This CLA prototype clearly displays an arched, CLS-inspired roofline, and a long front overhang.
Unlike the earlier CLC - which was based on the RWD W203 C-Class platform - this new CLA will be built atop the same modular FWD architecture that underpins the new B-Class.
Powertrains are said to include a 1.6 litre turbo petrol and a 1.8 litre turbodiesel, both of which will be offered in various power outputs.
These engines will be paired with either a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic, or a conventional six-speed manual.
A shooting brake wagon may also eventuate, however it will likely surface well after the CLA sedan's 2013 debut.
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