Mercedes Benz Cla
The release of a CLK class preceded display of the concept coupe in 2012. Then, the four-door concept car was presented at first in the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, then at the Chinese motor show and further at different international exhibitions during the whole year. The concept was equipped with a four-cylinder engine with a turbo-supercharging, 155 kW (211 horsepower). Among other characteristics of the coupe concept, there was all-wheel drive 4MATIC, automatic gearbox, "diamond" radiator grille borrowed from A-Class concept, an exclusive finishing covering of a body of "Alubeam", the red color of headlights in a waiting mode, the "blinkers" representing consistently lighting up separate points.
The production version of a new coupe by Mercedes-Benz with the internal C117 index was shown in 2013 at the North American International auto show, and its sales started in April of 2013 for the Europe market. Early models included CLA 180, CLA 180 Blue Efficiency Edition, CLA 200, CLA 250 and CLA 220 CDI. The virtual car of 2014 was presented at the Canadian International motor show in Toronto in 2003. The similar virtual model was shown at the New York International motor show in March 2013. The audience looked at the car via the special display which protected by rotating platform.
In 2013, Mercedes Benz CLA180 Blue Efficiency Edition model became the new champion on the coefficient of aerodynamic resistance which made only 0,22. Modifications are included by narrower tires (width of 195 mm / 7,7 inches), 15-inch light-alloy rims with aerodynamic pads and reduced clearance.
Information on updating of Mercedes Benz CLA class appeared in automobile media in 2015. After a year, CLA class was totally restyled. As a result, car models of 2017 received new head lights, corporate black radiator grille with the effect of "scattering of diamonds", modernized front bumper, another form of exhaust branch pipes, light-alloy wheels in new design and restyling of backward lamps with optional LED lighting.
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