All new for 2014, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact, entry-level luxury, sedan available in standard and AMG trim levels. The standard CLA-Class is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 208 hp while AMG trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that produces 335 hp. Both engines are mated to 7-speed automatic transmissions, enabling the CLA to achieve fuel economy within an EPA estimated range of 23 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. Available features include LOGIC7 surround sound, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, rearview camera, panorama sunroof, and lane keeping assist. Safety is comprised of 10-way airbag protection, attention assist, LED daytime running lamps, advanced tire pressure monitoring, adaptive braking, illuminated entry system, rain sensing wipers, blind spot assist and lane keeping assist. The CLA-Class is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The CLA is a brand new model. Significantly, it is the first car Mercedes-Benz has ever sold in America with front-wheel drive as standard. It competes at a lower price point than is typical for the luxury marque, while still maintaining all of special touches that make a Mercedes-Benz a Mercedes-Benz.
Efficient usage of space, beautiful styling, economical pricing, good performance, optional all-wheel drive
The CLA is Mercedes-Benz' attempt to compete with the likes of the diminutive Audi A3 and the BMW 1-series. As the price of gasoline continues to rise, compact luxury cars get more and more popular. Buyers will continue to want all of the technology and luxury features of larger cars without the size or fuel consumption. Mercedes-Benz hopes that attractive styling, a low base price, an upscale name and lots luxury know-how, will be enough to convince buyers to take a serious look at the CLA.