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 â€“ $49,900
- CLA 250 Sport â€“ $63,400
- CLA 45 AMG â€“ $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:
- 18â€ Wheels
- Thermotronic climate control
- BeckerÂ® MAP PILOT Navigation
- Reversing camera
- Collision Prevention Assist
- Blind Spot Assist
- 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 Driverâ€™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?
The New Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class â€“ Pricing and Specification Announced
11 July 2013 â€“ Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has announced pricing and specifications for the new CLA-Class, the worldâ€™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.
â€œThe new CLA-Class seamlessly transfers the expressive avant-garde coupÃ© design into series productionâ€ said Horst Von Sanden, Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific. â€œThe 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. Itâ€™s appearance is characterised by AMG styling, depicted by the Diamond Grille, Intelligent Light System, 18â€ 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 â€“ 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 18â€ Wheels, THERMOTRONIC, BeckerÂ® 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 Driverâ€™s Package, AMG Night Package, AMG Performance Steering Wheel, COMAND Navigation and a Harmon KardonÂ® Logic 7Â® 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-SAFEÂ®, 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.