A cool, compact four-door coupé, the innovative Mercedes-Benz CLA balances fresh style with practicality. Despite its alluring lines, the CLA is capable of carrying five people and even has a large, practical boot. The CLA range in the UK is split into two model lines – Sport and AMG Sport – paired with a choice of two efficient and refined engines.
The CLA is the most aerodynamically-efficient car on-sale today – allowing the choice of four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines to deliver the highest possible economy whilst retaining the levels of refinement and performance expected of a Mercedes-Benz. The powerful CLA 220 CDI is capable of accelerating from rest to 62 mph in 8.2-seconds yet can return 62.9 mpg.
UK key specifications:
|CLA 180||CLA 220 CDI|
|Gearbox options||Six-speed manual||7G-DCT automatic|
|Power (hp)/Torque (Nm)||122/200||170/350|
|0-62 MPH (seconds)||9.3||8.2|
|Top speed (MPH)||130||143|
|Boot volume (litres)||470||470|
|Sport OTR Price||£24,355||£29,355|
|AMG Sport OTR Price||£26,555||£31,555|
The CLA – be it in Sport or AMG Sport guise – features a comprehensive list of standard equipment – making use of the latest advances in comfort, safety and dynamic technologies.
Key standard equipment:
|CLA Sport||CLA AMG Sport (in addition to Sport)|
|Comfort suspension||Sport suspension|
|18-inch wheels in Himalaya Grey||18-inch wheels, AMG, five-spoke|
|Black grille, louvre in silver||Diamond grille with silver pins, single louvre in gloss black|
|Multifunction sports steering wheel finished in nappa leather||Multifunction sports steering wheel finished in nappa leather with flat bottom design|
|Sports seats with integrated headrests in Artico leather and Corumba cloth upholstery||Sports seats with integrated headrests in Artico leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery|
|Sport bodystyling with chrome trim highlights||AMG bodystyling with front and rear apron, sill extensions and Night package featuring black door mirrors, and beltline strip, privacy glass and bi-xenon headlights|
To further personalise the CLA, there are a number of key options available, including the Exclusive package, priced at £1,970 for Sport variants and £1,640 for AMG Sport variants. The Exlusive package consists of an Artico artificial leather upper dashboard with topstitching, leather upholstery, four-way lumbar support in the front seats, velour floor mats with edging, armrest with topstitching and headed front seats, which come in a choice of three colours for Sport (Lava Black, Hazlenut Brown and Crystal Grey), and in Lava Black with red perforations for AMG Sport lines.
In addition to the standard Jupiter Red and Cirrus White paint, the CLA can be specified in five metallic paints as an option, as well as designo Magno Polar Silver for £1,480, or designo Patagonia Red for £1,790, with all prices including VAT.