Mercedes-Benz CLA, a four-door coupe built on the platform of the A-Class, but with the dimensions of a C-Class will enter in Mercedes showrooms in 2013. For now, the Germans give us some clues about the future model through the Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept.
Mercedes introduced a concept that will be the headline at Auto China 2012 in Beijing, an event which opens its doors next week. Officially called Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept, the German prototype announces an entirely new model in the range of the Suttgart manufacturer.
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Get used to the CLA name. It will be the name under which will be known the production model that would result from the concept presented and is considered by the auto world to be the CLS’s younger brother.
Situated in range below the current C-Class and above the new A-Class, the four-door coupe with which the Germans will try to attract customers who don’t want a big car, but for which the elegance offered by Mercedes-Benz is a goal to be reached by this new car. Essentially intended for young people who haven’t yet founded a family, the future Mercedes-Benz CLA will be officialy launched in 2013.
Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept comes with elements that will be found in corpore on the production version. Obviously, the production version won’t have the design fireworks characteristic to concepts, such as futuristic mirrors, the design of optical blocks, the complex door handles or the green interior inserts. However, silhouette, the general lines, the big doors and the shape of frontal area will be taken as they are by the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA that we will able to see in showrooms.
Obviously, the dimensions will be similar. With 4.64 meters (182.7 inches) long, the German coupe is just a few millimeters longer than the C-Class, but comes with a reduced height of 5 centimeters (2 inches).
Under the Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept bonnet we have a 2.0 turbo engine of 211 HP (157 kW/214 PS), which delivers power to the front wheels. On the serial version is very likely to see a CLA 45 AMG version based on this engine (which will have around 350 HP) and, of course, 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept via | Mercedes-Benz