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The 2020 Mercedes CLA Coupe: Why It's Worth the Money


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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe will make its public debut on February 7, but the car has been in development for a while now. And while it'll be offered as a limited-run model (at least in the beginning), there's reason to believe that it could spawn a more permanent generation. The new coupe is expected to offer better performance and handling, as well as more interior room than before. Even though the CLA was already an excellent value proposition, the latest model should further solidify it as such. If you're considering buying one, here are three good reasons why you should buy the new 2020 Mercedes-BenzCLA Coupe instead of any other rival coupe.

New MRA suspension

Mercedes' signature MRA suspension system will be making its debut in the new CLA coupe. While the A- and B-pillars and the roof of the previous model were fitted with regular shock absorbers, the new car will get a new front suspension setup, which uses shock absorbers with a different geometry and composition. Together with the rear suspension, a new MRA system will be responsible for giving the coupe a more sporty and dynamic ride, while also offering greater refinement than before. What's more, the MRA suspension system will also be available as an option on the CLA-C. There are a number of advantages to getting the new MRA suspension system. One is that it offers greater flexibility when it comes to upgrading the suspension or changing the geometry to a more sporty setup. The system is also more durable and reliable than standard systems. It's worth noting, though, that the new MRA system replaces all the other electrical components in the front suspension, so it's not something that can be retrofitted to an older CLA.

New Inno-Active chassis and bodywork

Mercedes has also offered a new chassis and body structure for the CLA coupe, known as Inno-Active. The new platform uses a combination of new and existing components to achieve a more efficient and lighter design. Plus, the new chassis is also wider and lower than before, helping to improve handling. The new Inno-Active chassis uses a more rigid cross-section for the body structure, allowing for more torsional rigidity, which translates into better cornering behaviour. In addition to the new chassis, Mercedes has also offered a new body structure for the CLA coupe. The new body uses a greater proportion of high-strength steel to improve the structural rigidity of the car. The new body also uses a more aerodynamic shape to provide better fuel economy. Finally, the CLA coupe also gets a more rigid structure for the interior, which will improve the driving experience.

More power from the 2.0-liter turbo

A new 2.0-liter turbo engine will be offered for the CLA coupe. It will come with a displacement of 2.0 liters, like the engine in the current C-class. It's expected to offer 270 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, compared to the current car's 265 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. The new engine will make its debut on the CLA-C, which offers a coupe with a retractable hardtop roof. There's even more performance to be had in the CLA's standard body style, which is expected to see its 2.0-liter turbo get bumped up to a 2.0-liter inline-six engine with a displacement of 3.0 liters. This will make it one of the most powerful non-S-class models in the Mercedes lineup.

More efficient and aggressive styling

Finally, the new CLA coupe also gets new more efficient and aggressive styling to help it stand out from the pack. The front end gets a more aggressive look with a flatter grille and a wider air intake above the headlight. The lower bumper features a new diffuser with four slits for better aerodynamics, and the side mirrors get a new design with a more aggressive appearance. The rear end of the car gets a new diffuser with two lateral exhaust pipes, which looks more aggressive than the previous edition. The CLA will also be the first Mercedes to feature a full-LED lighting system. What's more, there are new design choices inside the car as well, like the new Inno interface.

Final thoughts

Sure, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe doesn't have some of the technological and engineering advancements that the new S-class will offer. But that's not what sets the coupe apart. The CLA was already one of the best value propositions in the segment, and the new model should further solidify it as such. What's more, there are a number of reasons why the new coupe is worth the money, like the new suspension, the more efficient and aggressive styling, the new chassis and body structure, the new engine, and the new more powerful and efficient engine. So whether you're looking for a new coupe for yourself or you want to get one for your friends or family, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe will make a great gift.