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Hot on the heels of the A 45 AMG’s local arrival, MBM looks set to introduce yet another sexy offering soon, as reader Ezal has spotted a black Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class on the NKVE. Could the baby CLS four-door coupe make its Malaysian debut before the year runs out?

The sole picture available doesn’t tell much, but clear to be seen are the upsized 18-inch bi-colour twin-spoke alloy wheels, full-LED rear lamps (optional in some markets) and Mercedes’ Urban equipment line, which adds the exposed exhaust pipes and black diffuser-like bumper cut-out. Also visible is the Night Package gloss black window frames.

While the model designation badge is out of view, it’s safe to assume that this is the base CLA 200 variant. Following the pattern set by the local A 200 and A 250 Sport pair, the higher-powered CLA 250 should be fully kitted out with the AMG Sport exterior package, which includes an all-around bodykit, lower sport suspension and 18-inch AMG wheels.

Like the A-Class it’s based on, the CLA 200 is powered by a turbocharged 1.6 litre engine with 154 hp and 250 Nm, while the CLA 250 gets a more serious 2.0 litre turbo four that makes 208 hp and 350 Nm. Both are equipped with Mercedes’ own 7-DCT dual-clutch transmission, and can get to 100 km/h in 8.6 and 6.7 seconds respectively.