Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020 Officially Unveiled in Las Vegas
CES 2019, the traditional technology fair in electronics held in the gambling capital Las Vegas, begins to become an important automotive show. Preparing for the change has already begun with the presence of several industry news, because the NAIAS in Detroit, is ready for the summer of Michigan, from 2020.
Thus, Daimler took advantage of the change of address in January to launch the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020. Already seen in photos that leaked yesterday, the four-door coupe follows its proposal to be a smaller brother and much more account of the very expensive CLS. Slightly larger than the previous one, the model uses the MFA2 platform with extended wheelbase, as well as length and width. Only the height is 2 mm lower.
In the visual, the look became more sporty, with new headlights with differentiated LED daytime running lights, extended grille and redesigned bumper, as well as the rear, where the LED taillights became sharper, especially on the trunk lid. The rear bumper with creases on the sides and exhaust vents wrapped in an attractive design draw attention.
Inside, the ambience enhances the Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020 luxury proposal with MBUX turbine, cluster and multimedia air diffusers with two integrated, configurable 10.25-inch screens totaling 20.5 inches, seats in microfiber with integrated headrests, redesigned console, panoramic sunroof and sporty steering wheels.
In the mechanical part, in addition to the 2.0 Turbo engine of 221 horses and 35.7 kgfm of the CLA 250 version – which here should be flex – the Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020 comes with 7G-DCT seven-speed gearbox, front or all-wheel drive, as well as multilink rear suspension now supported on a subchassis. The aerodynamic coefficient has dropped from 0.23 to 0.22 and active driver assistance systems are standard. The stylish coupe should arrive in Brazil in 2019.