Mercedes CLA Forum
Close
Login to Your Account
Mercedes CLA Forum
Notice
Security and Data Breach Notification Click Here

» Welcome to MercedesCLA.org - A Mercedes-Benz CLA Forum


Welcome to MercedesCLA.org, the Internets largest Mercedes CLA forum. MercedesCLA is a community dedicated to the all new Mercedes-Benz CLA and CLA45 AMG. Our goal is to be a friendly community comprised of CLA owners and other car enthusiasts. We have many areas of interest on the site, including our CLA Forum, CLA pictures and photo gallery as well as CLA videos. We have forums dedicated to all the various CLA models as well, including the: CLA 250, CLA 220, CLA 220 CDI and CLA 180/BlueEFFICIENCY. We also offer assistance with Mercedes-CLA Ordering, Release Dates, Pricing and the best dealerships to work with. To participate fully in the site all you need to do is register, it's quick and free.

You can jump to some of our more important areas with the links below.

A Front-Wheel Drive Mercedes-Benz Roadster?

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:47 PM - by TorqueNews
As Mercedes-Benz begins to reduce the number of architectures it uses for their vehicles, an interesting question pops up: Could Mercedes-Benz do a front-wheel drive roadster? Will Maley reports from TorqueNews.com.

Name:  mercedes.jpg
Views: 16081
Size:  162.6 KB

Crazy?! Not so when you consider the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and GLA-Class use a front-wheel drive architecture. A possible candidate could be the next-generation SLC roadster.

“A front-wheel-drive roadster is a very different animal,” said Mercedes-Benz chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche to CarAdvice when asked about the SLC possibly moving to a front-wheel drive platform.

There is some method to this possible madness as more and more buyers are drifting towards sedans and crossovers. This is turn means not as many roadsters are being sold and causing an automaker to lose money, something Zetsche is aware of.

“Going forward, we all know there are big expansions in the auto industry, and those expansions are more to sedans and SUVs than sports cars. Within this climate, we have to look also at our coupes and convertibles and roadsters,” said Zetsche.

But not many people buy a roadster because its drive layout. They buy it for the design, something Zetsche points out.

“Especially the Mercedes-Benz long hood and the long space between the wheel and the front door, which is a signature. That is very much learned, and inherent to the brand.”
  2 Replies | 532 Views


CLA is getting a facelift in 2017

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:41 PM - by NickJ
Name:  mercedes-cla-facelift-2-1.jpg
Views: 137281
Size:  110.7 KB

Noah Joseph from Autoblog:

It's only been a couple of years since Mercedes launched the CLA-Class, but it appears the German automaker is already preparing mild revisions for the compact four-door.

Spotted undergoing testing at the company's R&D center in Sindelfingen, Germany, this disguised prototype is likely packing many of the updates that were recently applied to the A-Class hatchback with which the CLA shares most of its underpinnings. As you can see, the front end is camouflaged to disguise the shape of a new grille, bumper, and headlights. Expect similar revisions to be applied to the back as well.

Don't expect any drastic mechanical changes in most of the models, which will surely cut the svelte model's fuel consumption and carbon emissions incrementally. We can likely look forward to the arrival of the new AMG version that will hopefully pack the revised 2.0-liter turbo four that produces 381 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in the updated Mercedes-AMG A45 – a not-insignificant boost of 36 hp and 18 lb-ft over the existing version.

Mercedes won't pass up the opportunity to update the interior with new trim and equipment. That should mean a bigger infotainment screen, a new instrument cluster, and even more comfortable seats. Look for all this and more when the revised CLA arrives sometime next year, likely as a 2017 model.

Name:  mercedes-cla-facelift-8-1.jpg
Views: 131362
Size:  113.6 KB

Gravy and more photos: Mercedes CLA facelift spotted in Germany
  27 Replies | 11,715 Views


Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast


» Recent Threads

  Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
08-15-2016 11:34 PM
Today 10:13 AM
by 2katman2
61 1,154 Off-Topic Discussion
Road trip ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
Texas Dave
08-24-2016 11:35 AM
Today 10:11 AM
by 2katman2
40 634 CLA General Discussion
FS Pedal Commander
yvanchartrand
08-26-2016 07:26 PM
Today 09:14 AM
by lccla
3 102 Parts for Sale / Wanted
10-26-2013 08:46 PM
Today 06:52 AM
by gqtrebor
42 15,533 CLA Interior Styling
12-26-2014 01:47 PM
Today 05:01 AM
by danyalmgren
212 35,468 CLA Exterior Styling
08-25-2016 11:56 PM
Today 04:38 AM
by OOOSQ
14 309 CLA Performance
08-26-2016 11:00 PM
Yesterday 09:31 PM
by reylovespayia
8 199 CLA Problems/Issues/Complaints
08-25-2016 04:49 PM
Yesterday 08:46 PM
by springer3
8 178 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
08-23-2016 10:50 AM
Yesterday 07:12 PM
by 07SGT
31 717 CLA General Discussion
07-06-2016 11:12 PM
Yesterday 06:52 PM
by jmc
37 1,649 CLA General Discussion

» Search tags for this page

cla forum
,
cla forums
,
cla forums mercedes
,
cla250 forum
,
claforum
,
forum cla
,
forum mercedes cla
,

mercedes cla

,
mercedes cla forum
,
mercedescla
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Focus RS

The Focus RS is coming! Focus RS Forum http://www.FocusRS.org

» Stats

Members: 10,721
Threads: 12,847
Posts: 172,310
Top Poster: Sue Esponte (3,783)
Welcome to our newest member, burberry398

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Premium Sponsors

» Sponsored Links

» Site Navigation

» Today's Birthdays

None

» Albums Pictures

» Online Users: 433

12 members and 421 guests
Most users ever online was 18,550, 04-13-2014 at 05:08 PM.
About Us
We are a community dedicated to the all new Mercedes-Benz CLA & CLA45 AMG. We offer Benz CLA Pictures, Aftermarket Accessory discussion, Questions and Answers and much more from CLA Owners across the world. Thank you for visiting the best CLA Forum on the Internet.
Join us
Register
If you woud like to join our community simply click the following registration link: Register @ MercedesCLA.org