Mercedes-Benz Teases the New CLA-Class – Reveal Coming at CES 2019

All will be revealed at CES 2019 in a couple weeks

We can’t see much of the new CLA-Class yet, but at least now we know what it’s headlights will look like.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Teaser
This is what the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will look like…at least what we can see of it. [Photo: Mercedes-Benz]

As every automaker tends to do, Mercedes is playing coy with the new CLA-Class. The current model sits in the range below the CLS-Class as Mercedes’ entry-level stylish coupe. Think of it like the new A-Class with some rear headroom lopped off to make it sleeker, and you’re pretty much there. To date, the CLA-Class has been the least expensive way to Mercedes ownership, starting just over $33,000. We obviously don’t know pricing for this new model yet, but it’s safe to assume it won’t stray too far from that mark.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
The current-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Even though this teaser is a little more revealing than Mercedes’ previous efforts, we still can’t see much either. However, as with the current CLA, you can infer what the new one will look like by taking a gander at the new CLS-Class:

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. [Photo: Mercedes-Benz]

Like a CLS, But Smaller

If it does — and it likely will — look similar to the CLS, then we know the new CLA-Class will have styling down. But why is Mercedes-Benz debuting the new model at CES? That’s because of the technology on offer.

As with the new A-Class, the headline feature of the new CLA-Class will be MBUX. That’s Mercedes’ latest generation infotainment system with an AI-powered assistant at your beck and call by way of voice commands.

What’s still a question mark are the powertrains the new CLA-Class will carry. Right now, Mercedes offers the CLA with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The base CLA250 cranks out 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the CLA45 manages 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, and both come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Stay tuned to for more updates! Check out the teaser video below: