Vehicle Preview: 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA

October 7th, 2016 by

A lot of Mercedes-Benz, a lot of value
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.MY17_CLA_IMG_01 (1)
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. CLA interior
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.

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