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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:10:57 pm »
Looks pretty decent. Interior is straight out of the W177 A-Class complete with an improved MBUX system which will allow hand gesture control.


2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA brings its svelte looks to CE

Mercedes-Benz scored a hit with the original CLA. Combining sportiness and style, its attributes helped shine a positive light on the German firm's full compact car portfolio. Now a redesigned model has been revealed, with the covers coming off Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Due in showrooms in late 2019 as a 2020 model, the new CLA is bigger, more stylish and loaded with much more tech than the model it replaces. The car serves as a sportier alternative to the similarly sized A-Class sedan that's just been added for 2019.



Compared to the model it replaces, the 2020 CLA is both 2 inches longer and wider. This results in more interior space but also lends the car more presence on the road, especially when the available 19-inch wheels are fitted (18-inch wheels are standard). The overall design resembles a scaled-down version of the mid-size CLS, which is definitely a good thing.

Inside, the design matches the cabin of the A-Class. There is a dual-screen interface with 7.0-inch screens for both the instrument cluster and infotainment hub, the latter with touch capability. These can be swapped out for larger 10.25-inch units.

New in the 2020 CLA is an enhanced version of the smartphone-like infotainment system known as MBUX. Among the new features added is an assistant that identifies operation requests on the basis of hand movements. For example, it enables the adaptation of screen content as soon as a hand approaches the touchscreen in the dashboard or the touchpad on the center console. Individual elements are highlighted according to the currently active menu.



There's also augmented reality for navigation and an ability to understand indirect voice commands. The latter can answer internet search-related questions like "What time is the Chicago Bears game tonight?" or "How old is the universe?" or "What did the Dow close at today?"

Naturally, there are also new technologies concerning actual driving. For the first time, the CLA is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations thanks to new electronic driver aids. These include, either standard or available, adaptive cruise control with route-based speed adaption, active lane control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitors with cross traffic warning.



Only one version of the 2020 CLA has been announced so far, a CLA250 with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that delivers 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Its engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and spins the front wheels as standard. All-wheel drive will be available.

Further out, the AMG division will add CLA35 and CLA45 models. These will also pack 2.0-liter turbo-4 engines, but with outputs of around 300 and 400 hp, respectively.

Pricing information for the 2020 Mercedes CLA will be announced closer to launch.




Link: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1120787_2020-mercedes-benz-cla-brings-its-svelte-looks-to-ces
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 05:20:24 pm »
It looks pretty good from some angles, but in that last picture, it looks enormous. Like a mid-2000s Camry.
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 05:55:42 pm »
Yeah, it does look a bit portly.

That interior though, what a huge improvement over the current one.  It looks amazing.

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 06:15:36 pm »
Still don't get the point of this.

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 06:30:24 pm »
Still don't get the point of this.

lol I don't get the point of like half the models that MB/BMW make these days, but they keep making them so I guess people are buying them.
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 06:30:29 pm »
Still don't get the point of this.

Finally some competition for the ... uh, Kia Stinger?
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 10:03:23 pm »
Still don't get the point of this.

In theory, a sexier A-class.

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 05:45:16 am »
Its not bad looking, but it looks so similar to the normal A-Class. From cawimmer430's thread on the A-class:




vs the OP in this thread:



If they were the same colors it would be hard for me to tell them apart.

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 07:55:34 am »
Still don't get the point of this.

Supposedly it's a sportier (and slightly bigger) A-Class Sedan - excuse me, Coupe:tounge:

It's positioned above the A-Class Sedan and below the C-Class.
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 07:55:59 am »
Finally some competition for the ... uh, Kia Stinger?

No, the Bentley Mulsanne.  :ohyeah:
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 07:59:17 am »
Its not bad looking, but it looks so similar to the normal A-Class. From cawimmer430's thread on the A-class:

If they were the same colors it would be hard for me to tell them apart.


Side view. A-Class Sedan looks a bit "porkier", CLA looks sleeker. ;)

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 10:12:10 am »
Good thing the sedan has that crease across the top of the doors so we can tell it apart.

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 10:23:53 am »
No, the Bentley Mulsanne.  :ohyeah:

Yeah, or the Ford Crown Vic, Taxi Edition. :devil:
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 10:30:28 am »

Side view. A-Class Sedan looks a bit "porkier", CLA looks sleeker. ;)


Interesting - I view it as the opposite. The higher hood/rear window/trunk lines make the CLA look porkier to me, not that it's a huge difference either way.

I've never been a fan of the "coupe" sedans though, even the ones that are near-universally acclaimed as great looking cars.
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 10:44:10 am »

Side view. A-Class Sedan looks a bit "porkier", CLA looks sleeker. ;)


Lots of little differences in the body panels, lights, etc.  Are they pretty much the same size?
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 12:04:50 pm »
Supposedly it's a sportier (and slightly bigger) A-Class Sedan - excuse me, Coupe:tounge:

It's positioned above the A-Class Sedan and below the C-Class.
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 12:27:56 pm »

Side view. A-Class Sedan looks a bit "porkier", CLA looks sleeker. ;)



I feel if both had blacked out trim, and the same wheels they'd be virtually identical.
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 12:35:58 pm »
Interesting - I view it as the opposite. The higher hood/rear window/trunk lines make the CLA look porkier to me, not that it's a huge difference either way.

I've never been a fan of the "coupe" sedans though, even the ones that are near-universally acclaimed as great looking cars.


I always viewed it as a marketing gimmick. It was fresh and "original" with the first generation CLS, but afterwards it was just slapped onto some SUVs and entry-level sedans (CLA).
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 12:38:00 pm »
Lots of little differences in the body panels, lights, etc.  Are they pretty much the same size?

The photo I posted does not show their real size and length. But here's the data:

Length

A-Class Hatch = 4419mm

A-Class Sedan = 4549mm

2019 CLA "Coupe" =  4688mm


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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 12:40:35 pm »
I feel if both had blacked out trim, and the same wheels they'd be virtually identical.

I do see a visual difference thanks to the different head- and rear-lights and the sleeker rear window of the CLA. I am certain that if I saw these on the road I'd be able to tell them apart instantly.

On the other hand, I still need a second or two to differentiate between the current C-Class and E-Class!  :tounge:
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 01:31:09 pm »
The CLA is lower. The roofline isnít as high

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 02:29:24 pm »
The CLA is for people that really like the A sedan but wished it was more expensive.  Thankfully, Mercedes has got you.

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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 02:35:30 pm »
The CLA is for people that really like the A sedan but wished it was more expensive.  Thankfully, Mercedes has got you.

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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2019, 05:25:49 pm »
The CLA is for people that really like the A sedan but wished it was more expensive.  Thankfully, Mercedes has got you.

Supposedly the CLA will be sportier than the A-Class Sedan. I'm really curious about the first reviews of this new car. I definitely think it's going to be a winner like the new A-Class Hatchback/Sedan; MB really nailed it with these new entry-level cars compared to the lackluster predecessor A-Class/CLA/GLA cars, which were good cars but bad Mercedes'.

I'm giving the B-Class a pass because it was roomy and practical and had good outward vision.  :ohyeah:
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 06:03:46 pm »
Supposedly the CLA will be sportier than the A-Class Sedan. I'm really curious about the first reviews of this new car. I definitely think it's going to be a winner like the new A-Class Hatchback/Sedan; MB really nailed it with these new entry-level cars compared to the lackluster predecessor A-Class/CLA/GLA cars, which were good cars but bad Mercedes'.

I'm giving the B-Class a pass because it was roomy and practical and had good outward vision.  :ohyeah:
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Your A Class is excellent. The CLA is a complete waste of time, space and money
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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 02:30:06 pm »
The CLA is a complete waste of time, space and money

The original CLA was a sales success. Thereís clearly a market for the new model, even with the A-Class Sedan around. Just chill and wait for the first reviews.  ;)


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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2019, 11:02:22 am »
Some more photos. Wow, it looks sharp in white. This looks so much better proportioned than the A-Class Sedan. A shame there won't be a Shooting Brake version.

Love the interior - I am biased.  :tounge:















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Re: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Revealed
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2019, 09:10:32 am »

Side view. A-Class Sedan looks a bit "porkier", CLA looks sleeker. ;)



The A Class looks so much better.
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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2019, 02:18:21 pm »
The A Class looks so much better.
Especially compared to what they used to look like...

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