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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class spied in near-production-ready form

It looks like a cross between the current CLA and the new CLS

It looks like a cross between the current CLA and the new CLS.

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Next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class looks like its big brother

It adopts some new CLS cues.

The littlest Mercedes in America gets a major makeover.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA gets new duds for New York

CLA45 looks even more aggressive with AMG Aerodynamics package.

Mercedes-Benz updates the 2017 CLA250 and CLA45 AMG with a fresher look and new equipment for the 2016 New York Auto Show. The latest AMG looks even more aggressive with an optional aerodynamics package.

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Mercedes-Benz recalls 3,800 total vehicles in two campaigns

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 3,800 vehicles in the US in two new campaigns for certain S63 AMG, CLA250, GLA250, and SLK300 models.

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Mercedes CLA facelift spotted in Germany

Mercedes-Benz is preparing a facelift for the CLA-Class four-door coupe, as seen in these latest spy shots at the company's R&D center in Sindelfingen, Germany.

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2016 Mercedes CLA and GLA get more power, quicker

For the 2016 model year, the US is getting Mercedes' recent European updates to the CLA45 and GLA45 AMG. Engine output jumps to 375 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque, and most gears have shorter ratios. The result is much quicker acceleration.

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Mercedes plans Audi TT fighter

Mercedes is reportedly considering a two-door coupe with a liftback roof for its next-gen, front-wheel-drive, compact platform. The new model would be aimed against the Audi TT and BMW 2 Series.

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Mercedes CLA a sub-$30k car no more

To be honest, the sub-$30,000 Mercedes-Benz CLA was more a theoretical than a real thing. Squeaking in at $100 below that magical threshold, not counting a $925 destination charge, snagging a CLA anywhere near $30k meant exercising extreme self-control with the options catalog.

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Mercedes raises the roof on new CLA Shooting Brake [UPDATE]

UPDATE: As we feared, the CLA Shooting Brake is not currently slated for US availability. The text below has been adjusted accordingly.

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Mercedes CLA wagon gets spied and a sexy render

Given its months of testing, the eventual launch of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake is a bit of a foregone conclusion at this point. Until now we haven't actually seen its hatchback rear undisguised, but the latest spy shots have given us a pretty certain idea of the design back there (right).

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Mercedes boosts CLA supplies, says it could sell twice as many

It's been a few months since we talked about the Mercedes-Benz CLA's status as an unmitigated hit, but a new story from Automotive News will allow us to revisit the sleek, fast-selling, four-door home run. Production has been increased again, with some of the extra capacity destined for US showrooms.

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Mercedes rolls out Sport Package Plus for CLA250

If you dig the style of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class but can't quite stretch from the $29,900 MSRP of the CLA250 to the $47,450 CLA45 AMG, we've got a bit of good news for you: Mercedes is offering a new Sport Package Plus for the CLA250 that at least punches up the visual attitude.

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Mercedes to build CLA at Nissan plant in Mexico [w/poll]

Volkswagen may have paved the way for American customers to get used to the idea of German cars produced in Mexico, but it won't be the only one for long. BMW is said to be considering production of the 1 Series, 3 Series and Mini south of the border, Audi is working on its own factory in San Jose Chiapa, and now Mercedes-Benz is reported to be following suit as well. Only instead of building its own plant, Daimler is tipped to use a Nissan factory in Aguascalientes.

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Mercedes won't build subcompact, Smart may

Mercedes-Benz has been profiting mightily from compact cars recently. Its Kecskemét, Hungary, factory added a third shift to keep up with demand, and company's US arm called the CLA-Class, its "best launch in 20 years." However, Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche says the Mercedes brand won't be getting any smaller, subcompact models; they will be reserved for the Smart brand.

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Mercedes plant shut down due to bomb threat

The Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét, Hungary, has been shut down because a bomb threat was called into the plant at about 1:30 PM CET (7:30 AM EDT) on Wednesday. The factory has been evacuated and production has been suspended.

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