The 208-hp 2.0-liter turbo four in the CLA250 combines numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. Its twin-scroll turbo quickly spins up to 230,000 rpm to boost response, with all of the engine's 258 lb-ft of torque on tap at just 1,250 rpm. Widely variable timing of all 16 valves and innovative 3-phase cooling team up to reduce emissions while raising your emotions.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
The racing-inspired 7-speed transmission combines the sporty response of a manual, the smooth refinement of an automatic, and better efficiency than either. Dual clutches offer quicker gear changes than a human can shift a traditional manual gearbox, while three overdrive ratios boost highway mpg. Selectable ECO, Sport and Manual modes let you favor fully automatic efficiency and comfort, intensified response, or shift-for-yourself excitement via the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
A pair of paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed DCT transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
Engineered to balance quick-witted responsiveness with quiet refinement, the 4-wheel independent suspension of the CLA features a combination of MacPherson struts and wishbones up front, with a four-link design at the rear.
A first for Mercedes-Benz in the U.S., the CLA's front-wheel drive system is an ideal match for the car's sporty demeanor and efficient packaging. Impeccable calibration of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and Electronic Traction System (ETS®) enhances tire bite under hard acceleration, while equal-length driveshafts virtually eliminate undesirable torque steer. The compact powertrain design also allows for generous cabin and trunk space within the CLA's sleek profile.
A multimode drive program selector on the dash lets you transform the CLA's character with the touch of a button. Three modes (ECO, Sport and Manual) alter the throttle response and shift points, with the Manual mode offering full control of gear changes via the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Advanced electromechanical power steering delivers quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, along with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.
Inspired by its trendsetting big brother, the CLS, the CLA is a near-verbatim translation of the acclaimed Concept Style Coupe showcar that captivated the international auto show circuit. Flowing curves are joined by crisp, sweeping arcs to create a three-dimensional sculpture that's enticing from every angle. Frameless door glass, an expressive front fascia and taut proportions define it as a true, and truly modern, Mercedes-Benz 4-door coupe.
Bold, wide and upright, the CLA grille is an instantly recognizable icon of automotive passion. While its curved borders are echoed in the headlamps and draw the eye to its bulging "twin power dome" hood, its impeccable detail inspires more than a lingering glance. Radiating from the central Star is a series of intricate haxagonal "pins," each one individually shaped by the car's designer to optimize both aesthetics and airflow. Each pin is tipped in chrome with the optional Sport Package.
In the Mercedes-Benz coupe tradition, the CLA cabin combines four sporty seats with a clear focus on driving enjoyment. Yet in an ultramodern twist, the CLA includes room for a fifth passenger along with a fresh take on its ergonomically ideal displays and controls. A new 7-inch freestanding screen takes center stage atop the winglike dash, while aluminum-ringed air vents would be equally at home in a private jet. Every shape and surface is designed to please the eye and invite the touch.
A sporty new design for the standard 17-inch wheels features five wide spokes with subtle sculpting. They're outfitted with all-season Extended Mobility tires. Disclaimer
With thick padding and a leather-wrapped rim with perforated side grips, the 3-spoke steering wheel puts the delights of precise handling literally in your hands. For fingertip access to some of the vehicle functions you use most often, convenient buttons adjust the audio, access your Bluetooth® phone and activate the available voice control. You can also scroll through the features of the illustrated multifunction display in the instrument cluster, with a "home" button further enhancing its convenience.
With an intriguing texture and cool anthracite tone, the standard dash and door trim brings sporty refinement to the CLA cabin. It's particularly effective at highlighting the high-quality, low-sheen metallic trim encircling the five dashboard air vents and instrument cluster.
Controlled via the multifunction steering wheel, this sharp color display in the instrument cluster lets you scroll through various screens, including a trip computer, numerous programmable vehicle settings, as well as the audio system status and more.
An advanced system of 8 air bags offers 10-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact head/torso air bags, dual front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. The system can also provide autonomous braking from speeds up to 65 mph. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 different parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. Disclaimer
Arguably our most important passive safety feature, all four outboard 3-point seat belts are equipped with Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and belt force limiters. If a collision exceeds a preset threshold, ETDs instantly remove slack from the seat belts. Belt force limiters allow a slight amount of give in the seat belts, to reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant.
A system of interconnected elements work together to help protect the occupants in a collision. High-strength/low-alloy (HSLA) and ultra-high-strength steel are used in critical areas such as the roof pillars, floor and roof crossmembers, door beams and various reinforcements throughout the body. Advanced front and rear crumple zones deform progressively to help absorb the energy of an impact, while the front bulkhead helps channel some impact forces under, over, and around the cabin.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a brake HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
BAS® senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal, and immediately applies maximum available power boost. By eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough, Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance. Letting up on the brake pedal releases BAS. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
ESP®, our standard Electronic Stability Program, also incorporates our Electronic Traction System (ETS®), which monitors for the first sign of wheel slip and responds to ensure torque is sent to the front wheel with better grip. Disclaimer
The convenient electronic parking brake can be set or disengaged at the touch of a button. It also automatically releases when you shift into gear and step on the accelerator. This feature also increases usable footwell and console space by eliminating the need for a mechanical brake pedal or handle.
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver´s door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler. The vehicle can be started via a pushbutton in the dash, thanks to a standard KEYLESS-START feature.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your CLA from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the trunk or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you´re within range of your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin. Five adjustable vents in the dash and a pair of rear-cabin air vents help maintain passenger enjoyment throughout the cabin.
Five years of mbrace Connect gives you remote access to your car from your smartphone or computer. The mbrace Mobile App puts remote vehicle controls and numerous other conveniences on your phone. You can access Google, Yelp and more with an ever-growing variety of in-vehicle apps. You can send destinations to your COMAND® navigation system from your computer or phone. Even your car can reach out, with remote diagnostics and a direct connection to Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. Disclaimer
Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you find your ideal driving position with 12-way power adjustment, including 4-way power lumbar support. A memory system for the driver seat recalls three stored positions for the seat plus the power side mirrors.
Both front seats feature sport contours with deep side bolsters. A new feature lets you extend the front of the seat cushion for added thigh support. All four outboard seats feature racing-inspired integrated head restraints.
Individually folding rear seatbacks allow you to expand the cargo capacity of your CLA while still carrying a rear passenger. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk. A new folding center armrest includes dual cupholders. Disclaimer
For long-term comfort and lower-back support, the driver's seat offers a lumbar support that precisely adjusts in/out and up/down.
A network of strategically placed LEDs casts a soothing and stylish yet unobtrusive glow on key interior areas, including the outside step area when you open any door. Illumination from beneath the front-seat head restraints accentuates the racy design of the seats while adding to rear-cabin passengers' sense of well-being when riding in darkness.
With 13.1 cubic feet of space, the trunk of a CLA provides ample room for your groceries, golf clubs or luggage.
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you´re ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
Featuring a large standard 7-inch color display and a central controller on the console, the CLA gives you convenient control of audio, video, hands-free calling and optional navigation functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. The freestanding display combines a big viewing area with a sleek design with no need for a bulky visor. Disclaimer
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
Visit http://www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com/us/en/ to learn more about Bluetooth connectivity. Disclaimer
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other MP3 player.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio™ technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
The Media Interface turns your car into an extension of your iPod or other compatible digital music player. Browse, select and play your music via the vehicle's standard audio controls on the console, dash and steering wheel. Disclaimer
Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback. Disclaimer
The standard AM/FM/weatherband audio system includes an in-dash CD player with MP3 capability, and convenient auxiliary audio controls on the steering wheel.