Mercedes-Benz says the new CLA will be the most aerodynamic of all production cars. With it’s 0.22 drag coefficient, the Mercedes-Benz claims the CLA sets the new aerodynamic benchmark among all series production cars, beating electric cars such as the Chevy Volt.
The CLA-Class is aimed at winning over young Gen Y buyers, who comprise 75 million people in the U.S. and now are reaching car-buying age, but are not aspiring to buy a Mercedes.
The CLA is powered by a turbocharged 211-hp 4-cyl gasoline engine equipped with a start/stop eco system and coupled with a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. It will also be the first front wheel drive Mercedes-Benz.