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Sporty and sharply styled, the Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe gets exterior and interior updates for 2017, along with additional standard and available features. Innovative and ahead of its time, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA sets a new standard of excellence in the segment.
For 2017, exterior enhancements include new front and rear bumpers, tailpipe trim panels now integrated flush into the rear bumper, new wheel designs, a standard rearview camera, and a new paint colour. Active Brake Assist (formerly called Collision Prevention Assist Plus), which can automatically brake to reduce the risk of a rear-end collision, is now standard. LED High Performance Headlamps and Hands-Free Access, which allows you to open the trunk by moving your foot near the rear bumper, are available or standard for 2017, depending on trim selected.
The 2017 CLA line includes CLA250, CLA250 4MATIC®, and AMG® CLA 45 4MATIC® variants. The front-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, with peak torque available from 1,250 to 4,000 rpm. CLA250 4MATIC® models add the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system for enhanced traction and handling.
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG® CLA 45 4MATIC® delivers the performance you would expect from a vehicle wearing the AMG® badge. Its hand-crafted 2.0-litre inline four cylinder turbo engine puts out 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque – among the most powerful in the segment – with a wide torque curve that stretches from 2,250 to 5,000 rpm. A 7G-TRONIC® seven-speed automatic transmission is standard in the 2017 CLA250 and the CLA250 4MATIC®; the 2017 AMG® CLA 45 4MATIC® carries a dual-clutch AMG® SPEEDSHIFT DCT seven-speed sport transmission.
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz CLA has been refined for 2017, as well. There are new seat covers and trim parts, and the controls are now chrome-plated. Front and centre is a slimly-styled eight-inch media display for the intuitive infotainment system. The available COMAND® system offers easy-to-master navigation functionality. Switchable chassis dynamics, and a power driver’s seat with memory, add up to a well-equipped car.
A restyled instrument cluster presents information more clearly, and with the available Smartphone Integration Package, distraction is lowered. The package provides easy integration of iPhone® and Android devices and provides Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ functionality.
The AMG® CLA 45 4MATIC® elevates performance, and the driving experience is highly sporting – zero to 100 km/h in around four seconds. This startling athleticism is underscored by enhanced aesthetics – the 2017 AMG® CLA45 has a distinctive front bumper, standard LED headlamps, a trunk lid lip spoiler, a rear diffuser and 18- x eight-inch wheels in Titanium Grey or Black. The AMG® CLA 45 4MATIC® interior is equally distinctive, with topstitching in handsome contrasting red and exclusive AMG® trim in black/red or black/silver. An AMG® DINAMICA® interior package is available, as well.
The 2017 CLA, scheduled to arrive during the third quarter this year, is Mercedes-Benz at its best. From the way it pushes the styling envelope to its dynamic performance, the 2017 CLA blazes a new trail for Mercedes-Benz and raises the bar yet again for competitors. Come in for more information and updates on availability today.