Final yr we noticed it Mercedes A-Class get a facelift and now it is the flip of Mercedes’ compact four-door coupe – the CLA. The revisions prolong past exterior design tweaks with new trim ranges, upgraded expertise and recent engine choices.
CLA will proceed as its rival BMW 2 Sequence Gran Coupehowever Mercedes presents a extra sensible one property model of his automotive in his kind CLA Capturing Brake – which will get the identical facelift remedy for 2023. Alongside the usual CLA, the AMG-tuned implementation publications – n CLA 45 and CLA 35 have additionally been renewed.
When it comes to exterior design, it is a pretty subdued replace to the CLA and Capturing Brake mannequin. The CLA facelift retains the svelte profile of the outgoing automotive, with an arched roofline, grooved hood scoops and a single crease alongside the edges. There is a newly restyled entrance bumper and radiator grille, whereas the rear diffuser has additionally been modified. Mercedes additionally gave the CLAs “modernized graphics” within the LED headlight cluster, plus a brand new signature for the taillights. 17-inch wheels come commonplace, however you’ll be able to specify as much as 19-inch wheels.
The CLA advantages from related inside modifications to these of the A-Class hatchback obtained in 2022. A seven-inch and 10.25-inch show setup is commonplace, nevertheless, you’ll be able to optionally select two 10.25-inch shows. The infotainment system options its newest technology MBUX software program, with new “Basic”, “Sporty” and “Discreet” show types – every providing completely different quantities and sorts of driver data. The USB ports are actually all illuminated, but when connectivity is not your factor, Mercedes has enabled wi-fi smartphone charging on some fashions, together with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Not a lot has modified design-wise inside, though the Mercedes-AMG Efficiency steering wheel is now commonplace – with a double-spoke design and further buttons. Within the AMG Line specification, there are sports activities seats manufactured from recycled supplies from the Artico model. AMG fashions function Efficiency seats with further bolstering and a singular shade selection.
Mercedes CLA engines and efficiency
Whereas Mercedes hasn’t revealed pricing, it has given us particulars on the powertrain for the up to date CLA. Gentle-hybrid Energy comes to each petrol model of the CLA with a 48-volt motor that provides an additional 13bhp at launch. Mercedes claims the belt-start technology “noticeably improves consolation and buyer expertise. For instance, it allows low-vibration, low-noise engine beginning, in addition to driving with the interior combustion engine off.’ Seven- and eight-speed dual-clutch computerized transmissions are commonplace.
The vary opens with the CLA 180, which presents 134bhp and 230Nm of torque from its delicate hybrid 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Acceleration is 9.4 seconds for 0-62mph (0.2 slower than the hatch) and prime pace is 134mph. Subsequent comes the CLA 200, which makes use of the identical engine because the CLA 180 however tuned to 161 hp and 270 Nm of torque. 0-62mph is tackled in 8.4 seconds and it’ll attain 142mph.
The CLA 220 continues with a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, utilizing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. That is sufficient for a 0-62mph time of seven.3 seconds and a prime pace of 147mph. The 221bhp CLA 250 accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds and reaches a prime pace of 155mph.
Diesel remains to be an choice for CLA patrons with the 114bhp CLA 180d and 148bhp CLA 200d, there’s additionally a 188bhp 220d. Every diesel choice makes use of the identical 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, simply tuned to completely different energy outputs. Each drivetrain from the CLA coupe is obtainable within the Capturing Brake, aside from the 220 4MATIC petrol.
Plug-in hybrid Energy has improved with the facelifted CLA. Mercedes claims the battery presents the next power content material, reaching a most of 51 miles of electric-only vary – an enchancment of eight miles. Energy output from electrical The engine has been elevated by 7 hp to 107 hp, however the complete output of the CLA 250 e mannequin stays the identical at 215 hp.
Charging speeds for the CLA PHEV have elevated with the charging restrict of seven.4 kW as much as 11 kW. This implies it takes about 25 minutes to recharge the battery from 10-80%, as a substitute of 1 hour and 45 minutes.