The future Mercedes-Benz CLA was photographed in Iceland where it was likely shooting a commercial for its big reveal next year.
A tourist took the seven revealing photos from his hotel room at Northern Light Inn near the Blue Lagoon at Grindavik, Iceland. Little did he know at the time that these photos are the first ever showing the Mercedes CLA without any camo.
The new B-Class has proven to be a huge success in Europe, but in the US, we have yet to realize the benefits of a petite luxury hatchback. But with the new CLA, also taking advantage of Mercedes’ new MFA (Mercedes Frontwheel Architecture) platform, a sedan with four door coupe lines, reminiscent of the Concept Style Coupe, it is the perfect vehicle to come in under the C-Class.
Mercedes certainly seems to banking quite a bit on their new modular MFA platform with a planned five models based on the platform. The B-Class and A-Class, but we will also soon see a sedan, an SUV and possibly a also a coupe using the new platform.
The base model in the US will likely be called the CLA250 and will be powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 211 horsepower. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be standard across the range.