Completely updated: Mercedes-Benz is reviving the CLA series

Completely updated: Mercedes-Benz is reviving the CLA series


Completely updated
Mercedes-Benz raises the CLA series

Almost four years after the introduction of the second generation CLA, Mercedes is now bringing a facelift. In addition to optical and technical innovations, it brings the best equipment.

Like its A- and B-Class sister models, the Mercedes CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake series now also get a slight facelift. Distinctive exterior features are the appearance of a modified radiator grille and front apron along with a sporty-looking rear light diffuser. There are also two new blue exterior paint colors and new trim types to choose from.

Two new shades of blue are available for the CLA. Here is the 35th edition of AMG.

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Extended standard equipment for the base CLA includes 17-inch wheels, high beam assist, a reversing camera, a USB package, a nappa leather steering wheel and comfortable seats covered in black cloth/leatherette combination. Development equipment has been extended to include a parking and mirror package and, with the Shooting Brake, an electric tailgate.

Display now in “Classic”, “Sporty” or “Subtle”

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Two 10.25-inch displays are now available in the CLA.

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As before, the CLA has a cockpit with two displays. Behind the steering wheel is available in 7- or 10.25-inch format, the central touchscreen now measures 10.25 inches. The show offers three newly designed styles “Classic”, “Sporty”, “Understated”. The MBUX infotainment system, which is installed in the latest version in the facelifted CLA, is controlled via the right-hand touch screen. By enabling the online services of the “Mercedes me” application, the language assistant should be able to communicate and learn and explain the functions of the car.

The petrol engines, which produce between 100 kW/136 hp and 165 kW/225 hp, will in the future be assisted by a generator starting at 10 kW/14 hp. All engine variants are paired exclusively with an automatic transmission.

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The Street Style Edition features performance seats and orange accents, among other things.

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In the case of the plug-in hybrid version of the 250e, the increase in usable energy content means that the electronic range has increased slightly to 82 km. The electric motor has been boosted by 5 kW/7 hp to 80 kW/109 hp. However, the top speed of the 250e was reduced by a few points to 229 or 226 km / h (shooting brake).

Charging, on the other hand, will be possible with up to 11 kW and thus faster than before. Alternatively, as before, there is a choice of three diesels with 85 kW/116 hp, 110 kW/150 hp and 140 kW/190 hp.

Refreshed inside and out

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The CLA 45, which will be available in Street Style Edition in the future, will also benefit from the measures.

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The AMG 35 and 45 S variants, which are unchanged at 225 kW/306 hp and 310 kW/421 hp respectively, have also been updated in several areas outside and inside. inside as well as the aerodynamic and night I/II packages.

Orders for the revised CLA will begin soon. Maybe prices will start above 35,000 euros.