The New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Is Bigger, Looks Better, And Goes Upscale

Mercedes-Benz plans to reveal the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA today at the CES in Las Vegas. However, I got my hands on a few fantastic photos before Mercedes-Benz officially revealed them, and I can tell you right away - the 2020 CLA looks the business. While all the 2020 Mercedes-Benz specs are still hidden somewhere in the Daimler hard drive intestines, I did find out that the new car is longer, wider, and lower. Plus, thanks to a few teasers, I can see that the inside of the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a far nicer place than ever before.

How Does The New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Look?

Here's Your First Look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Before You're Supposed to See It
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The first look at the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA reveals that Mercedes-Benz designers strive to create a car similar to the CLS. Smaller and neater, of course. But also considerably more upscale compared to the predecessor.

With the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan, the CLA can move a bit upscale and come a number of cool goodies that weren’t available back when the CLA was the cheapest Mercedes-Benz in the U.S.

This one won’t be the cheapest Benz here, mark my words.

The considerable change in size looks like this: the new CLA is 48mm (1.89in) longer, 53mm (2.08in) wider, and 2mm (0.07in) lower compared to its predecessor. A great deal of the added inches went into the creation of a far roomier cabin and a much-needed improvement of room for rear passengers.

Why Did Mercedes-Benz Choose To Show The 2020 CLA At CES In Las Vegas?

Here's Your First Look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Before You're Supposed to See It
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The answer to this question is on the dashboard. Although it uses nearly the same layout as in the A-class and the B-class, the MBUX infotainment system has learned a few more magic tricks, and we will know more about them after the new CLA debut today.

The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Edition 1, that will debut later today, should give us a clear look into some other cool features the new CLA is likely to introduce.

First of all, I expect it to get that 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, but with a bit more grunt (up from 188 horsepower) and more torque. I also expect updated tech such as emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Interestingly enough, Jalopnik reports that the one to debut at the CES will be the CLA250 Edition 1. This means it will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Different Versions Of The New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA?

Here's Your First Look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Before You're Supposed to See It
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Apart from the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Edition 1 (it will be loaded like there’s no tomorrow), I expect a version with an all-wheel-drive system and I expect Mercedes-AMG to announce the debut of the AMG CLA35 and the AMG CLA45. They will most certainly come into play.

So, in short, the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA will be offered as a front wheel drive car or an all-wheel-drive car. It will also come with an automatic (possibly with a manual transmission as well - at least for Europe and Australia,) and high-end trims will carry the AMG plaque.

Further reading

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Spyshots Exterior
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA.

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Spyshots
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.

2014 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the current 2014 Mercedes-AMG CLA45.

2014 - 2015 Mercedes CLA-Class High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Source: Redline Cars

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