The Mercedes-Benz CLA will not receive any diesel engines in the United States because the carmaker is concerned that the extra costs will affect the model’s sales.
The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet and it was actually written by the guys at Car and Driver, recipe malady who have spoken to a source within the company. According to our source, the Mercedes-Benz GLA has a huge chance of hitting the United States auto market only powered by petrol engines. The only diesel engines available on Mercedes-Benz vehicles over-seas are found on the M-Class, on the GL-Class, on the GLK-Class and on the S-Class. The new C-Class generation will also get diesel options.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA has been officially unveiled during the 2013 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. The model in question stands at 56.6 inches tall, 182.3 inches long and 80.0 inches wide. The CLA is riding on the MFA platform and it’s based on the new A-Class generation, just like the GLA. Some of the features found on the four-door coupe include the heated front seats, GPS navigation system, Harman Kardon audio system, dual-zone climate control, silver accents, black trim and much more. The model is assembled in Hungary, at the Kecskemet facility.