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NY Auto Show Preview: Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG

On Superbowl Sunday, we got a chance to see Kate Upton and several other celebrities show off the new Mercedes Benz CLA Class in the CLA Superbowl commercial. While the CLA made it’s unofficial debut at the Detroit Auto Show, what was missing from the event was the upcoming AMG version, which is the version us gearheads are patiently waiting for since the unveil. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the CLA45 AMG will make it’s official debut at the New York International Auto Show.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

Mercedes-Benz offered a sneak peek of the all new CLA class for the North American market ahead of the Detroit North American International Auto Show today at a special event. This will be the first front wheel drive offering from Mercedes-Benz in the US market (Canadians got the FWD B-Class in 2005). The FWD model will be the only model available at launch this fall, with AWD variants of the CLA 250 as well as the CLA 45 AMG coming at a later date.

The CLA will be priced below the C Class, and above the B Class in Canada. Rumor suggests that the CLA will replace the C Class as the entry level Mercedes, while the next generation C Class, due out in late 2014, will be moved slightly upscale in both target market as well as pricing. The goal of the CLA class will be to attract a younger crowd to the marque, as Mercedes-Benz is targeting the 30-40 year old customers.

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