2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA in Iceland Undisguised

Words Jim Davis | September 13, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz CLA production version was spied with no camouflage on its exterior while it was being driven in Iceland
Words Jim Davis September 13, 2012

Right place at the right time – that is how Bernhard Kohlmeier is feeling right now after he caught several undisguised photos of a future Mercedes-Benz CLA in Iceland where it was likely shooting a commercial for its big reveal next year.  Bernhard took the seven revealing photos from his hotel room at Northern Light Inn near the Blue Lagoon at Grindavik, Iceland.

The new B-Class has proven to be a huge success in Europe, but in the US, we have yet to realize the benefits of a petite luxury hatchback. But with the new CLA, also taking advantage of Mercedes’ new MFA (Mercedes Frontwheel Architecture) platform, a sedan with four door coupe lines, reminiscent of the Concept Style Coupe, it is the perfect vehicle to come in under the C-Class.

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Mercedes certainly seems to banking quite a bit on their new modular MFA platform with a planned five models based on the platform. The B-Class and A-Class, but we will also soon see a sedan, an SUV and possibly a also a coupe using the new platform.

The base model in the US will likely be called the CLA250 and will be powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 211 horsepower.  A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be standard across the range.