A Mercedes-Benz logo and sign are seen at a dealership
A Mercedes-Benz logo and sign are seen at a dealershipReuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz is all set to pull the wraps off its much-awaited CLA Class in India today (22 January).

The car, positioned to rival Audi A3 in the domestic market, will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options.

While the petrol version of CLA-Class will get power from 2.0-litre engine that can churn out a power 183.5PS and a peak torque of 300Nm, the diesel version will be powered by 2.2-litre oil-burner that can pump out 136PS of peak power and 300Nm of peak torque. The transmission will be taken care by Mercedes 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

Based on MFA (Modular Front Architecture), the new CLA Class sedan is expected to be priced in the range of ₹30-35 lakh.

From an aesthetics standpoint, CLA Class is expected to get a stylish front fascia with Bi-Xenon headlamps. Inside the cabin, expect the car to feature larger screen infotainment system, roomy interior and a sporty dashboard.

Meanwhile, the price hike of up to 4 percent announced by the company on its current models, following the rollback of excise duty benefits, will come into effect from 22 January.

Mercedes-Benz's line-up in India includes A Class, B Class, sedans C Class, E Class, and S Class, besides the locally made S Class, E-Class, C-Class, GL-Class and the M-Class models. There are also AMG models like C 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, G 63 AMG, GL 63 AMG, SLS AMG and ML 63 AMG.