*Double Clutch Transmission
Audi weakens currently though only in design, and BMW seems to lose itself in the i-world. Only Mercedes proceeds courageous, spends 100 million in the production of batteries and 100 million in the consolidation of the location Stuttgart. Despite a reorganization of the code letters, it remains the CLA.
It remains even the A, B, CLA and GLA class, of which will probably be sold this year about 450,000, at least a quarter of the car sales, not necessarily in the profits. The newest member now combines new design up front with proven rear. Shooting Brake is called the conglomerate, for the slightly higher loading rear impractical and with regard to the beauty to evaluate from you.
If coupé means 'cut off', it really is not true to the CLA, because with 4.63 meters in length can be no question of compactness. After all four doors are available. And towards the rear, the height does not decrease as much as it pretends the appearance. In addition, the drag coefficient of 0.26. In the CLA there are 0.23 respectively 0.22.
The coupé character is meant seriously. You can see this at the frameless windows which are not standard at an estate car. After all, it can not happen with the narrow windows graphic rear as with others, that the windows can not be wind down completely.
Many style elements provide the crouched position of an imaginary tiger ready to pounce. To this also contribute the two side lines that converge tighter rear. Much better than in the first CLS models of the Shooting-Brake, the rear is integrated. However, because there are tail lights only on its fixed part, the tailgate is kept quite small.
It remains the case, the CLA Shooting Brake will be more lifestyle than 'loading master'. Incidentally, the descriptions of the designs are becoming more compact: 'leitmotif of the designers was the sensual clarity as an expression of modern luxury.' You could not have said it better ... 12/14