The all-new 2013 CLA250 from Mercedes-Benz features design cues from both the CLS and the design from the Concept Style Coupe with its frameless doors being the most evident one.
The new model features a radar based 'collision prevention assist' as a standard feature. At speeds above 4 mph, this braking system is able to warn the driver of obstacles and to anticipate braking force when the driver steps on the brake pedal.
The sporty CLA comes with a powerful turbocharged engine generating 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, as well as sport suspension and available 4MATIC all- wheel drive. The technical highlights of this new design icon include a new world record in aerodynamics for series production automobiles and a wide range of driver assistance systems.
"The response to the Concept Style Coupe was overwhelming. The most frequent comment by far was 'Please put this car into series production.' That's precisely what we are doing now," notes Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management for Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The CLA is a car that does not confuse 'mid-size' with 'mid-quality'. Its sporty design underscores the sporty side of the Mercedes-Benz brand."
More about the CLA-Class once it officialy gets introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show