Mercedes Benz has finally launched much awaited CLA sedan on 22nd January 2015, its first car among the 15 new cars launch in 2015. Mercedes least priced offering, ‘CLA sedan’ is basically a direct rival of Audi’s cheapest price offering A3 in India. New CLA class is standard version of CLA 45 AMG performance version which was launched in July 2014. New CLA features coupe like styling accolade by various features and goodies.
Mercedes launched its entry level and least priced sedan with two engines and three variants at the price:-
|CLA 200 CDI Style Diesel||Rs.31.50 lakh|
|CLA 200 CDI Sport Diesel||Rs.35 lakh|
|CLA 200 Sport Petrol||Rs.35.9 lakh|
All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
New CLA class is based on Mercedes MFA (Mercedes front wheel drive architecture) that emphasizes A class, B class and GLA class. New CLA class comes with two engine and three variants and CLA is available in petrol and Diesel engines right from the word go.
Petrol Trim of CLA class is powered to 2.0L four cylinder that produces 181bhp [email protected] and 300Nm@1200-1400rpm. This engine sprints 0-100 km in just 7.8 seconds with the top speed of 235 km/hr. On the contrary, the 2.1L diesel CLA churns out 135 [email protected] and 300Nm [email protected] This oil burner can accelerate 0-100 in 9.8 seconds with the top speed of 220 km/hr.
Both the engines are coupled to a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission with ECO, manual and sports to choose from.
Space and Dimensions:
Mercedes CLA class is a luxurious and spacious sedan with the dimensions of 4630mm length, 1777mm width and 1432mm height. CLA sedan has a huge boot capacity of 470 liters and wheelbase of 2699mm. The four doors CLA have a seating capacity for 5 persons with ample amount of legroom and headroom space.
Exterior and Interior:
New CLA sedan features coupe like styling, sporty front fascia with long nose, dotted diamond radiator front grille with three star Mercedes logo embedded on it, Bi-xenon headlights with DRLs. Side profile looks clean with sculpted lines and 17inch five spoke alloy wheels while rear side with sharp and curvy boot lid, LED tail lamps compliment and completes the sportiness of CLA sedan.
On the inside, Baby CLA gets an equally luxurious cabin to compliment its aggressive design. CLA is equipped with long list of goodies and features like 7”central media display with two USB ports, SD card slot, bluetooth telephony, speed sensitive volume control and MAP pilot GPS receiver, Harmon Kardon surround system with 12 speakers and one bass speaker, on board web browsing via phone hotspot, rain sensing panoramic sunroof, Eco start/stop function, three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with 12 function keys,.
Seats are sporty, comfortable and supportive which gets black ARTICO leather upholstery for the style variant and ARTICO Black and Sahara beige for sport variants. Apart from upholstery driver and passenger seats are electrically adjustable with memory function and many more features.
Baby CLA is available in four exciting colors- Citrus White, Polar Silver, Jupiter Red and Mountain Grey.
Mercedes Benz always produces safer cars so new CLA is no different with features like 6 airbags as standard, paddle shifters at steering wheel for manual shifts, reversing camera, dynamic cornering assist, anti-lock braking system (ABS), brake assists system, reversing camera, electronic stability program, tyre pressure monitoring system, acceleration skid control, lamp failure indicators etc. CLA sedan has headlamp assist with automatic headlamp activation which automatically on/off the low beam headlamps etc.