New Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed Motors

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Mercedes-Benz's compact cars recorded a total of 1,875 units sold, while the Mercedes-Benz Dream Cars recorded a total of 662 units sold, a 77% growth for the three-pointed star's "brand shapers".

The second-generation four-door Mercedes-Benz CLA will arrive with a sportier design than its predecessor. There's a pair of 10.25-inch screens, the first one replacing the conventional instrument cluster while the second acts as an interface for the infotainment system, along with a large touchpad. The new CLA-Class gets a fresh look and many upgrades inside as well.

You can find out more information about the new 2019 Mercedes CLA Coupe over at the Mercedes Benz website. The voice-control system, which the user activates by saying "Hey, Mercedes", is now able to answer complex questions like "What child-friendly Asian restaurants are nearby that are neither Chinese nor Japanese?"

As well as being able to make sense of your health data, and make changes accordingly, the new auto also has a brand-new Interior Assistant feature that responds to your gestures, as well as a new and improved version of the voice-controlled MBUX infotainment system.

Sharing the same front-wheel-drive configuration platform as the hatchback, the new CLA is 48mm longer, 53mm wider and 2mm lower than the model it replaces. We could also see a 4.0 liter bi-turbo V8 engine option.

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The new CLA, in many ways a shrunken version of the CLs in terms of its styling, does get a little longer and wider than before (two inches are gained in both directions). The CLA rides atop the same structure as the A-Class, but offers a swoopier look and more expressive details, such as a more aggressive front bumper and more graceful rear doors that don't end as abruptly as those on the current model.

The new CLA is longer and wider, but the roof is lower. Active adaptive damping will also be on the options list to switch between various suspension modes.

From launch the new CLA will be fitted with the 250 petrol - a four-cylinder unit developing 223bhp and 350Nm of torque - that will be paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with a series of petrol and diesel units to be announced closer to the model's release in May.

There are more generous elbow and shoulder proportions, and while head room has also improved those in the back will find the 3mm improvement meagre below the swooping roofline.

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