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SPIED: First Pictures Of Facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Emerge

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Jim Kem September 29, 2015 09:37

The facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spotted testing, wearing the requisite detail-obscuring garb. The car is due to make its way to showrooms towards the middle of 2016. 

These pictures won’t make anyone aghast over dramatic styling changes because, honestly, there are none visible here. Minor alterations are on the books this time around to bring the CLA into better resemblance to the facelifted A-Class.

From what we can gather via these photos from DPC Cars are that the new bits are focused on the front - there is a reprofiled front bumper and a new headlamp cluster. The rest of the car has come through seemingly without modification, at least on the exterior.

Reports from European publications have said that the new CLA will be the recipient of a revised suspension set up along with updated engines that improve upon fuel economy and carbon emission figures. A newer 376hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine will be fitted to the new CLA45 AMG, matching the A45 AMG.

Also, a change in naming designations are purported to be coming up as well. Petrol versions will be identified by just a number while diesel models will be denoted with a ‘d’ at the end of their names as opposed to the current ‘CDI’ and ‘Bluetec’.

 

About Jim Kem

"So if I push my leg down on this lever-thing, I'll somehow go faster? Woah.". I was 10 years old, and hooked. I spent a lot of my youth sketching cars and perfecting my monthly dream garage within a daydream - occasionally interjected with a chase scene, obviously. Cars move me. Things I can't get enough of: Porsches and torque.

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