Friday, July 25, 2008

Mercedes CLA?????


Is Mercedes really thinking about a CLS type 4 door coupe based on the new C Class???

Why not? But the real question is: why?

Is the Passat CC such a threat?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic looking car! Mercedes should forget about the (confusing and pointless) four door sedan and four door coupe marketing drivel ... shove the existing C Class design aside and make this the new C Class.

Anonymous said...

I guess the CLS is not narrow and tight enough enough. Maybe, we will see the CLB for the four-door A-class or B-class coupe in 2010.

Anonymous said...

Vince, I think you're mixing two projects : - the CLE, often spoken about in the German press, which would be positioned between the C-class and the E-class - the CLA, shown by you illustration, a new project, which would be positioned between the next B-class and A-class (that will no longer be a just a compact monospace for the B and a 3 & 5-door minispace for the A but a large family of cars including a coupé) and the current the C-class.

Anonymous said...

looks like a jetta

SlippedClutch said...

The whole "four-door coupe" gimmick is stupid. Rather than calling the CLA the "coupe" and the C-class the "sedan," why don't they just call them "Attractive" and "pugugly" respectively. In my opinion, the C-class has been a competitive flop for three model generations, and it needs to be ditched. The CLA is very nice.

mathew said...

Mercedes would be better off bringing this over in the gas crunch.

Anonymous said...

There is not 'class' in the C-class anymore...Is might just as well be a Mazda.

- V - said...

Firstly that is just a bad shop of the gorgeous Ford Verve concept (4-door Fiesta). Secondly why would it mean Mercedes is threatened by the Passat CC? They invented the 4-door Coupe and have more niche vehicles than anyone else, so it was only a matter of time for such a vehicle to happen. This will be a 4-door coupe which will slot above the A-Class, hence the A in CLA.

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

I guess there's a lot of 3-series fanboys out there? I think the C-Class is arguably more interesting as far as compacts go.

And I kinda agree that this CLA (illustration?) looks like the current Jetta (headlights and front-drive proportions)

Anonymous said...

gas crunch...Is that captain Crunch's idiot brother?