The CLA compact sedan is a palpitating prospect. And it’s lusty launch video should play every time you start it up. Yet despite the swooping coupe-style roof, it seats four with luggage plus a cosy nook for Wilhelm the affenpinscher.

This startling duality lets you play Wall Street power-broker or b-road delinquent whenever you wish; and that’s a genuine promise. Pocket-rocketeers can opt for the AMG version, offering a master-built engine and 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The CLA 250 goes down a notch but still maintains a pulsating 350 torques between 1200-4000 rpm, and the CLA 200 gets you all the attention you need as a boulevard cruiser.

Keep an eye out for our full review in the coming months. Till then, feast your eyes on these latest pictures.