Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013–2018)

Model History

January 2013

New CLA revealed

Numerous details indicate that on a design level the CLA represents a further development of the modern classic Mercedes-Benz CLS. Three prominent lines give structure to the vehicle when viewed from the side: the front structural edge over the wings flows towards the rear end in a characteristic dropping line. Another, more sinewy line spans the shoulder muscle above the rear axle, while the third feature line extends in a sweeping curve from the front wheel towards the rear.

A large panoramic tilting/sliding sunroof is optionally available. This sunroof consists of a fixed polycarbonate cover at the front, a moving element made of mineral crystal and side trims to match the glass look. As such, the glass surface then extends from the front windscreen to the rear window.

The exterior's progressive, sporty appearance is continued inside the vehicle. The interior additionally derives a very special quality feel from the design idiom, the selection of high-quality materials and the available combinations of materials. All trim surfaces are galvanised in silver shadow, resulting in a metallic finish with "cool touch".

The instrument panel incorporates five round vents. The outer rings of the round vents have a high-quality electroplated finish. The airflow direction is governed by a galvanised insert that reveals a meticulous attention to detail. The free-standing display screen features a black piano-lacquer-look front panel and a flush-fitting silver frame.

The CLA is fitted with integral seats in the front and rear, underscoring its sporty character. The rear bench seat emphasises the outer seats (2+1-seater). Coloured contrasting stitching is available, according to the selected interior appointment options.

The petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres cover an output spectrum ranging from 122PS in the CLA 180 through to 211PS in the CLA 250. The two diesel engines combine dynamic low-end torque with the utmost efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI generates 136PS with maximum torque of 300 Nm (available from the 3rd quarter of 2013). With a cubic capacity of 2,143cc, the CLA 220 CDI will offer an output of 170PS and 350Nm of torque, emitting only 109g/km of CO2.

All the engines feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission or with the 7G-DCT dual oil clutch (not dry clutch) automatic transmission, which reconciles comfort and sportiness in inimitable fashion.

March 2013

UK ordering open for CLA

The all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA is available to order now, with prices starting from £24,355 OTR.

The CLA is the most aerodynamically-efficient car on-sale today – allowing the choice of four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines to deliver the highest possible economy whilst retaining the levels of refinement and performance expected of a Mercedes-Benz. The powerful CLA 220 CDI is capable of accelerating from rest to 62 mph in 8.2-seconds yet can return 62.9 mpg.

CLA 180 CLA 220 CDI
Engine (cc) 1,595 2,143
Gearbox options Six-speed manual 7G-DCT automatic
Power (hp)/Torque (Nm) 122/200 170/350
0-62 MPH (seconds) 9.3 8.2
Top speed (MPH) 130 143
Combined MPG 50.4 62.8
CO 2 (g/km) 130 117
Length 4,630 4,630
Width 1,777 1,777
Height 1,437 1,437
Boot volume (litres) 470 470
Sport OTR Price £24,355 £29,355
AMG Sport OTR Price £26,555 £31,555

The CLA – be it in Sport or AMG Sport guise – features a comprehensive list of standard equipment – making use of the latest advances in comfort, safety and dynamic technologies.

Key standard equipment:

  • Attention Assist
  • Collision Prevention Assist
  • Active Park Assist
  • Audio 20 CD/radio with 5.8 inch colour display
  • Aux-in socket and USB port in centre armrest
  • Bluetoothinterface
  • Becker Map Pilotpre-wiring
  • Twin exhaust pipe system in polished stainless steel
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Light and Sight package; consisting of rain-sensing wipers, reading and console lights and illuminated vanity mirrors, door sills and storage compartment in the centre console
CLA Sport CLA AMG Sport (in addition to Sport)
Comfort suspension Sport suspension
18-inch wheels in Himalaya Grey 18-inch wheels, AMG, five-spoke
Black grille, louvre in silver Diamond grille with silver pins, single louvre in gloss black
Multifunction sports steering wheel finished in nappa leather Multifunction sports steering wheel finished in nappa leather with flat bottom design
Sports seats with integrated headrests in Artico leather and Corumba cloth upholstery Sports seats with integrated headrests in Artico leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery
Sport bodystyling with chrome trim highlights AMG bodystyling with front and rear apron, sill extensions and Night package featuring black door mirrors, and beltline strip, privacy glass and bi-xenon headlights

To further personalise the CLA, there are a number of key options available, including the Exclusive package, priced at £1,970 for Sport variants and £1,640 for AMG Sport variants. The Exclusive package consists of an Artico artificial leather upper dashboard with topstitching, leather upholstery, four-way lumbar support in the front seats, velour floor mats with edging, armrest with topstitching and headed front seats, which come in a choice of three colours for Sport (Lava Black, Hazelnut Brown and Crystal Grey), and in Lava Black with red perforations for AMG Sport lines.

In addition to the standard Jupiter Red and Cirrus White paint, the CLA can be specified in five metallic paints as an option, as well as designo Magno Polar Silver for £1,480, or designo Patagonia Red for £1,790, with all prices including VAT.

March 2016

Revised CLA unveiled

The facelift involves new bumpers, a diamond radiator grille in black as standard and new light-alloy wheels. The interior also benefits from numerous enhancements, among them new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. LED High Performance headlamps, Hands-Free Access and further possibilities for integrating smartphones into the control system are all options that serve to enhance safety and comfort.

The new efficiency champion is the CLA 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with an output of 109PS and CO2 emissions from as low as 89 g/km. The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupé and Shooting Brake models now feature even more dynamic styling and a further upgraded interior. With a peak performance of 381PS and maximum torque of 475 Nm they are among the most powerful vehicles in their segment.

All models now have a diamond radiator grille in black as standard, plus a new front bumper with a silver, black or chrome trim strip. The rear bumper is optionally available with a panel incorporating a trim strip in chrome or black (Night package) between the tailpipes. The tailpipe trim panels themselves are now integrated flush into the bumper. This adds visual width to the vehicle and ensures a superior high-quality appearance thanks to even and narrow gaps where the panels join.

There is a new paintwork shade, cavansite blue metallic. The range of available wheels has also been significantly extended. There is now a choice of five 18-inch light-alloy wheels, all in all, including one in a new 5-twin-spoke design in conjunction with the AMG Line. This is available in two colours (painted black or titanium grey, with a high-sheen finish).

The petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres cover an output spectrum ranging from 122 hp in the CLA 180 through to 211 hp in the CLA 250. The two diesel engines combine dynamic low-end torque with the utmost efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI generates 136 hp, with maximum torque of 300 Nm (available from the 3rd quarter of 2013). With a cubic capacity of 2.2 litres, the CLA 220 CDI will offer an output of 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque, emitting only 109 g CO 2 per kilometre.

All the engines feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission or with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission, which reconciles comfort and sportiness in inimitable fashion.

- See more at: http://www.mercedes-benz-media.co.uk/passenger/release/2041/SLEEK+AS+THEY+COME#sthash.gfNf7wSS.dpuf

The petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres cover an output spectrum ranging from 122 hp in the CLA 180 through to 211 hp in the CLA 250. The two diesel engines combine dynamic low-end torque with the utmost efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI generates 136 hp, with maximum torque of 300 Nm (available from the 3rd quarter of 2013). With a cubic capacity of 2.2 litres, the CLA 220 CDI will offer an output of 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque, emitting only 109 g CO 2 per kilometre.

All the engines feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission or with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission, which reconciles comfort and sportiness in inimitable fashion.

- See more at: http://www.mercedes-benz-media.co.uk/passenger/release/2041/SLEEK+AS+THEY+COME#sthash.gfNf7wSS.dpuf

The petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres cover an output spectrum ranging from 122 hp in the CLA 180 through to 211 hp in the CLA 250. The two diesel engines combine dynamic low-end torque with the utmost efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI generates 136 hp, with maximum torque of 300 Nm (available from the 3rd quarter of 2013). With a cubic capacity of 2.2 litres, the CLA 220 CDI will offer an output of 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque, emitting only 109 g CO 2 per kilometre.

All the engines feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission or with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission, which reconciles comfort and sportiness in inimitable fashion.

- See more at: http://www.mercedes-benz-media.co.uk/passenger/release/2041/SLEEK+AS+THEY+COME#sthash.gfNf7wSS.dpuf

The petrol engines with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres cover an output spectrum ranging from 122 hp in the CLA 180 through to 211 hp in the CLA 250. The two diesel engines combine dynamic low-end torque with the utmost efficiency: the CLA 200 CDI generates 136 hp, with maximum torque of 300 Nm (available from the 3rd quarter of 2013). With a cubic capacity of 2.2 litres, the CLA 220 CDI will offer an output of 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque, emitting only 109 g CO 2 per kilometre.

All the engines feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission or with the 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission, which reconciles comfort and sportiness in inimitable fashion.

- See more at: http://www.mercedes-benz-media.co.uk/passenger/release/2041/SLEEK+AS+THEY+COME#sthash.gfNf7wSS.dpuf

What does a Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013 – 2018) cost?

List Price from £31,325
Buy new from £28,887
Contract hire from £258.12 per month