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Anyone up for a CLA coupe? It would make sense for Mercedes to explore the option. Consider that BMW is developing the 2 series GC to compete with the CLA, yet the 2 series also has a vicious RWD coupe variant. So even if a CLA coupe were to make its way into the fold it would essentially be left to limp into battle with the BMW.

But enough wide eyed speculation, here are the renderings...




I could do with a little more rake from the back glass, and longer towards rear. something more fastback, along the lines of the new 4 series with a short deck. Or a coupe/hatch kind of medley like so...

 

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The CLA already is a coupe. You have to be more specific and say a 2-door coupe.
 

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I saw some CLA coupe renderings before, they never looked as good as these! If Mercedes can actually pull this off with more of a sleek and lower roof line then they will have a winner on their hands.
 

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I can agree with the sleeker look but not a lower roof line, you might have to hunch over to have your head not hitting the roof liner.
 

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CLA doesn't need a coupe.
It already looks like a coupe in its current form. Just happens to have 2 extra doors. Yay!
 

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One of the problems with the CLA is he lack of space for back seat passengers. I feel like if you take away their doors as well, they would only be that much more uncomfortable. It would also make it harder for you to load and unload the backseat with stuff or children or whatever else you put back there. I just don't think that there is a real need to make a 2-door CLA.
 

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the CLA is a coupe because thats what the marketeers dubbed it, otherwise it is a small sedan like the Corolla is a small sedan... Roofline be dammed, coupes have 2 doors, and true coupes only have 2 seats, why do you think coupe sounds like couple...

Why does the CLA need a coupe? because the 2 series is going to eat its lunch

2 coupe


and the 2 sedan, er GC


the roof doesnt have to be lower but the c pillars need to be stretched further towards the truck, give it a fastbackish look
 

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Regardless of whether the CLA is truly a coupe or not, I don't think it needs a two door version. The CLA already looks great as it is, and like I said before, the back seat space is already lacking space, and taking away the back doors would just make it feel even more cramped.

If you don't care at all about your back seat than why not get a little roadster instead?
 

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Regardless of whether the CLA is truly a coupe or not, I don't think it needs a two door version. The CLA already looks great as it is, and like I said before, the back seat space is already lacking space, and taking away the back doors would just make it feel even more cramped.

If you don't care at all about your back seat than why not get a little roadster instead?
because roadsters aren't suitable for daily duty. LOL what coupe hasnt suffered from that complaint. The 2 series is cramped in the back yet people buy them, the 4 series is cramped in the back. The Mustang is cramped in the back.. you can see what im getting at.

Look Mercedes wants to be the top luxury maker again, theyre not going to get there by not giving people what they want..

besides they're doing a shooting brake version why stop at a coupe?

Every other mercedes sedan has a 2 door coupe variant of it....

LOL are you guys really saying a cheap mercedes coupe wouldnt sell? you guys dont remember these?

 

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Regardless of whether the CLA is truly a coupe or not, I don't think it needs a two door version. The CLA already looks great as it is, and like I said before, the back seat space is already lacking space, and taking away the back doors would just make it feel even more cramped.

If you don't care at all about your back seat than why not get a little roadster instead?
most people buying a coupe, especially a compact coupe won't care much about rear passenger space since they wont be using it that much. It's basically a car mainly for one person.

The CLA already seems like it will be a success, they might as well add a coupe version.

But should Mercedes also make the CLA coupe come standard with a FWD setup or should it just be RWD with optional 4-matic?
 
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