2013 Mercedes BLS/CLC Spotted on Factory Floor
We can now show you the bear metal of the BLS/CLC, thanks to a couple of cell phone shots from the factory floor by Benz Insider. The VW Passat CC competitor sports crisp lines and a very elegant back end.
The four-door coupe is reportedly being built in Hungary, though we don’t know if it's a mockup or a concept we are
Not much else is known at the moment, but it’s clear the car will be based on the MFA platform that’s used by both the next generation A- and B-Klasse. It’s reportedly going to sit in the -Klasse range, which will also include a small van-like model and even a compact crossover called the BLK.
As essentially a B-Klasse sedan, engine options are expected to include a 2.0-liter with 203 HO petrol and a 2.2-liter diesel with 172 HP. We know the ‘B’ sports some less-than-impressive 1.6-liter units as well, pumping 122 HP or 156 HP, though they might not be carried over. There’s also talk of a 109 HP diesel... let’s hope not! This is probabbly the first Merc' we'd like even though it doesn't have at least a V6.