Mercedes-Benz has started to test the development of a pure electric compact vehicle that is more efficient, geared towards range and possibly less expensive in comparison to the EQA SUV. The car was showcased in it’s Mercedes Concept CLA Class, and set to launch as the first 2024 Mercedes CLA Electric in late 2024 and could establish a few standards in the field.
The future EV models manufactured by Mercedes-Benz from 2024 onwards will not have the brand name EQ according to an article in the Handelsblatt report, published on the 12th of January 2023. EQ is a reference to “Electric intelligence” and the values of the brand are “emotion and intelligence,” launched in the market along with the Mercedes EQC in the year 2019.
The German automaker is planning to become completely electric if market conditions allow it by 2030. As it moves away from combustion engines the need for a separate brand of electricity will no longer be required according to this German news report. Using the same name for all of its vehicles shortly, which includes the CLA will also help avoid confusion.
2024 Mercedes CLA Electric Redesign
According to an article in Automotive News on May 23 2023, Mercedes-Benz presented the new CLA Electric’s design CLA Electric in the hands of North American dealers in mid-May. Sources quoted in Automotive News suggest that the 2024 Mercedes CLA Electric’s future electric vehicle will be more spacious than the gasoline-fueled CLA and will sport a more sleek appearance.
In August 2023 spies’ videos and images revealed some interesting design aspects Then, on the 3rd of September, 2023 in Munich in Munich, in Munich, Concept CLA Class was unveiled as a preview for the first time at IAA 2023. Mercedes-Benz Group Chief Design Officer has confirmed that the company plans to bring “pretty much everything” of the Concept CLA Class to its production version, Autocar reported on September 13, 2023.
Its Mercedes CLA Electric will have a low high, broad, and athletic appearance. The stylish four-door EV will feature an elongated Hood, short overhangs as well, and a sleek greenhouse. an extended wheelbase and the roofline is reminiscent of a coupe. In front at the front, at the front, CLA Electric would feature angry-eye-like circular headlamps that are composed of star-shaped clusters as well as an elongated monobrow-like light band that acts as a DRL above. A concaved nose area with a new star-studded fake grille, as well as a practical lower air intake, will be placed below the lights. So, the front of the car could appear rather aggressive, similar to that of sharks. In addition, the grille’s star elements may light up and change in intensity to give a realistic appearance if the vehicle is in motion.
Along the side, and in addition to the extra-slippery roofline, precise joints, and closed lines, we are expecting strong wheel arches, large 20-inch wheels, and doors with flush fittings to become a part of the design highlights. We anticipate a shorter rear deck and a long rear overhang that will contribute to the car’s athletic style. The windows in the rear are slightly bigger than those on the CLA currently. CLA which means that passengers at the back will get to see the landscape. In the rear, we’ll see an integrated ducktail spoiler inside the trunk lid, a convex rear bumper, and circular lights that have start-shaped clusters that mimic the appearance of headlights.
The interior of the 2024 Mercedes CLA Electric will be fully digital, just like the most recent Mercedes-Benz models, specifically in electric vehicles. This CLA Electric will be the brand’s first vehicle to be equipped that comes with MBUX Superscreen, a less expensive version of the MBUX Hyperscreen that is seen on larger electric Mercs designed for smaller models.
MBUX Superscreen integrates three horizontal displays that are seamlessly integrated under one glass surface, with no bumps or transitions. They could also be mini LED panels that have thousands of dimming zones locally. The display for the passenger would allow the front passenger to access streaming services from third parties during travel. Eye-tracking and other safety technologies will ensure that the driver isn’t distracted by this. The rear knee and headroom space ought to be more spacious when compared to the gas-powered second-gen CLA.
The electronic components in CLA Electric, both system and in the cabin, will be based in conjunction with the Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS). The in-house developed program “will perfectly link the vehicles with the cloud and the IoT, and comprise four central domains: Powertrain, Autonomous Driving, Infotainment, and Body & Comfort Systems,” Dr. Michael Hafner, Vice of MB.OS Base Layer and MBUX, Mercedes-Benz, said in an interview with internal employees. The car will have several eco-friendly interior materials like biotechnology-based silk-like fabric that is certified as vegan as well as a paper product constructed from recycled cellulose.
Battery & Engine
CLA Electric would be available in single-motor RWD as well as double-motor AWD configurations. Autocar says that customers will have the option of choosing between 201 and 223 hp single motor RWD configurations at first, and a 536 horsepower AMG variant with a dual-motor AWD configuration will be available in 2025. The 58 kWh LFP as well as 85 kWh NMC will be the available battery packs according to the British publication’s insider.
Range & Charging
These batteries in Mercedes CLA Electric’s battery 2024 Mercedes CLA Electric would operate at 800 volts and allow charging of 250 kW. In a WLTP cycle, only 15 minutes of charge could suffice to cover 249 miles. With a full charge, the WLTP maximum range could be higher than 466 miles. The maximum EPA-estimated. the distance that CLA Electric could be around 350 miles.
2024 Mercedes CLA Electric Release Date & Price
Production-ready 2024 Mercedes CLA Electric will have its world premiere by the close of 2024. It will be available in the first market by the beginning of 2025, according to the report JESMB released on the 26th of July 2023. This U.S. launch should take place in the same year.
Since the CLA’s beginnings around the turn of the decade, it’s been an established practice for the lineup to include a Shooting Brake. The long-roof variant will follow when it enters the third generation making sure it has its place in the three-pointed stars’ smaller compact car lineup. The updated estate, which is the third generation model, is available as an electric vehicle. It’s the first time that a Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake Electric will be available in dealerships in 2025.