2014 Mercedes CLA official reveal [Video]

CLA's design is clearly inspired from the CLS and the design of the Concept Style Coupé, thus creating a new compact sedan inserting itself between the A-Class, from which it takes some stylistic notes and the C-Class.

In the Europe the new CLA will be available with five engines. The petrol engines consist of a 1.6liter with 90kW (122hp) and 200Nm, another with 115kW (156hp) and 250Nm, a 2.0liter with 155kW (211hp) and 350Nm (258lb/ft). While for the diesels we have an engine with 2.0liter producing 100kW (136hp) and 300Nm, and another with 2.2litres offering an output of 125kW (170hp) and 350Nm.

Mercedes will offer a choice between a six-speed manual gearbox or with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission. Price begin at 28.977 euros for the CLA180 and finish at €38.675 for the most expensive petrol version, the CLA250, and
€37.991 for CLA220 CDI. You can start ordering your own CLA but it will only arrive at your dealer in April.

In the North American market only one version will be available, the CLA250 developing 155kW (211hp) and 350Nm (258lb/ft) mated to the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission. Sales will start Fall 2013.

Both in Europe and the USA you can choose a front wheel drive car or the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The fuel consumption will be nice, averaging 5 to 6l/100km for the petrol engines and 4 to 4.5l/100 for the diesels.

The top of the range CLA 45 AMG should arrive this year with a 2.0liter engine producing 350hp and 450Nm (332lb/ft).