Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe (2019–)

Model History

January 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe revealed

Mercedes has revealed its new CLA Coupe at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Closely related to the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the new CLA is four-door coupe. It's longer than the A-Class Saloon and is likely to start at around £29,000 when orders open in May 2019.

Intended to cater for younger buyers than the typical Mercedes-Benz audience, the CLA is packed with all of the technology that recently made its debut on the A-Class. This includes the A-Class's trick MBUX multimedia system and 'Hey Mercedes' voice control.

There will be a range of petrol and diesel engines on offer, with the launch model badged the CLA 250 with a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 225PS. Buyers will get a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes as well as two- or four-wheel drive.

It's expected to be offered in Sport and AMG Line trim levels, while AMG variants will follow later in the year. A Shooting Brake version is also on its way.

March 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLA prices announced

UK orders are now open for the Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe, with prices starting at £30,550 for the entry-level CLA 180 AMG Line. The CLA 200 is available from £32,100, while the CLA 220 costs £32,865 or £34,465 for the CLA 220 4MATIC. The range-topping CLA 250 is priced from £33,640.

The CLA 180 and CLA 200 both use a 1.3-litre petrol engine capable of producing 136 hp and 200 Nm or 163PS and 250Nm respectively. The 180 and 200 can deliver up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle, while the 180 emits 123g/km of CO2 and the 200 emits 124g/km.

Available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive, the CLA 220 features a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an output of 190PS and 300Nm. It can deliver up to 41.5mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2 – the 220 4MATIC delivers 40.4mpg and emits 149g/km.

The petrol-powered CLA 250 – which uses a 2.0-litre engine – can generate 224PS and 350Nm. The 250 can return up to 41.5mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2.

All models will be initially available with a 7G-DCT seven-speed automatic transmission, with a manual gearbox coming later. The diesel-powered CLA 200 d and CLA 220 d will also be added to the line-up later in the year. The CLA Shooting Brake was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and will be going on sale in May.

AMG Line models come as standard with MBUX multimedia system, including ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice recognition; 10.25-inch digital touchscreen infotainment display; seven-inch digital cockpit display; navigation with three years live services; LED high performance headlights; privacy glass; Thermotronic luxury two-zone automatic climate control; Keyless-Go starting function; DAB radio; smartphone integration, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; wireless charging (for compatible phones); heated front seats; leather upholstery, with a choice of four colour options; Parking package; Mirror package; Active Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist.

AMG Line Premium trim adds a 10.25-inch digital cockpit display; augmented navigation; a dash cam; ambient lighting, with a choice of 64 colours; 225 w illuminated door sills with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering; rear armrest; Keyless-Go, including keyless lock and unlock.

AMG Line Premium Plus features all of the above equipment, and adds a panoramic sliding sunroof; Multibeam LED headlights and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; memory seats for the driver and front passenger; Energizing pack – uses a number of the car’s systems to boost driver fitness and wellbeing.

The Driving Assistance package is available for £1,495, and includes Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Braking Assist with cross-traffic function; Active Distance Assist Distronic; Active Emergency Stop Assist; Active Lane-change Assist; Active Speed Limit Assist; Active Steering Assist; Evasive Steering Assist; Pre-Safe Plus; and route-based speed adjustment.

April 2019

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4matic announced

The third car in the AMG 35 line-up, the CLA 35 shares a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the A 35 hatch and saloon. It produces 306PS and features four-wheel drive as standard, taking it to 62mph in 4.9 seconds.

The exterior builds on the CLA's four-door coupe body style with a few subtle changes, including trim elements in chrome and a new radiator grille. It gets 18-inch alloy wheels as standard while buyers can opt for 19-inch wheels.

Inside, the CLA 35 features Mercedes-Benz's new MBUX infotainment system and optional ambient lighting in 64 colours. There's also a fully digital instrument cluster as well as a new AMG steering wheel.

Prices are yet to be confirmed but we expect them to start at around £38,000 when the CLA 35 goes on sale in August 2019.

July 2019

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and 45 S announced

With an output of up to 421PS, the completely newly developed 2.0-litre engine is the world's most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder manufactured for series production. Mercedes-AMG has bettered the output of the preceding engine by 40PS while maximum torque has also increased from 475 to up to 500Nm.

In the 45 models, the four-cylinder ensures extremely agile performance in two output classes: with 421PS as the S model and with 387PS in the basic version.

The A 45 S 4MATIC+ takes 3.9 seconds to reach 62mph (CLA 45 S 4MATIC+: 4.0 seconds), while the A 45 4MATIC+ model hits 62mph in 4.0 seconds (CLA 45 4 MATIC+ in 4.1 seconds).

The driver and front passenger are seated in an active position on contoured sport seats with firm lateral support. The standard upholstery as a combination of black ARTICO man-made leather and DINAMICA microfibre is timeless, and creates typical AMG highlights with double topstitching in red. The colour scheme is echoed by the red designo seat belts and the dashboard support trim in black DINAMICA microfibre with a red border. The chromed air vents are likewise upgraded with a red ring. As an alternative an upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather in neva grey/black with mid-grey double topstitching and light-longitudinal-grain aluminium trim is available.

The A 45 S and CLA 45 S even go a step further: yellow highlights reoccur throughout the interior to emphasise the motor racing character of the more powerful models. Also included in the standard equipment are the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre with contrasting yellow topstitching, a yellow 12 o'clock marking, AMG steering wheel buttons and AMG logo, plus ambience lighting.

In all models, the centre console in high-gloss black with a touchpad as standard has a further control array with additional switches controlling the 3-stage ESP®, the manual transmission mode and the optional adaptive damping system AMG RIDE CONTROL. In combination with the optional leather package, it features a silver chrome console surround.

The characteristic, sporty AMG ambience is also enhanced by the sports pedal cluster of brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, black floor mats with AMG lettering and a surround in a nubuck leather look, the black fabric roof liner and AMG front entry sills in brushed stainless steel with "AMG" lettering.

August 2019

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Coupe priced from £52,145

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Coupe is available to order now with prices starting from £52,145, while the Plus Coupe starts at £58,145.

Standard equipment on the CLA 45 S includes 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloys; red brake callipers; AMG Suspension with AMG Ride Control; AMG-specific radiator grille with a wider lower contour and 12 vertical louvres; wider front wings with flared arches; wider AMG side skirts; two sets of round, twin tailpipes; diffuser; spoiler lip in vehicle colour; AMG DYNAMIC SELECT; AMG Night pack; ARTICO and DINAMICA microfibre performance seats; AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather and DINAMICA microfibre; AMG DRIVE Unit with driver’s package and AMG TRACK PACE; heated front seats; mirror package; parking package; 10.25-inch touch screen media display and 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster; Mercedes-Benz sound system; KEYLESS entry; Mercedes-Benz illuminated door sills; 64-colour ambient lighting; rear arm rest; smartphone integration with wireless charging; and augmented reality satellite navigation.

The range-topping Plus model adds AMG Aerodynamic package, including modified front splitter, additional flics on the front apron, an additional diffuser blade, side spoiler lips on the rear apron and a rear spoiler; Adaptive Damping suspension; panoramic sunroof; Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels; electrically-adjustable front memory seats; leather package; Traffic Sign Assist; multi-contour seat package; Burmester surround sound system; and Blind Spot Assist.

Standard safety and assistance equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keep Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, and Speed Limit Assist.


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What does a Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe (2019) cost?

List Price from £31,325
Buy new from £28,887
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