No longer the entry-level sedan of the lineup, the new CLA Coupe gets slightly longer and wider to further differentiate the car from the new A-Class. The design loses the aggressive lines of the original model for the sleeker and smoother look of the brand's current design language. Only one powertrain option has been announced so far and that's the four-cylinder CLA 250, which will be available with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and will include a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive option.
Mercedes has placed a large focus on the car's technology with features like a "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant feature and a gesture-based controls that can do things like activate the reading lamp by simply extending your hand toward the rear-view mirror. The car has also received a few tricks from the S-Class flagship with Intelligent Drive that brings features such as Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Pre-Safe Plus that can detect rear-end collisions.
The new CLA will be available later this year.