The CLA is a four-door premium Coupé in the mid-size sedan segment. It has classic coupé proportions: a high, stretched waistline, flat window surfaces and a long bonnet. The unusually expressive lines combined with both concave and convex surfaces give the CLA its avantgarde, sporty character and create varied light effects. With this model, Mercedes-Benz set new standards in the segment and hit a high note with good global sales. Now comes a revised CLA with more expressive lines, revised light clusters and new features.
All models are now equipped with AMG Line exterior. Dynamic looks from all angles are ensured by the powerful AMG bodystyling comprising front apron, rear apron and side sill panels plus a diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and the twin-pipe exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipe trim. The lowered sports suspension improves handling and increases driving pleasure.
The CLA is equipped with diamond radiator grille in chrome pins, plus a new front bumper with chrome trim strip. The rear bumper is available with a panel incorporating a trim strip in chrome on the CLA 200 or black between the tailpipes. The tailpipe trim panels themselves are now integrated flush into the bumper. This adds visual width to the vehicle and ensures a superior high-quality appearance thanks to even and narrow gaps where the panels join.
Rounding off the striking exterior, the CLA 200 is equipped with18-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels perforated brake discs at the front and calipers at the front with Mercedes-Benz lettering.
The interior also benefits from features such as new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. The highlight here is a much slimmer-looking freestanding 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display with a new-style glass cover. The CLA 200 and CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC are equipped with the Audio 20 CD systems. The new-style dials and red needles in the instrument cluster make it easier to read the instruments.
The CLA 200 and CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC features new trim elements in black DINAMICA microfiber serve to liven up the interior, boasting a sportier interior character, including sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA microfibre, a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and a shift lever in perforated leather with contrasting red topstitching.
CLA Drive Feel
Just standing away and looking at this new CLA you will feel its urgency to speed. Yes, we are drawn to its looks. With the silhouette of its big brother the CLS, the CLA is essentially a Mercedes A-Class with a boot. The boot is not an after thought and so the aerodynamics of this sedan is not compromised when you hit 170km/h plus on the highway run. Its surefooted, planted firmly on the ground and effectively well grounded. The 1.6L engine in this CLA 200 is not the most spirited of the lights but when you hit the high speeds it feels at home. The 7-speed gearbox is a smooth worker and it is geared to provide good fuel economy. If you need more speed than the CLA250 could be your calling and if you want to race with Porsche owners on the weekends, than the hand built AMG tuned CLA 45 should be parked in your garage.