA AMG undergoing testing in Austria ahead of its official unveiling.

Source: Auto Monthly

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