Future Mercedes-Benz CLA shows up in video teaser ahead of its CES reveal

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The future Mercedes-Benz CLA is set to be shown in January at the Consumers Electronics Show. Two weeks ahead of its debut scheduled for the beginning of next year, the four-door coupe shows its sleek silhouette in a teaser video.

The video shows the lines of the car, but also the headlights, with the LED daytime running lights in the shape of boomerangs, that take over the style of the A-Class, introduced in February and recently designated as the safest car of 2018 by EuroNCAP.

Following the photo teaser shown two weeks ago, the 15-second short clip gives reveals that the front end of the CLA is also inspired by the CLS. As spy photos have revealed so fa, the car gets a more modern approach, with a sportier front bumper and wider air intakes, a more descending roofline, with the latter probably affecting the comfort of the occupants of the rear seats, as it will be chopping off a bit of headroom.

The cabin will standardly receive the two 7-inch displays, while top variants will get the larger 10.25-inch screens.

In the engine department, the CLA takes over from the A-Class, with the 1.3-liter and the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged unit, but also the 1.5-liter diesel, connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and optionally, to the all-wheel drive 4MATIC system. American and European markets should also expect the more potent CLA 35, powered by the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine with 300 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in less than 5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).  A more extreme AMG 45 variant, with more than 400 horsepower, is also in the cards, as revealed by the spy photos.