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In contrast to my "Why The CLA Is NOT A True Mercedes-Benz" video, in this video I go over the reasons why the CLA is a true Mercedes-Benz.
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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class serves as the most affordable luxury model from the brand and also as a statement for what entry luxury cars can be nowadays.
Its looks punch above its starting price, but the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 doesn’t stay affordable for long—many of the features luxury buyers would want on the CLA don’t come standard
This year, the CLA changes little. Standard CLA250 models are now available in an “Ice Edition,” while the performance-minded CLA45 gets an optional Performance Studio Package that upgrades the interior and exterior.
Even without upgrades, the exterior remains the most attractive part of the CLA. It’s a scaled-down, shorter version of the four-door “coupe” design that Mercedes-Benz pioneered in the CLS-Class. It’s an audacious shape, and it’s one that makes others such as the Audi A3 and BMW 2-Series look conservative in comparison.
Under the hoods of all CLA models will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4. Most models will make 208 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, which is shifted through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. That combination is good enough for a 7-second run up to 60 mph and 30 mpg combined, although opting for all-wheel drive can alter those figures slightly.
pt for the CLA45 and that output balloons to 375 hp and 350 lb-ft with a 4.1-second sprint to 60 mph. It’s savage and immediate, and it’s also one of the most power-dense propulsion systems we’ve seen outside of a bullet. The similarities aren’t coincidental.
The CLA-Class handles respectably in base versions, although its ride isn’t all that comfortable. Opt for adjustable suspension—or even the CLA45—and the ride gets much better.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is more daring than the competition, and looks every part of a luxury sedan.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a striking design and was a milestone for the automaker when it was introduced.
Its sleek silhouette, frameless door glass, and grille details have aged well, but others in the Mercedes portfolio have adapted their designs with better effect—namely the C-Class and E-Class.
The CLA borrows liberally from the outgoing CLS design that dramatically changed luxury sedans more than a decade ago, especially the daring roofline, yet the smaller CLA improves with some of its own details. The CLA drops the long nose, and last year added new front-end details to carve its own shape. Big rear taillights may seem counterintuitive for the small sedan, but it helps bring the CLA in line with the rest of Mercedes’ sedans.
The cost of that sensuous exterior shape is functional space for four adults. Inside, head room is compromised in the back seat, and leg room is a precious commodity.
Inside, the CLA is just as dramatic as the exterior, but at the cost of usable space. It’s a scaled-down version of a typical Mercedes cockpit, although it’s a little more lively than other bigger sedans.
We’ve found that the infotainment screen planted on top of the dash feels decidedly aftermarket—but many others in the class are guilty of the same crime.
The standard CLA250 looks sporty, especially with some of the optional larger wheel choices, but the hot-rod CLA45 takes that further, toward a tough, street-fighter appearance. Front air intakes are larger yet, the ornate mesh grille is replaced by a pair of simple silver blades, and lower-rear ducts hint at the performance promised by a discreet pair of “Turbo” side badges. (The base car is a turbo too, for the record—but a lesser turbo.)