Behind BMW and Audi in market share, http://mbusa.com” target=”_blank”>Mercedes-Benz is hoping to shed its stodgy images with the new CLA-Class, somewhat of a cross between the new A-Class and B-Class. Nimble enough to take on the likes of http://audiusa.com” target=”_blank”>Audi A3 and http://bmwusa.com” target=”_blank”>BMW 1-Series, Mercedes will also be adding the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system along with a http://mercedes-amg.com” target=”_blank”>AMG performance variant. Scheduled to launch during the 2014 model year, the CLA will likely be making its debut during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Though the general consensus has the debut on a much earlier date at next month’s http://naias.com” target=”_blank”>North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Till the official unveiling, Auto Monthly happened upon a few leaked renderings of the anticipated vehicle.
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