The new Rock Star on SA roads: the Mercedes CLA

An icon in the media and on the road, Mercedes has not had to reiterate its design year after year to keep people’s attention. The luxury speaks for itself. The new Mercedes-Benz CLA is no different. Similar in style to its predecessor, this unique design and impressive features keep the Mercedes CLA coupe in the minds of many car enthusiasts and luxury car admirers alike. If you are in the market for a Mercedes Benz for sale on Auto Mart, the CLA is definitely worth checking out.

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The Mercedes CLA’s Impressive design

Mercedes has broken the mould again, calling the Mercedes Benz CLA a “four-door coupe.” This is the Mercedes way of saying, the CLA Benz is shockingly sleek. Upon first glance, you are immediately captivated by the bold double lines cutting across the side of the vehicle. These lines give the exterior an unexpected lift- the CLA Mercedes has almost a human-like appearance with attractive prominent cheekbones as you look at the vehicle head-on. Staring at the diamond grille from the front you see the large, iconic Mercedes emblem in a shiny material that matches the exterior trim along the car.

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The rear lights on the CLA are quite intriguing, giving this stylish Mercedes coupe a sporty edge. The new CLA is also available in many luxury paint finishes to top off its eye-catching look and feel.

The coupe mould of the CLA, although unconventional, still stays true to its origins with available coupe frameless or chrome/black framed windows. Fans of the Mercedes brand will find familiarity in the elegant roofline of this coupe, then will be pleasantly surprised with its high beltline swooping back down into the familiar rear spoiler lip, giving this coupe an all-around dynamic design.

With its interior, the CLA shifts its focus from pleasing others who will stare as you drive by to giving you the interior cabin that only an elegant car made by Mercedes-Benz could offer. Opening the door of the car disrupts the prominent lower line cutting across the CLA’s exterior. Continuity and balance are restored as you follow the line into the interior panelling of the door.

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Let your eye graze over the sporty seats of the CLA interior. Choose from 12 different colours to suit the Mercedes coupe to your tastes. The ambient lighting will guide you to notice the sophisticated use of wood and aluminium trim throughout the interior cabin- a testament to Mercedes’s dedication to delivering luxury quality.

In the centre of all this luxury stands the 20.3 cm media display that is thin, like a tablet. Underneath there are three air vents with an industrial design for a bit of ruggedness.

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Features and Technology in the Mercedes CLA

The CLA Mercedes for sale is full of dynamic technology both inside and out to make this a very intelligent vehicle. On the interior, enjoy the interior controls such as THERMATIC climate control, Mercedes me Connect, and parking assist.

Interior features are available for your comfort and convenience. Enjoy 4-way lumbar support in the front with power seats. The electronically adjustable mirrors have a built in (optional) parking position so your mirrors stay safe no matter where you park. The 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel has 12 buttons on it for easy access to the features you love. Let others hear you coming with an available Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system!

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The 20.3 cm media display, similar to a tablet, has its own operating system. The COMAND Online multimedia system in the Mercedes CLA is one of the most comprehensive display systems out of any car on the market. Outfitted with an internet browser, audio and Bluetooth connectivity, and navigation capabilities, the COMAND Online multimedia system surpasses the expectations of any driver.

The COMAND Online internet browser connects through your phone’s Bluetooth interface to provide you with Mercedes-Benz apps that give you Google, weather, Facebook, and news among other cool features. Control the COMAND System effortlessly with an intuitive touchpad right by the gearstick.

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The winning technology feature would be the range of sensors throughout the vehicle that give you a car that has your driving comfort in mind. Rain sensors, DISTRONIC steering assist, and many other features utilize the sensors on the vehicle that adjust to the road ahead before you can even register it yourself, taking the guesswork out of driving and leaving all the fun to you.

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Performance of the CLA Mercedes Models

Feel the might of the Mercedes CLA with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Light, agile, and highly responsive, the Mercedes-Benz CLA coupe gives you performance, no matter the road ahead. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive changes the grip on each wheel, distributing the power between the front and rear wheels for an even, steady drive. The damping system on the chassis keeps the ride balanced and Active Body Control (ABC) is a high quality suspension system automatically adjusting suspension, so you don’t have to change the way you drive.

The Dynamic Select drive program lets you choose your driving experience. With each setting, the engine, suspension, and steering automatically adjust once you select one of five modes: comfort, sport, sport+, Eco, and individual- the customizable setting that lets you choose the steering, drive system and suspension that suits your driving style for the day.

The petrol engines of the Mercedes Benz CLA coupe give this Mercedes car an average top speed of about 237 km/h. Fuel consumption combined of 5.9-5.3 l/100km but they don’t sacrifice on emissions with 14.2 g/km of CO2 emissions combines.

Safety and Specifications of the CLA

Safety is of course, a high priority that is not forgotten amongst all the luxury. Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive is one initiative in the pursuit of “accident-free driving.” The CLA coupe features multi-sensor features that can detect potential risks on the road.

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This all-encompassing system integrates all safety features under one through its multiple sensor technology. The Mercedes CLA comes with safety features such as Attention assist, lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, a reversing camera, and the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE system that detects risks to activate preventative safety measures to ensure that you can avoid an accident, or stay safe in case you can’t.

The new Mercedes coupe now comes in a new turbodiesel model, the CLA 200d that has 120W power and 350Nm of torque. Other models of this vehicle vary in power, transmission, and available options:

  • CLA 200
  • CLA 200 auto
  • CLA 200d auto
  • CLA 220d auto
  • CLA 250 Sport 4Matic auto
  • CLA 45 AMG 4Matic auto
Mercedes-Benz CLA ModelsCLA 200 CoupeCLA 250 Sport 4MaticCLA 45 SMGCLA 200 d CoupeCLA 220 d Coupe
Cubic Capacity1 595 cm³1 991 cm³1 991 cm³2 143 cm³2 143 cm³
Power155 kW155 kW280 kW100 kW130 kW
Top Speed230 km/h240 km/h250 km/h220 km/h232 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)8.2 seconds6.5 seconds4.2 seconds9.5 seconds7.7 seconds
Combined Fuel Consumption5.5 – 5.7 litres / 100 km6.5 – 6.7 litres / 100 km6.9 – 7.3 litres / 100 km4.0 – 4.4 litres / 100 km4.0 – 4.2 litres / 100 km
Mercedes Benz CLA PriceFrom R 449 900From 631 900From 832 900From R 481 900From R 519 900

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