It's not a long look at the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 but is a great look at the sleek saloon's styling.

Mercedes-Benz continues development of the next-gen CLA-Class, and a brief, new spy video provides a look at the moderately sporty CLA 35 variant. This version sits a step below the CLA 45 but would offer all the performance most drivers would need day-to-day.

Mercedes continues to keep the next-gen CLA under heavy camouflage, but this clip provides a good look at its sleek silhouette that offers four-door practicality with a coupe-like shape. In front, the grille is blacked out, but you can see the horizontal bar cutting across it. At the tail, the CLA 35 has an exhaust that exits from each side of the rear end with accents in the bumper surrounding the pipes.

Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Spy Video

The CLA 35 will share its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with the A35 hot hatch. The mill produces 302 bhp and 295 lb-ft. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox transmits the power to an all-wheel-drive system. In the hatchback, this drivetrain reaches 62 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The CLA 35 saloon should put down nearly the same numbers.

The CLA-Class and A-Class share Mercedes-Benz's MFA2 platform for compact, front-wheel-drive vehicles. Inside, the CLA would feature the automaker's new MBUX infotainment system and digital instrument panel. The CLA reportedly has some nicer materials than the A-Class to make the model a little more luxurious.

If you're looking for something hotter, the CLA 45 will eventually join the lineup. It'll use a turbocharged 2.0-litre, too, but the engine will make over 400 bhp.

The new CLA-Class will also get a new Shooting Brake variant for buyers looking for more utility. The coupe will debut first sometime in 2019, and the estate will join the lineup later.

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