For now, it’s still labeled a “concept car,” but it already looks like an almost production-ready electric vehicle. And a very complex electric vehicle at that: the Mercedes-Benz CLA concept has several surprises in store.
Of course, first and foremost, it’s about the design. The overall streamlined silhouette of the body remains unchanged, but the dimensions have increased (the total length exceeds 4.7 m) and the details have changed: rounded headlights and lights, large wheels, a translucent panoramic roof. And the Mercedes-Benz star reigns supreme everywhere, just take a look…
The interior continues the theme of multicolored LEDs that decorate the cabin and set the atmosphere inside. A special “decoration” of the cabin is the huge MBUX Superscreen panel, which combines three displays with wide configuration options and runs the MB.OS operating system.
By the way, pay attention to the details again – for example, the ventilation “turbine” with temperature indicators or the separately mounted seats. The Mercedes-Benz CLA concept car is only called a concept. But in fact, its exterior and interior give a very transparent hint of what the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA will look like: stylish, original, and modern.
The next Mercedes-Benz CLA is also supposed to be electric. And the electric component of the concept is almost more interesting than its appearance or interior. After all, the Mercedes-Benz CLA concept car uses the new MMA platform, which was created specifically for electric vehicles and can support 800-volt power supply technology. The latter reduces energy losses and increases charging speed: the promised power is up to 250 kW – or plus 400 km in 15 minutes.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA concept car offers a 175 kW (238 hp) electric motor that is combined with other drive components such as a power supply and a 2-speed transmission. Together they make up the MB.EDU module.
At first glance, the Mercedes-Benz CLA concept does not impress with its power. However, in its case, something else is more important: the possibility of economical driving with an electricity consumption of 12 kWh per 100 km – this makes it possible to cover up to 750 km on a single full battery charge. This has to be a class record!
However, the production version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA concept will have to wait about a year: the launch of the new electric vehicle is scheduled for the end of 2024.