The latest offering will combine looks with versatility
Mercedes-Benz touted the original CLA an “instant classic” when it first launched but admits that the new model — expected to be available for purchase towards the end of this calendar year — offers even more enhanced design and “supercharged intelligence.”
The carmaker has attained addition from subtraction, simplifying lines without changing the overall style of what has become one of its most popular vehicles. One long, fluid line reaches the front of the hood and extends over frameless doors, to the tail. On the inside, the dashboard resembles a wing shape that showcases the amount of technology that will help define this coupe.
Mercedes-Benz wants users to know about the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, or MBUX. The technology allows the driver and/or passengers to communicate with the vehicle by way of voice commands, which can begin with a straightforward “Hey Mercedes.” Hand gestures will play a big role, with the vehicle tech even figuring out whether gestures are made by the driver or front-seat passenger. Moving a hand in the dark will prompt a light to go on, for example.
The up-and-coming CLA Coupe offers ‘brilliance in every curve’
When the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe hits Holmes European Motors (Mercedes-Benz) in late 2019, users will get a mix of old and new.
The vehicle itself possesses a 2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, hitting 221 horsepower and a top speed of 130 MPH. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission system, which mirrors the same system in the current year’s CLA model, puts power in the driver’s hands, or feet.
The MBUX highlights the remodeled interior, which in addition to the voice-controlled 7-inch touchscreen display also shows off an illuminated space complete with 64-colored optional ambient lighting. LED headlamps, a panoramic roof and smartphone integration. The informational cluster is also 7 inches.
Some models will also give users assistance options, in the realm of driving, steering, speed, blind spots, route destinations, changing lanes and emergencies.
“We were impressed by the refinement, chassis, powertrain, and tech found in the new A-class, and the second-gen CLA looks to improve further on all of the A’s strong points,” said Daniel Golson, of Car & Driver. “For those who want a fashion-forward compact four-door, the new CLA finally seems to have hit the mark.”
Mercedes-Benz premiered the new 2020 model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past January.
About Holmes European Motors (Mercedes-Benz)
Holmes European Motors (Mercedes-Benz) is located at 1221 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Suite A, Shreveport, LA 71105 and you can contact them at +1 (318) 231-2785. Additional information can be located on the Holmes European Motors (Mercedes-Benz) website at www.holmesmercedes.com.
Holmes European Motors (Mercedes-Benz) is an Authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer in Shreveport, LA serving the Houghton, Minden, Ruston, Monroe, El Dorado AL, Marshall TX, and the surrounding area. They offer new, used and certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles, service, specials, parts and accessories. Holmes European Motors has brought together a team of automotive experts and service professionals who are fully dedicated to achieving excellence, bestowing great customer service, and reflecting the superior nature of the Mercedes-Benz name.
1221 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105