Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe

DESIGN

Compact it may be, but there’s a clear link to it's big brother, the CLS, in the CLA’s design, with an aerodynamic, sleek coupé-like profile tapering to an extended boot line. It’s an appealingly sporty look and while the roofline restricts rear-seat headroom a touch, it’s perfect for kids or shorter occupants – far more so than a coupé 2+2. In the UK all CLA models (apart from the full AMG CLA 35) will be offered in AMG-Line trim, with 18" 5-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels and AMG body styling. Inside, there’s a real sense of theatre in those turbine air vents and the impressive 10.25” widescreen central display.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe

TECHNOLOGY

As standard, the CLA comes with the MBUX infotainment system. Control of functions and options can be via the 10.25" touchscreen, a console-mounted trackpad, steering wheel buttons or voice command. As with Siri or Alexa, saying ‘Hey Mercedes’ activates the voice function and it’s far less pedantic than other in-car voice command systems, allowing more intuitive use. The CLA range starts with the AMG-Line, which comes with LED lights, privacy glass, leather sports seats and two-zone climate control along with keyless go, sat-nav and wireless phone charging.​ Upgrade to AMG Line Premium and you’ll enjoy a larger instrument display, better audio and 64-colour ambient lighting. Premium Line Plus includes multibeam LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, as well as a panoramic sunroof. It also includes the Energizing package for the next level in intelligent comfort, adjusting heating, seats, light and music to keep you refreshed and alert.​​
Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe

SAFETY

As standard all models of the CLA come with safety systems like Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and Active Brake Assist. The optional Driving Assistant Plus adds semi-autonomy, with Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Braking Assist, Active Steering Assist and even Evasive Steering Assist among many others. PRE-SAFE® PLUS can initiate preventive measures, including warning following traffic and locking the brakes on standstill, and the package even includes route-based speed adjustment, automatically cutting the pace before curves, roundabouts and junctions.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe

FEATURES

From 2019 Mercedes-Benz has widened the CLA’s track by 63mm at the front and 55mm at the rear, making it sharper and more responsive to drive. All models apart from the all-wheel drive 4MATIC variants are front-wheel drive and all come with 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission (8-speed for the diesel CLA 220 D). Petrol-fuelled CLA models include the CLA 180 with 136hp from a 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine, delivering 0-62mph in 9.0 seconds and up to 47.9mpg. The same engine in more powerful 163hp form powers the CLA 200, and this cuts 0.8s off the 0-62mph time while returning the same mpg figures. Beyond that the powertrain jumps to 2.0-litres, in which guise you can enjoy the 190hp CLA 220 and its all-wheel drive twin, the CLA 220 4MATIC. Top performer is the CLA 250 offering 224hp and 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds. Alternatively, Mercedes-Benz also offers a diesel CLA, the CLA 220 D. 0-62mph takes just 7.1 seconds with up to 57.7mpg combined (depending on specification).