Mercedes-Benz CLA – Australian pricing & specs

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has today announced pricing and basic specs for its CLA range, the saloon version of the A Class. We’ll be seeing three models in Australia and here is the manufacturer’s list pricing:

  • CLA 200 – $49,900
  • CLA 250 Sport – $63,400
  • CLA 45 AMG – $86,900

In the case of the CLA 45 AMG, the model of most interest to AUSmotive readers, that represents a $12,000 premium over its hot hatch sibling. While CLA 250 Sport and CLA 200 buyers are asked to fork out an extra $13,500 and $9,000 respectively compared with corresponding models from the the A Class range.

The CLA 200 is powered by a 115kW/250Nm 1.6 litre turbo four-cylinder, the CLA 250 Sport has a 155kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo four. When AMG gets their skilled engine-makers on the case they produce 265kW/450Nm from the 2.0 litre turbo found within the CLA 45 AMG.

The CLA 200 comes with the following standard equipment:

  • 18” Wheels
  • Thermotronic climate control
  • Becker® MAP PILOT Navigation
  • Reversing camera
  • Collision Prevention Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Pre-Safe
  • Attention Assist
  • Active Bonnet

In addition, the CLA 250 Sport features:

  • Heated electric leather sports seats with memory function and AMG styling

While the CLA 45 AMG also includes:

  • AMG Driver’s Package
  • AMG Night Package
  • AMG Performance Steering Wheel
  • Comand Navigation
  • Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system
  • Distronic Plus (Adaptive cruise control)
  • Lane Keeping Assist

We ask, is the addition of a boot and a supposed boost in style really worth the price premium Mercedes-Benz demands?

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

The New Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class – Pricing and Specification Announced

11 July 2013 – Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has announced pricing and specifications for the new CLA-Class, the world’s most aerodynamic production vehicle. With three exciting new variants for the Australian market, the CLA-Class embodies the role of the trendsetter, offering innovative styling and dynamic driving capabilities to leave a lasting impression.

“The new CLA-Class seamlessly transfers the expressive avant-garde coupé design into series production” said Horst Von Sanden, Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific. “The CLA-Class redefines aerodynamic efficiency and emphasises the desire to provide our customers with cutting-edge technology and safety equipment.

With breathtakingly sporty proportions and powerfully dynamic design idiom, the Mercedes-Benz CLA establishes a new vehicle segment. The CLA 200 produces a maximum output of 115kW and 250Nm of torque from the 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, while producing an outstanding fuel consumption of just 5.7L/100km (combined).

The sporty CLA 250 Sport utilises a 2.0L 4-cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine to produce 155kW and 350Nm of torque. It’s appearance is characterised by AMG styling, depicted by the Diamond Grille, Intelligent Light System, 18” AMG Wheels, sports pedals, AMG tuned suspension and sports steering wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG delivers a maximum output of 265kW and up to 450Nm of torque. The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine in combination with the performance oriented 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive system, leads to extremely dynamic performance: the CLA 45 AMG accelerates from 0 – 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds, while its top speed is 270 km/h (electronically limited).

A host of exceptional features come standard on the CLA-Class including 18” Wheels, THERMOTRONIC, Becker® MAP PILOT Navigation, and a reversing camera. In addition, the CLA 250 Sport incorporates Heated Electric Leather Sports Seats with Memory Function and AMG styling. The CLA 45 AMG also includes AMG Driver’s Package, AMG Night Package, AMG Performance Steering Wheel, COMAND Navigation and a Harmon Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system as standard.

The CLA-Class will also arrive with exceptional safety features as standard including COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, Blind Spot Assist, PRE-SAFE®, Attention Assist and Active Bonnet. The CLA 45 AMG will also include DISTRONIC PLUS and Lane Keeping Assist as standard.

The new CLA-Class will be on sale in Australia starting in October 2013. Sale prices will be as follows:

  • CLA 200: $49,900 (MRLP)
  • CLA 250 Sport: $63,400 (MRLP)
  • CLA 45 AMG: $86,900 (MRLP)

Note: The MRLP excludes on-road costs and dealer delivery. Contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer for drive away price information.