SPIED: C118 Mercedes-Benz CLA almost without camo

SPIED: C118 Mercedes-Benz CLA almost without camo

Here’s more photos of the upcoming C118 Mercedes-Benz CLA in prototype guise, this time with very little camouflage to the point where parts of painted bodywork can be seen. If it wasn’t clear the first time, the CLA and A-Class Sedan will coexist together to ensure every customer niche is filled.

Styling wise, it’s clear that the CLA has a sleeker body silhouette compared to the A-Class Sedan, and the differences extend beyond that. For instance, while the front may look similar, there is slightly more pointed nose and the lower intakes have a more slender shape to them.

SPIED: C118 Mercedes-Benz CLA almost without camo

Unlike the first iteration of the CLA, the roof and window lines aren’t as aggressively raked here, and have an inkling of CLS in appearance. At the rear, the CLA’s longer tail further contributes to its low-slung look, while other areas like the boot and taillights again resemble those on the CLS.

Much like the new A-Class range, the CLA will ride on the company’s new Modular Front Architecture 2 (MFA2), and be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The former will likely include high-performance powerplants that are specific to AMG models, which get their own specific enhancements.

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  • John Minum Teh 8X on Nov 12, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    The old CLA was so sempit. Hope this is more spacious

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  • Tee Four on Nov 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    A200 from 228k
    CLA200 from 248k.
    C200 from 260k

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  • Aaron Kwok on Nov 13, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Personally I think the older generation CLA looks better. This one looks like its face and rear have been squashed.

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