Yesterday Mercedes made an official press release announcing the new Mercedes Benz CLC (SportCoupe). Just like the previous SportCoupe, the new CLC has the front part of the current C-Class with the radiator grille featuring a large Mercedes star in the centre and new projection-beam headlamps while the rear features new tail lights, third brake LED light unit and new rear bumper.
Under the hood, we’re gonna have four 4-cylinder and two 6-cylinder engines with power outputs between 122 hp (90 kW) and 272 hp (200 kW). From these, the 184 hp unit on the CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR now develops 20 hp more while fuel consumption was lowered to 7.8 litres/100 km (30 mpg), while the diesel unit on the CLC 200 CDI returns a consumption of 5.8 liters/ 100 km (40 mpg). “The CLC comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, and Mercedes offers a five-speed automatic transmission for the 4-cylinder units and the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission for the V6 models. In combination with the sports package, the driver can use gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.”
Of course, we don’t have to say it, but, being a Mercedes, the best materials were used for the interior, while the equipment is also top-notch, featuring three infotainment units with color display, twin tuner, speed-sensitive volume control and Bluetooth mobile phone interface, new universal media interface, new Audio 50 APS and COMAND APS units which come with a Europe-wide DVD or hard-disc navigation system and the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control system which enables the driver to operate the telephone, audio and navigation system.
View the full photo gallery of the new Mercedes Benz CLC after the jump.
Full Photo Gallery: Mercedes Benz CLC