Mercedes started the 4-door coupe trend with the CLS over a decade ago, it combined the sleek roofline of a coupe with a bit of the practicality of a 4-door sedan, and the new sub-segment was born. The new CLA uses the same formula as its big brother, but this time in smaller more compact package. Three variants are available in the country, the CLA180, CLA200 and the high-performance CLA45 AMG 4Matic,
The CLA is offered with an all-turbocharged gasoline engine lineup for the Philippine market, a 120hp 1.6-liter turbo 4 for the CLA180, a more powerful 154hp version of the 1.6-liter turbo 4 for the CLA200, and a 376hp 2.0-liter turbo 4 for the high-performance AWD CLA45 AMG 4Matic. All variants come with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.