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Mercedes has unveiled its latest product, the CLA Class sedan at the Detroit Auto Show, an event which Indian Autos Blog covered comprehensively.

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Here is an official video which explains the car while exhibiting it under real world conditions. For starters, the Mercedes CLA Class is essentially an A Class with a boot and a swooping roof line to go with it.

The CLA Class sedan is available with variety of engines and has a maximum power output of 211 bhp. A much powerful AMG version called the CLA 45 AMG will joint the lineup in future.

Mercedes CLA Class front fasciaMercedes CLA dashboard

The front wheel driven CLA is based on the Mercedes MFA architecture like the A and B Classes but benefits from a specifically developed 4-MATIC all wheel drive system which is available as an option.

See more images of the Mercedes CLA Class from NAIAS 2013

The stylish sedan looks like a downsized CLS and aims to change Mercedes’ image of a middle aged man’s manufacturer. Apart from rendering a youthful and cool image to the three pointed star, the sedan is also touted to be a volume generator since it will be the entry level sedan in Mercedes’ portfolio, sitting below the C Class.

Mercedes CLA rear seatMercedes CLA rear fascia

Given that its hatchback sibling became the most successful model in the company’s history, the CLA Class comes with lot of promise.

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