Mercedes The year 2019 begins with the unveiling of the CES of Las Vegas (from the 8th to the 11th of January) is devoted to the exhibition of second generation electronics CLA four-door coupe, Why did you choose an event outside the automotive sector?
The brand justifies it by using a marketing argument around the embedded technology. In fact, the new Mercedes CLA hasvocal and gestural commands and a very clever assistant who enters the service of the driver and his passenger by pronouncing the words Hey, Mercedes! ". A selling point that counts.
An improved style
But this one second generation of the Mercedes CLA will not only seduce customers with its high-tech content. A coupe with four doors is above all an attractive line. Under the direction of Gorden Wagener, the designers took over the recipe for the first version, which was launched in 2013 in the USA and refined to the smallest detail.
In fact, with its low roof and its Doors without framingThe CLA "1" (photos above) was beautiful in profile, although we were able to regret a short wheelbase because of overhanging something. On the other side, it was a narrowness of tracks that tended to give it height.
The new CLA corrects the shot with an increased distance of 3 cm between the axles (2.73 m), the front and rear moves, widened by 6.3 and 5.5 cm, and an increased length of 4, 8 cm (a template of 4.69 m).
Dimensions of new Mercedes CLA
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CLA 2 = mini CLS 3?
To put these elegant proportions even better in the limelight, the new Mercedes CLA takes over the ingredients that make up the success of its big sister, the Mercedes CLS of the third generation (photo below). As with a glued copy we find on the front sharp edges of the projectors and a trapezoidal grid.
And at the rear, the filiation is equally pronounced. Thin lights now consist of two parts, a license plate at the bottom of the plate and a horizontal insert showing the two exhaust outlets. In short, everything helps to visually expand the car and put it on the ground.
Beyond the style, Mercedes announces an optimized aerodynamics, which is fleshed out by a C.x 0.23.
Notice, by the way, that these first official pictures are the Mercedes CLA Edition 1, the exclusive Limited Edition is reserved for the launch. It is instantly recognizable when the rims are surrounded by an orange border. This color also attracts the bottom of the shields.
On board, the new Mercedes CLA takes on the furniture of the last Mercedes Class A. The dashboard consists of two digital screens arranged next to each other, and there is no cap above the instrumentation. the two digital disks have a panoramic format and are underlined by three turbine-shaped aerators. It is again Edition 1, which is characterized by orange accents, which revive a stretched leather in the cockpit and black Alcantara.
The new Mercedes CLA is also full ofdriving aids that brings you closer to the semi-autonomous driving, The crew includes the Active Distance Control Assistant, the Emergency Braking, the Traverse Assistants (between 60 and 200 km / h) and theadaptive LED lighting, Each projector consists of 18 individually controlled LEDs.
Marketed in May 2019
The new Mercedes CLA will be launched in May 2019. The manufacturer has not yet delivered the price or articulation of the range. For the time being only the version Mercedes CLA 250 Powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine with 225 hp and 350 Nm is announced. It's paired with a 7G DCT 7-speed dual clutch robotic transmission.
Mercedes showsregistered consumption at 6.1 l / 100 km in the mixed cycle and CO shares2 140 g / km, The offer will later be expanded to include gasoline and diesel versions, mechanical and automatic transmissions, as well as the engine 4Matic all-wheel drive,
Not to mention Class A, two variants CLA 35 AMG and CLA 45 AMG as well as the hunting silhouette: Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake, Case to follow.
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