Western European automotive media reported that the 2019 lineup of the famous German brand will fill the car, which should be very popular rival Audi TT. Message does not appear sensation – rather surprising that the novelty should appear so late.
Several British and German automotive publications almost simultaneously reported that in a few years the market will be a compact coupe brand Mercedes-Benz. As you might guess, it will be based on front-drive platform MFA and will be so closely related to the model CLA – by analogy with larger compartments, which are based on sedans C-, E- and S-Class. Under the hood of the new items will be four-cylinder engines – and will certainly AMG-version with engine capacity under 400 hp, the ability to accelerate to hundreds in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h.
But then the natural question arises, why wait so long – in fact turn into CLA sedan coupe can be a matter of months. According to journalists, the creation of a coupe is part of a larger project to translate all front wheel drive Mercedes-Benz models in the second-generation platform MFA. And it is bound in time to a new generation A-Class, which is expected to show the world just in 2019. Almost simultaneously with the hatchback will surely be updated and all “related” he models – including sedan CLA, which have in the process of generational change will be a two-door “little sister.”
It is logical to assume that at the same time with the coupe Mercedes-Benz engineers will design and compact roadster. But such a car would be a competitor for releasing now model SLK – and the final decision about who in this pair is “more than a second,” the German company marketers have not yet adopted.