Updated Mercedes-Benz CLA Makes Aussie Debut

by under News on 22 Aug 2016 07:20:52 PM22 Aug 2016
Mercedes-Benz Introduces Facelifted CLA To Australia

Mercedes-Benz has dropped Australian price and specification information for both the facelifted CLA sedan Coupe and Shooting Brake. It brings some minor visual updates as well as more standard tech and equipment. The downside being that all variants are now more expensive.

How expensive? Buyers will have to pay upwards of $1,100 for the updated Merc CLA with prices starting at $52,500 for the base CLA 200 sedan. Prices for the Shooting Brake body style are uniformly higher than the equivalent sedan except for the most expensive AMG CLA 45 4MATIC where both sedan and wagon share the same $92,215 list price.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Facelifted CLA To Australia

Horst von Sanden, CEO and Managing Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific, said: “Since their respective launches, the CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake have helped to redefine public perception of our brand, and proven highly successful additions to the Mercedes-Benz line up. The new models further enhance the extremely progressive and unmistakable design, while providing even greater value and technology for our customers.”

Back to the CLA 200, it’s powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 115kW and a healthy 250Nm of torque sent to the front wheels. A notch up brings the only diesel in the range in the form of the CLA 220 d, an updated 2.1-litre motor with a 30kW/50Nm bump over the outgoing engine for 130kW and 350Nm. The engine found in the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC, though, receives a minor uptune of 5kW, displacing 2.0-litres from four-cylinders to produce 160kW and 350Nm.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Facelifted CLA To Australia

Features such as LED headlamps, DAB+ Digital Radio, Dynamic Select driving modes, ambient interior lighting are now standard across the range. While other additions such as Keyless Go comfort package which includes hands-free access and an Easy-Pack tailgate is now included for even the base CLA Shooting Brake.

The CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC comes with a set of 18-inch AMG wheels, sports suspension, sports seats, sunroof, panoramic sunroof, adaptive highbeam assist, and heated fully electric front seats.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Facelifted CLA To Australia

The updated Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 receives a more powerful 280kW/475Nm 2.0-litre turbocharge four-cylinder petrol engine that can now provide enough thrust to urge the car to 100km/h from rest as fast as 4.2 seconds (4.3 for the Shooting Brake), aided by its 4-MATIC all-wheel drive system to recruit grip from all corners.

The range-topping CLA gets 19-inch AMG wheels, performance exhaust, better brakes, AMG Performance seats, and a Harman/Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system as standard.

CLA Coupé

  • CLA 200 - $52,500 
  • CLA 220 d - $53,900
  • CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC - $67,600
  • AMG CLA 45 4MATIC - $92,215

CLA Shooting Brake

  • CLA 200 Shooting Brake - $54,000
  • CLA 220 d Shooting Brake - $55,400
  • CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC Shooting Brake - $68,600
  • AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake - $92,215

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