Mercedes-Benz CLA Class News

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG

    It’s a chainsaw in a box, revving behind your right ear. It’s firm, direct, unflappable. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG is a dab of Gorilla Glue applied right to the road. With more power, a showy body kit, and a racier interior, the CLA35 plays the middle ground between the new CLA-Class and the even hotter upcoming CLA45 AMG. BMW’s M Sport and Audi’s S cars have sliced lineups more finely, and now Benz gets it too: There’s ample space between its more pedestrian cars and its trackable toys. On a long loop toward snow-sloppy Flagstaff with a boomerang back...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, photo by Ronan Glon
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA priced with $30,000 in the rearview mirror

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 starts at $37,645, far more than the "sub-$30,000" price when it debuted as a 2014 model.

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Shooting Brake
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Shooting Brake revealed

    The second generation of the CLA45 Shooting Brake has been revealed and it boasts up to 416 horsepower.

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 unveiled: Big power in a small package

    The last thing you should know about the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 is that it makes more power than its predecessor. Yes, the new compact four-door coupe that debuted Thursday at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed sports a similarly sized 2.0-liter turbo-4, but it has more to talk about than just...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake revealed

    The Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake is a hot little wagon with 302 horsepower on tap.

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz used March's Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a redesigned CLA Shooting Brake, and sadly the automaker has no plans to introduce the second-generation model here. That means we'll miss out on cool AMG-enhanced version of the svelte compact wagon that are still being...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled the redesigned 2020 CLA at January's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but the versions we're more interested in, those from Mercedes-AMG, are still being developed. Yes, “versions” isn't a typo as AMG is working on two performance levels for the latest generation of Mercedes compact cars. There will be direct replacements for the current crop of 45 series cars, plus a new crop of slightly tamer 35 series cars, the first of which was the A35 hatchback unveiled in October at the 2018 Paris International Motor Show. We won't see the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is forbidden fruit for US buyers

    Americans still aren't too keen on wagon body styles, and that likely makes the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake off limits stateside. However, the compact wagon made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday where it will join the CLA sedan in Europe. The CLA Shooting...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and CLA Shooting Brake set for Geneva debut

    Mercedes-Benz has a bumper lineup for next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. In addition to concepts for an EQV electric SUV and Formula E race car, the automaker will also present an updated GLC and redesigned CLA Shooting Brake. The tweaks to the GLC, expected to be introduced for the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, photo by Ronan Glon
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA brings its svelte looks to CES

    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...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 spy shots and video

    Even though it's just launched the new 2019 A-Class sedan, Mercedes-Benz is planning a redesign for the similarly sized CLA. Prototypes for the new coupe-like sedan have been out and about for a while and a debut has been confirmed for next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in...

  • Teaser for 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA debuting at 2019 CES
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA teased ahead of 2019 CES

    Mercedes-Benz will use next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the world debut of its redesigned CLA. The car is expected in showrooms next summer as a 2020 model and will serve as a sportier alternative to the similarly sized A-Class sedan which launches for...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Despite Mercedes-Benz having just launched a new A-Class compact sedan, the automaker's other compact sedan, the CLA, won't be disappearing after the current model runs its course. A redesigned CLA has been spotted once again, this time with minimal camouflage gear. The car is due for a reveal next spring as a 2020 model, meaning it will trail the A-Class sedan by about a year. Thanks to the latest shots, we can already tell the new CLA will resemble a scaled-down version of the latest CLS. You'll notice Mercedes' sportier Panamericana grille poking out of the camouflage gear on the tester's...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesigned CLA, and like the outgoing model the new one will spawn a wagon variant known as the CLA Shooting Brake. A prototype for the redesigned CLA Shooting Brake has been spotted for the first time and reveals the sleek shape Mercedes' designers are planning. The...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes product roadmap confirms 2019 debut for next CLA, CLA Shooting Brake

    Mercedes-Benz last week presented its third-quarter financials, and tucked away in a lengthy document detailing the results was a slide providing a product roadmap for the coming year. First noticed by Motor1, the roadmap provides us with details that were already largely known but there are a...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Mercedes CLA/GLA due late this year, with Apple-like MBUX and plug-in electric power

    The new compact family of Mercedes-Benz cars due late this year will introduce a new architecture and eventually, more body styles than today’s CLA/GLA cars. Ola Källenius, Daimler AG’s head of research and product development, said on Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show that Mercedes...

  • Mercedes-Benz A Sedan concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Report: Mercedes to downsize engines for next-gen compacts

    The next-generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars are likely in for smaller powerplants, according to a new report from Autocar. Developed under the M282 code name, the engines will reportedly displace 1.2 and 1.4 liters and bear an inline-4 configuration. The German marque is said to be targeting...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA gets updates inside and out: Live photos and video

    Back in 2013, Mercedes-Benz ventured into new territory in the United States with the launch of the CLA compact sedan. However, despite the CLA being the first compact car from the German automaker in this market, it turned out to be a huge hit. Last year, Americans snapped up almost 30,000 of the...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake only arrived on the scene a year ago, but the compact wagon is already set to undergo a mid-cycle update. That’s because Mercedes is updating all of its compact cars, including the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake. We now have spy shots of the latter in updated form. Most of the changes will be cosmetic as the CLA range has just received some mechanical upgrades. These include the addition of the Dynamic Select driving modes system and adaptive damping suspension on regular models and extra power for the high-performance Mercedes-AMG variants. Thus for the...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Spy Shots

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class only arrived on these shores in 2013, but it's already approaching the midway point in its life cycle at which point the popular compact sedan will receive a subtle facelift. The changes will mirror those made to the related A-Class hatchback earlier this year. A...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)
    2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 And GLA45 Output Bumped To 375 Horsepower

    When Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated A-Class range last month, we learned that the high-performance A45 variant from Mercedes-AMG would be coming with an uprated engine spitting out a crazy 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. We also said that the extra spicy 2.0-liter turbo four would...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
    Mercedes-AMG Looks To Electrically-Aided Turbos For Compact Range

    Mercedes-AMG’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine used in the tuner’s compact cars like the A45 and CLA45 produces 355 horsepower, but Audi has upped the ante with its 362-hp RS 3 Sportback. Mercedes-AMG isn’t one to back away from a challenge and is reported to be...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
    Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Starting Price Rises To $32,425 For 2015

    Mercedes-Benz made headlines last year when it announced it would be bringing in its CLA-Class priced from just $29,900 before adding $925 in destination charges. Now, pricing is creeping up, with the 2015 model destined to be priced from $31,500 for the entry-level CLA250 model, an increase of...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake
    Mercedes-Benz Reveals CLA And CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake

    Mercedes-Benz has just taken the covers off its fifth compact car, the all-new CLA Shooting Brake. The newest addition to the Mercedes lineup is essentially a wagon version of the CLA-Class sedan, and it has been revealed today in both standard form and the high-performance CLA45 AMG variant...

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