After introducing an updated A-Class hatchback and sedan in October 2022, Mercedes is about to unveil a more stylish CLA. The teaser image shows a steep saloon, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if the CLA Shooting Brake was also unveiled at the same time. published on social media.
Given that the A-Class and B-Class models got a minor facelift, we wouldn’t expect much from the CLA duo. Turning up the brightness of the teaser reveals that the license plate now has an “E” suffix, indicating that the car in question has a plug-in hybrid powertrain. For hatchbacks and conventionally shaped sedans, the electric motor now delivers 107 hp, or seven more than before. The battery can be charged with 11 kW AC or 22 kW DC.
Mercedes will likely sell the 2024 CLA with a mild-hybrid petrol engine mated to a 7- or 8-speed dual-clutch automatic. gives a boost of If the debut also includes AMG, the CLA 35 could also get a mild-hybrid system and switch to an eight-speed DCT.
The styling changes are subtle considering how the A-Class got some modest modifications for its mid-cycle facelift. There are minor internal changes that continue to use the 10.25-inch dual-screen layout for the more expensive trim level.
For its next-generation compact car, dubbed “entry luxury,” Mercedes is reportedly intent on streamlining its lineup to just four models. CLA and CLA shooting breaks are obviously safe, as are GLA and GLB. You can’t say the same about the A and B classes as the German newspapers Handelsblatt A-Class hatchbacks and sedans and B-Class minivans will be dropped from the lineup in 2025, sources have told the automaker.