Mercedes-Benz is within the means of updating its whole compact vary, and a prototype for the up to date CLA-Class Capturing Brake bought abroad has simply been noticed.
It follows the sighting in August of a prototype for the up to date CLA-Class sedan. Prototypes for up to date variations of the A-Class sedan, A-Class Hatchback, B-Class, GLA-Class, and GLB-Class are additionally out testing.
Observe, the up to date A-Class will not make it to the U.S. The present compact sedan will probably be discontinued right here after the 2022 mannequin yr, leaving the GLA-Class because the model’s entry level on this market. The up to date CLA-Class is anticipated to be bought right here, albeit in sedan kind solely.
The present second-generation CLA-Class arrived on the scene in 2019 as a 2020 mannequin, and in Mercedes custom we should always see the up to date model arrive in 2023 as a 2024 mannequin.
2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class facelift spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The prototypes are solely frivolously camouflaged, which is sensible for an replace. There seems to be a revised grille, revised fascias, plus tweaks to the internals of the lights at each ends.
Modifications inside are anticipated to incorporate a brand new design for the middle console and new graphics for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment hub.
It is not clear what’s deliberate for the powertrains, however extra energy could also be added, particularly for the CLA35 and CLA45 from AMG. The CLA-Class is presently provided within the U.S. with 2.0-liter turbo-4 engines, rated at 250 hp within the CLA 250 grade, 302 hp within the CLA35, and 382 hp within the CLA45. In different markets there’s additionally a CLA45 S grade with 416 hp on faucet.
Entrance-wheel drive is normal on the CLA 250, whereas different grades all come normal with all-wheel drive.
Despite the fact that the CLA-Class is not an enormous vendor, with Mercedes promoting simply 6,822 examples within the U.S. in 2021, it’s anticipated to stay round when Mercedes redesigns its compact vary across the center of the last decade. The identical cannot be stated for the A-Class and B-Class, that are anticipated to be dropped as Mercedes turns its focus extra towards decrease quantity, larger revenue margin autos.