The Mercedes CLA family gets in line with its four-door sibling and receives the same mild technical and styling updates. Both Coupe and Shooting Brake variants are now available to order.
Slightly tweaked front bumper, grille, headlights – now with optional LED technology – and tail lights is all we get in therms of styling. Inside, changes are even more discrete with only Apple and Google MirrorLink connectivity featured as an extra compared to the current model (The Smartphone Integration package, 357.00 euros).
Dynamic Select will now be standard alongside both manual and automatic (7G-DCT seven-speed dual-clutch) variants, except base engines. The system adjusts the response of the engine, transmission, suspension, steering and air conditioning in four driving modes: Comfort, Sport, Eco and Individual. But the biggest news concerns the introduction of an adaptive suspension option, offered for the first time on the CLA.
Under the bonnet expect only minimal changes, mostly reserved for the top of the line CLA 45 AMG model which gets a significant power boost. Output will raise from 360 to 381 hp thanks to new ECU mapping and revised (higher) boost pressure for the turbo. A mechanical locking front differential is also said to make an appearance alongside the CLA 45 AMG.
The adjustment in price is also modest: the most affordable model is the CLA 180 Coupé, priced from 29,250.20 euros1, just 36 euros more than its predecessor. The new efficiency champion is the CLA 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with an output of 80 kW (109 hp), which is available with manual transmission only. Thanks to consumption-reducing measures and the exemplary aerodynamics, its CO2 emissions are 89/94 g/km (figures for Coupé / Shooting Brake). Prices: 31,535.00 euros for the Coupé, 32,130.00 euros for the Shooting Brake.
The new CLA 220 4MATIC expands the choice for fans of all-wheel drive. Its four-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 1991 cc, delivers an output of 135 kW (184 hp) and is paired as standard with the 7G-DCT. The prices for the new 4MATIC entry-level model: 36,901.90 euros for the Coupé, 37,496.90 euros for the Shooting Brake.
With a peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and maximum torque of 475 Nm the CLA 45 4MATIC and CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake are among the most powerful vehicles in their segment. The new prices: 56,822.50 and 57,417.50 euros (for Coupé/Shooting Brake).
LED High Performance headlamps combined with tail lights with automatic intensity control come as an option (1041.25 euros). At the interior, clients can order a significantly slimmer, free-standing 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display with new cover glass. This is available as an optional extra (190.40 euros) for the standard-fit Audio 20 USB and for the Audio 20 CD (59.50 euros) and is fitted as standard in conjunction with COMAND Online (3522.40 euros). Exclusively for the AMG models, an AMG Aerodynamics package is also available as an optional extra (1190.00 euros). This comprises a larger front splitter, additional flics, a black AMG spoiler lip at the rear plus spoiler lips over the simulated air outlets on either side at the back.