The Mercedes CLA Class offer stylish good looks as well as great performance and as a five door coupe it should be considered as a driver's car. CLA appeals to a younger generation of Mercedes drivers.
With its sporty appearance, there's a range of powerful engines to help propel the CLA to great performance. Drivers have a choice of two petrol units with three power outputs and two power outputs for a 2.1 litre CDI diesel engine.
Indeed, the CLA 220 CDI should return 67 mpg while having emissions of 111g/km. There's also a 1.6 litre petrol unit which returns 52 mpg and has emissions of 125g/km. both engines offer good levels of performance though the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG offers the best with a 0 to 62mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds while the CLA 250 will do that in 6.6 seconds.
The CLA is an attempt by Mercedes to attract younger buyers to the brand and its dramatic look hides a lot of attractive features. It offers an impressive and responsive ride with the AMG Sport versions being the most dynamic. The 45 AMG has all-wheel drive to help improve grip.
Most drivers opt for the AMG Sport, which has extra body kit, and the entry-level Mercedes CLA Sport. There's plenty of standard equipment fitted to the basic model and, as with all Mercedes cars, there's a long list of optional extras including an 'exclusive package' which adds leather upholstery and heated seats among other features.
There's also a lot of safety equipment and the Sport comes with stop start technology, parking assist, sports seats, Bluetooth connectivity, rain sensing windscreen wipers and a 7-inch touchscreen. Other models come with upgraded upholstery, tinted windows and a sports suspension. To help underpin its appeal to younger drivers, the firm has various connectivity features including Apple Car Play so their music can be played via the car's 7-inch infotainment screen from an iPhone.
Essentially, the Mercedes CLA Class is a stylish coupe that offers a rewarding drive and it is an excellent entry point into the Mercedes marque for those who would like to step up the quality of their car.
Why not have a look at the CLA on the official Mercedes-Benz UK company website and get the latest news about the CLA in the UK at The UK Mercedes-Benz Owners' Club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the CLA Class on the Top Gear website.
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