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Mercedes Benz CLA headed for Berlin

Mercedes has fully disclosed the type of things to come. After their success with the CLS four-door coupe, which was launched in 2003, this time they have come up with a new model also a four door called the CLA.

Just below the C-Class sedan, the brand new CLA is a four-door car, but one that offers style and dynamism. Its roofline is accompanied by very coupe-like frameless doors.

The auto major has also announced that prices in Europe will start at €28,977 for the CLA 180, producing 122 PS and 200 Nm of torque including Vat.

The Blue Efficiency version of the same CLA 180 with 1.6-liter engine keeps the power intact but reduces the fuel consumption to 5 l/100km and lowers CO2 emission to 118 g/km.
it takes 9.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h. This particular model costs the same €28,977 as the base CLA 180.

Then comes the CLA 200, which has the same 156 PS version of the turbo 1.6-liter as the C180 consists and costs €31,862. This is slightly faster, taking 8.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h with a maximunm speed of around 230 km/h.

The most potent petrol engine is the CLA 250’s 2-liter, which makes 211 PS and 350 Nm of torque. It comes exclusively with a 7G-DCT gearbox and pushes the car to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, with a top speed of 240 km/h. The CLA 250 is priced in Germany at a €38,675 including tax.

Eventually there’s is only one diesel in the range, the CLA 220 CDI, producing 170 PS and 350 Nm of torque from a 2.1-liter engine. It’s the greenest (109 g/km of CO2) and the most efficient (4.2 l/100km combined) of the lot, but costs €37,991.

Two chassis and suspension set-ups are available: the comfort suspension and the optional sports suspension that lowers the car by 0 mm (front) and 15 mm (rear). The CLA will also be available with a new 4MATIC all-wheel drive system that has been developed specifically for this car.

More will be revealed at Fashion week at Berlin where this car will makes its debut. Till then let us savor the pictures.

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