Key Features

The 2016 CLA250 Coupe
MSRP $32,050
Passenger capacity
Trunk capacity
13.1 cu ft
Transmission type
7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic
2.0L turbo-4
208 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Acceleration, 0-60 mph
6.9 sec
City fuel economy
26 mpg
Highway fuel economy
38 mpg

Interior Dimensions


38.2 in. (37.0 in with Panorama roof)
40.2 in
Shoulder room
56.0 in


35.4 in (35.6 in with Panorama roof)
27.1 in
Shoulder room
53.2 in
Cargo capacity
13.1 cu ft

More Exterior Dimensions

Overall length
182.3 in
Overall height
56.6 in
Overall width
80.0 in (with mirrors)
106.3 in
Coefficient of drag
Curb weight
3,252 lbs


  • Engine, Drivetrain, and Performance

    Engine, Drivetrain, and Performance

    Net power
    208 hp @ 5,500 rpm
    Net torque
    258 lb-ft @ 1,250-4,000 rpm
    Compression ratio
    Diecast alloy block and head
    Fuel requirement
    Premium unleaded gasoline
    Fuel capacity
    13.2 gal
    Fuel economy
    City estimate
    26 mpg
    Highway estimate
    38 mpg
    Emission certification
    Bin5 / ULEV III 70
    Automatic transmission
    7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic
    Drive configuration
    Front-wheel drive or optional 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
    Final-drive ratio
    Acceleration, 0-60 mph
    6.9 sec
  • Chassis and Traction Control/Stability Systems

    Chassis and Traction Control/Stability Systems

    4-wheel independent suspension
    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. Sporty tuning of the spring and damping rates, along with rigid yet lightweight components, results in precise wheel control and crisp feedback in all conditions.
    Steering type
    Rack-and-pinion with electromechanical power assist
    Turning circle
    36.0 ft, curb-to-curb
    Traction Control & Stability
    Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
    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.[*4]
  • Brakes, Wheels, and Tires

    Brakes, Wheels, and Tires

    Adaptive braking technology
    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.
    Antilock Braking System (ABS)
    ABS senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together. This intelligent system can pump the brakes as needed up to 30 times per second, to prevent lockup and preserve the driver's steering ability.
    Brake Assist (BAS®)
    Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist.[*5]
    17-inch 5-spoke (7.5x17 front and rear)
    225/45R17 front and rear, all-season Extended Mobility[*6]
  • Safety and Security Systems

    Safety and Security Systems

    Safety Features
    COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS uses radar-based technology to help detect an impending collision with a vehicle ahead, or even some sationary objects, based on your speed and distance. In addition to alerting the driver, its Adaptive Brake Assist with autonomous braking can automatically apply up to 100% of the car's braking force in certain situations, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity.
    The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST continuously monitors 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.[*8]
    Mercedes-Benz mbrace®
    From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping out in an emergency, mbrace combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. Three mbrace packages are offered, and every 2015 Mercedes-Benz includes a 6-month mbrace trial subscription.[*9,*10,*11]
    Restraint Systems
    Integrated Restraint System
    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.[*12] 
    Side curtain air bags
    In a side impact exceeding a preset threshold, a multi-chamber air bag deploys along the front and rear side windows on the affected side of the vehicle. An integrated rollover sensor automatically deploys the ETDs and, if deemed necessary, the side curtain air bags in the event of a detected rollover.[*12]
    Seat belt technology
    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.
    Occupant Classification System (OCS)
    OCS automatically turns the front passenger's front air bag on or off and adjusts the air bag inflation rate based on the weight category determined by weight sensor readings from the front passenger seat.
    ISOFIX / Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
    Standardized child-seat attachments are provided at both outboard rear seating positions. Selectable passenger seat-belt retractors help secure child seats.
    Locking & Security
    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.
    Locator lighting
    Locator lighting uses the car's lights to help illuminate a return path when the car is remote-unlocked in darkness. Unlocking the car also activates the illuminated entry system.
    Emergency trunk opener
    An emergency release lever is located inside the trunk and illuminated for 60 minutes after the trunk lid is closed.
    Night Security Illumination
    Night security illumination uses the car's exterior lights to help illuminate a path after parking.
    Driver-programmable driveaway locking
    Automatically locks the doors when the car reaches 9 mph.
    Antitheft alarm with remote panic feature
    The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the liftgate 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.