The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch the “baby CLS”, which is expected to be known as the CLC, during the 2012 New York Auto Show in April.

Even if there is no official word on presenting the Mercedes-Benz CLC in a world debut during the 2012 New York Auto Show, which will open its gates in April, rumors are saying that the “baby CLS” will hit the United States automotive event in a concept form. Initial rumors on the CLC were saying that the new sedan in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup will hit the market in 2013, and it seems that those rumors might be much more.

The new Mercedes-Benz CLC is expected to be powered by a turbocharged petrol engine, a 1.6 liter in two versions, which will be developing a total output of 121 BHP and 154 BHP, along with two diesels, a 1.8 liter in two outputs, 108 BHP and 134 BHP, and a 2.1 liter unit with two choices, 168 BHP and 201 BHP, all of them mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The AMG version is expected to get a 2.0 liter twin turbocharged engine, which will generate 296 BHP, mated to a dual-clutch transmission.


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