The premium sedan sports a youthful, vibrant design with a coupe-like character and dimensions. It features a low-slung hood with a diamond grille, giving it a very athletic look. Along the side, it sports a high belt line and minimal lines, giving off a sleek appearance. Underneath, it gets 18-inch light alloy wheels.
Inside, it’s leather galore along with a more touchscreen-based infotainment setup compared to older Benzes. Like the new A-Class and GLE, the CLA comes with the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience system, which includes a voice-operated virtual assistant. Under the hood, it features a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 136hp and 200Nm, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
“As a four-door coupe, the new CLA intrigues with its puristic, seductive profile and brings the design DNA of ‘sensual purity’ to a new level. It is compelling for its perfect proportions, which are very close to the initial design sketches: a long, stretched bonnet, a compact greenhouse, a wide track with flared wheel arches and our typical GT rear end with a pronounced ‘Coke-bottle shoulder.’” says Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Daimler AG.
The PH-spec CLA is available in one variant and comes in a variety of colors: Polar White, Digital White, Night Black, Mountain Gray, Denim Blue, Sun Yellow, Jupiter Red, Mojave Silver, and Cosmos Black. You can find the official price below.