The new CLA joins the fourth-generation A-Class hatchback, first-generation A-Class sedan in both standard and long-wheelbase formats as well as the third-generation B-Class in Mercedes-Benz’s renewed lineup of front-wheel-drive offerings.
“Our vision is to launch the iPhone in the field of pedelecs,” says Tim Hosenfeldt, Senior Vice President Technology Strategy and Innovation at Schaeffler. Pedelecs are a special category of electrified bicycles.
That is, if it has corrected inventory issues that dogged its U.S. dealers last year. Several of the company’s best-selling models, including the A3, A4 and A5 Sportback, were held up by Europe’s new emissions testing.
The first Byton M-Byte Concept is a premium midsize battery-electric SUV expected to go on sale in China by the end of 2019 and in the U.S. and Europe in late 2020. Starting price will be about $45,000.