The new Mercedes Benz CLA Class is now available to order priced from £24,355 for the entry-level CLA 180 Sport.
The CLA is the latest offering from Mercedes; it is compact four-door coupe ( a baby CLS ) capable of carrying five, based on the platform of the new A-Class.
Two engines will be available from launch, the petrol C180 powered by a 1,596 cc four-cylinder petrol engine developing 122 hp, capable of returning 50.4 mpg. And the CLA 220 CDI powered by a 2,143 cc four-cylinder diesel engine producing 170 hp which can achieve 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds and can achieve 62.8 mpg of the combined cycle.
The CLA is initially available as front-wheel drive only in the UK, where other markets will also benefit from 4MATIC four-wheel drive.
There are two trim levels, CLA Sport and CLA AMG Sport.
Standard equipment includes Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Active Park Assist, Audio 20 CD/radio with 5.8 inch colour display, Aux-in socket and USB port in centre armrest, Bluetooth interface, Becker Map Pilot pre-wiring, Twin exhaust pipe system in polished stainless steel, Dual zone climate control, Light and Sight package; consisting of rain-sensing wipers, reading and console lights and illuminated vanity mirrors, door sills and storage compartment in the centre console
The CLA Sport has comfort suspension where the CLA AMG Sport has a sports suspension set-up.
The CLA Sport is equipped with comfort suspension with 18-inch wheels in Himalaya Grey, Sport body styling with chrome trim highlights and black grille, louvre in silver. Multifunction sports steering wheel finished in nappa leather and sports seats with integrated headrests in Artico leather and Corumba cloth upholstery.
The CLA AMG Sport (in addition to Sport) gains sport suspension with 18-inch AMG five-spoke wheels. A diamond grille with silver pins, single louvre in gloss black. Sports seats with integrated headrests in Artico leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a multifunction sports steering wheel finished in nappa leather with flat bottom design
Available options, include the Exclusive package, priced at £1,970 for Sport variants and £1,640 for AMG Sport variants, consisting of an Artico artificial leather upper dashboard with topstitching, leather upholstery, four-way lumbar support in the front seats, velour floor mats with edging, armrest with topstitching and headed front seats, which come in a choice of three colours for Sport (Lava Black, Hazelnut Brown and Crystal Grey), and in Lava Black with red perforations for AMG Sport lines.
In addition to the standard Jupiter Red and Cirrus White paint, the CLA can be specified in five metallic paints as an option, as well as designo Magno Polar Silver for £1,480, or designo Patagonia Red for £1,790, with all prices including VAT.Published 19 March 2013