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We had recently brought you the news about Mercedes Benz currently in the development of a compact sports sedan which was rumoured to get the name CLC or CLA. Though we still cannot figure out the reason behind such a weird name, but here we have the first set of official pictures with length and breadths about the car model. The Mercedes Benz CLA sports coupe is supposed to be launched at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show next week and will become the entry level Mercedes in India, with pricing between Rs. 20-25 lakhs.
Being called the Mercedes Benz Concept Style Coupe (CSC), it looks similar to the F800 concept that Mercedes Benz showcased at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The car also borrows a lot of design cues from the recently unveiled Mercedes Benz A-Class. The Mercedes Benz CSC (or CLA, as you may call it) gets the same chassis and underpinnings called the MFA platform as the Mercedes Benz A-Class. It is expected to be powered by the same direct injection, 2.0 -litre turbocharged 4 cylinder petrol engine that is currently deployed in the new A25 and will develop a power of 208 BHP.
It might also include a diesel engine option like the A-Class but details about are not yet available. The Mercedes Benz CSC concept will also come with an AMG variant featuring a 2.0 -litre turbocharged gasoline developing more than 320 BHP of power coupled to an all-wheel drive system. It will rival the Audi A3 sedan which is 4,637mm (182.6 inches) long making it 46mm (1.8 inches) longer than the current C-Class sedan.
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