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The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe is not only the most emotional vehicle in its class, it is also highly intelligent.

11 Jan 2019 | International News : Germany


The combination of the long, stretched entry line above the windows and frameless doors give the CLA Coupe its unmistakeable sporty and elegant character. Forming the front end is the striking front section, which is raked forwards like a shark nose with a long, stretched bonnet featuring powerdomes.

As in the A-Class the interior architecture is shaped in particular by the avant garde dashboard design 
With the greenhouse moved back, the sporty GT rear achieves a balance between elegance and sportiness. Featuring pared-down lines, the precisely modelled side profile provides an interesting interplay of light and shade.

Dispensing with the upper shaped edge of the side wall permits extremely muscular and athletic shoulder shaping, stretching from the front wheel arch through to the sculptured rear.

Flush with the outer edge of the body, the wheels with their flared wheel arches and wide track epitomise dynamism and give the vehicle a sporty presence. As such it does justice to its predecessor's status as a design icon.

In the interior, all elements are arranged according to the overarching design themes of 'high tech' and 'youthful avant garde' - be that the steering wheel, the door handle operating module, the centre console or the seats. As in the A-Class, the unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the avant garde design of the dashboard.

As a result, the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard extends from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. The widescreen display is completely free-standing. The lower section is visually separated from the main body of the instrument cluster by a 'trench', and it appears to float in front of the instrument cluster. The ambient lighting enhances this effect. The air vents in a sporty turbine-look are another highlight.

At the trade show presentation in Las Vegas, the CLA on display is the CLA250 with the powerful four-cylinder petrol engine (221bhp, 350Nm) with 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission.
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