Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class to be launched in first quarter of 2015

Friday, Nov 14, 2014

Following a slew of launches this year, Mercedes-Benz is now all set to bring in the new C-Class later this month. But soon after its launch, the Stuttgart-based car maker will bring in what could be the biggest game changer to come off their stables - the CLA-Class.

The demand for entry-level luxury sedans has been on the constant rise and that is exactly the reason why we have already seen Audi bring in the A3 to our shores. The CLA-Class will compete directly against its compatriot but is expected to be priced slightly higher.

On the outside, the CLA-Class looks as sleek and well chiselled as its performance focused sibling. The large diamond grille at the centre of which is the tree-pointed star gives it a bold look. The projector headlamps, the leaning hood and the large air dams in the flaunt aggression.

At the back too, the LED tail lights and the curvy boot-line give it a youthful guise. Step inside and you will be welcomed by a very familiar looking Mercedes cabin.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will be made available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol CLA will sport a 1.6-litre unit that produces 122PS of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque. For those who prefer diesel powered cars, the CLA-Class will also come with a new 2.1-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that pumps 136PS and 300Nm.

With the A-and B-Class contributing nearly 20 per cent of Mercedes-Benz sales, it hasn't been difficult for Mercedes to understand the potential that the entry-level segment holds. The CLA-Class with its phenomenal looks and the coupe profile is most certainly destined to be a hot seller for Mercedes-Benz India.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz has already brought the CLA45 AMG to India.