Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser photo showing the upcoming A-Class-based CLA entry-level sedan.

Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser photo showing the upcoming A-Class-based CLA entry-level sedan. The photo was taken during the filming of a television advert.

Looking a lot less exciting than the digitally enhanced photos from December, the CLA reveals its A-Class roots and shows little resemblance to a baby CLS. Set to debut at 2013 NAIAS next week, the CLA is approximately 4.60 meters (181.1 inches) long and will be available with an optional all-new 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

Upon launch it will be sold as the CLA 180 with 122 HP (90 kW), the CLA 200 with 156 HP (115 kW), CLA 250 with 211 HP (155 kW) and a diesel CLA 220 CDI offering 170 HP (125 kW). In September at Frankfurt Motor Show the German firm will release the flagship CLA 45 AMG which is rumored to provide 335 HP (246 kW).

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