Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: design gallery
The official design sketches and information on the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, the compact four-door coupé unveiled at the past Detroit Show.
From the official Press Release:
Its sporty proportions and dynamic design idiom, with its interplay between concave and convex surfaces give this four-door coupé its unmistakable look.
The vehicle’s features include the hood embedded in the front end with powerdomes and the diamond radiator grille.
The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp cover glass have been arranged in such a way as to create the characteristic “flare effect” for the daytime driving lights and indicators.
This light signet defines the car’s energetic appearance and shapes a new Mercedes face.
The CLA represents a further development of the modern classic Mercedes-Benz CLS.
Three prominent lines give structure to the vehicle when viewed from the side: the front structural edge over the wings flows towards the rear end in a characteristic dropping line.
Another, more sinewy line spans the shoulder muscle above the rear axle, while the third feature line extends in a sweeping curve from the front wheel towards the rear. Together, these lines lend depth and dynamism to the side profile.
The gently sloping roof contour and the pronounced, hallmark curvature of the rear window provide the CLA with a coupé-style character from the rear, too.
The athletic impression from the rear results from the drawn-in C-pillars in conjunction with the shoulder muscle over the rear wheel arch linings.
The tail lights are framed by the muscular lines of the shoulders which extend into the rear end, the horizontal orientation of the lights emphasizing the rear’s powerful and aesthetic breadth. The light functions feature an arrow-style arrangement.
A large panoramic sliding sunroof is optionally available. This sunroof consists of a fixed polycarbonate cover at the front, a moving element made of mineral crystal and side trims to match the glass look.
The exterior’s progressive, sporty appearance is continued inside the vehicle. All trim surfaces are galvanized, resulting in a metallic finish.
The instrument panel incorporates five round vents. The outer rings of the round vents have a high-quality electroplated finish. The airflow direction is governed by a galvanized insert.
The free-standing display screen features a black piano-lacquer-look front panel and, in combination with COMAND Online a flush-fitting silver frame.
The CLA is fitted with integral seats in the front and rear, underscoring its sporty character. The rear bench seat emphasizes the outer seats (2+1 seater).
Colored contrasting stitching is available, according to the selected interior appointment options.
A fiber-optic cable in the opening between head restraint and backrest is optionally available as part of the ambient lighting.