It should be a 'Rebel in style', 'not conform', 'provocative', 'masculine'. Despite all affection and understanding for the fact that Mercedes needs to catch up, but this is very far-fetched. In addition, it redlines a little the women except those feeling 'masculine'. You may like to confirm the Concept Style Coupe that it still a step further leads the current appearance of the A-Class. And the introduction of the four-door coupé from Mercedes was brought well as the first company in the world of the cars. That's why the car indeed is called 'CLA', which is probably derived from 'CLS'.
It is a new and even a little bit courageous design that the company presents. Pleasant, that the recently somewhat exaggerated retro-style does not appear here. One gets the impression that the Daimler-designers (by the B-class) finally gets rid of somewhat older or at least somewhat conservative customers and can start completely new. Certainly, e.g. a new Scirocco, A3 or 1 Series Coupe will have to work quite nicely, just to score points.
That's more than a gimmick. It really seems that classic sedans, though not with appropriate notchback, everywhere will kept available in 'kitchens for design'. Who would still have then the idea, to denote the future Audi A3 in any form as Jetta successor? The in the newer design evolving soft and flowing lines seem to fit better for such a sedan than to a hatchback.
One can not help, the CLA at a drag coefficient from 0.23 to certify nearly a world record at the standard, after all, four-seater vehicles. This explains the significantly higher top speed, the fast driver also can interpret as corresponding fuel saving at the same speed. But whether the sensationally low air resistance, or simply only the design be to blame of the disadvantages?
First there is the low roof rear, due to the elegant lowering to the rear end of the coupe. This of course reduces the already not particularly abundant seat height on the rear seat. In addition, together with the low seating position comes the in front also perceived as very high window edge. A slightly walled feeling you already get.
Otherwise, Mercedes has not skimped at this body. At first go, in front is also to see no body part , which was acquired by the A-Class. Here you can suspect, where could possibly have remained a part of the surcharge of over 4,000 euros. 05/13