New 2019 Mercedes CLA: pricing and specification particulars introduced
Entry-level CLA 180 and CLA 200 fashions use the identical 1.3-litre petrol engine discovered within the A-Class hatchback, with the previous producing 132bhp and 200Nm of torque, and the latter 159bhp and 250Nm of torque. Each engines ship financial system figures of 47.9mpg, whereas the extra environment friendly CLA 180 guarantees emissions rankings of 123g/km of CO2.
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The mid-range CLA 220 comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, which produces 185bhp and 300Nm of torque. Each front- and four-wheel-drive variants can be found, with each offering a 0–62mph dash of seven seconds. High velocity stands at 150mph for the front-wheel-drive variant and 147mph for the four-wheel-drive mannequin.
Vary-topping CLA 250 fashions use a re-tuned model of the identical turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine because the CLA 220, with 218bhp and 350Nm of torque. As such, the dash from 0–62mph is a claimed 6.Three seconds, and high velocity stands an electronically restricted 155mph.
Normal gear consists of LED headlights, privateness glass, two-zone local weather management, keyless-go, heated entrance seats, a wi-fi smartphone charger, lively lane conserving help and Mercedes’s Velocity Restrict Help. Just like the A-Class hatch, the CLA additionally will get Mercedes’s newest 10.25-inch MBUX infotainment display with sat-nav and reside visitors updates.
The system incorporates the ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice-controlled assistant. It additionally introduces Mercedes’s Inside Help, which adapts the content material displayed on the display as a hand approaches it. It additionally provides the choice for gesture management ‘favourites’ to be saved, for each the motive force and the entrance passenger.
For an additional £1,495, Mercedes’s AMG Line Premium trim stage provides a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, a touch digicam, a rear-seat armrest, illuminated door sills and customisable ambient lighting with a selection of 64 colors.
AMG Line Premium Plus fashions price an extra £1,495 and include all of the aforementioned gear, in addition to a panoramic sliding sunroof, adaptive ‘Multibeam’ LED headlights and reminiscence seats for the motive force and entrance passenger. Mercedes’s new ‘Energising Package deal’ additionally options, claiming to spice up the motive force’s health and wellbeing by robotically adjusting the CLA’s heating, seat place, inside lighting and music in direction of the motive force’s particular wants.
Initially, all fashions can be offered with a seven-speed automated gearbox, however Mercedes says it plans to introduce a handbook possibility later within the CLA’s life-cycle. Two diesel-powered variants will even be part of the line-up by the top of the yr, badged because the CLA 200 d and CLA 220 d.
Larger-performance variations of the automotive are within the pipeline, too. Count on a CLA 35 AMG and CLA 45 AMG to observe inside six months, following the industrial launch of the CLA Taking pictures Brake property in Might.
Mercedes CLA: design and platform
The brand new CLA is predicated on the identical platform as the most recent A-Class hatchback, borrowing its engines and working gear. Nonetheless, the Coupe will get multi-link suspension on the rear, a thicker anti-roll bar than the A-Class and the choice of adaptive dampers. Mercedes claims these updates, together with a decrease centre of gravity, helps give the CLA the “the sportiest driving traits” of its compact automotive vary.
Mercedes’s newest CLA is 48mm longer than the mannequin it replaces and, whereas it’s barely narrower total together with the aspect mirrors, the physique itself is greater than 50mm wider. That’s allowed the agency’s engineers to widen the brand new CLA’s entrance and rear tracks by 63mm and 55mm respectively.
Many of the CLA’s inside is carried over the A-Class hatch, which means patrons get a pair of sports activities seats, a lovely centre console and loads of soft-touch plastics. Because of its longer wheelbase, the CLA is barely roomier than the A-Class hatch, and an additional 17mm of headroom has been gained for entrance seat passengers over the outgoing CLA.
Total the profile does a greater job of wanting like a ‘child CLS’ than the previous CLA ever did – thanks, partly, to a extra complicated boot, which has extra pronounced curves than earlier than and an built-in ‘lip’.
Boot capability is definitely barely lowered, from 470 litres to 460 litres, however Mercedes says the automotive must be extra sensible anyway, due to a a lot wider flooring and a bigger aperture into the load house.
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