Mercedes CLA 180 Sport review (2013 onwards) MSN Cars UK

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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

Mercedes CLA 180 Sport review onwards)

Model: Mercedes CLA 180 (from £24,355)

Bodystyle: saloon

Engine: 1.6-litre petrol, 122hp, 147lb ft

six-speed manual

Performance: 9.3 secs / 130mph top


What is the Mercedes CLA?

C-Class, CLS-Class. Not to mention B, E, M variants. Mercedes has claimed the as its own to cover a bewildering lineup caters for just about motoring taste. Surely a car there for everyone? Clearly Mercedes has launched a niche that combines all three of models into one. called the CLA.

It’ll to those people who find a hatch or saloon too dull, and cheque books don’t as far as the £50k needed for a CLS.

Based on an A-Class but more in size to a C-Class, the CLA is a half-price CLS but it look like a poor when you see it for real, thanks to a profile that makes car look more special its £24k price tag suggests.

does the Mercedes CLA fit?

got the traditional Mercedes lineup as A-Class hatch offering an way into three-pointed-star ownership, the C-Class as the default executive for the middle manager who wants to The CLA slots into the middle of two, offering saloon but with more kerb than the C-Class. And filling a you never knew existed.

Is the Mercedes CLA for you?

You’ll a sense of style, an eye for detail, a to be noticed. Or maybe you’ll buy a CLA because you like the look of it. The CLA is a bold premium car in an era of sameness car

What does the Mercedes CLA do

Like the A-Class, the CLA is front-wheel and it turns into corners offering a drive that, not entertaining, is… tidy.

Air vents SLS supercar

Even in the softly (!) Sport model, the body lean excessively in bends and the manual with a clutch is a pleasure to use.

The cabin up to the hype and expectation set by the audacious The round air vents, for example, are a from the SLS supercar and there’s a dial to operate the nav, and phone.

What doesn’t the Mercedes CLA do

The CLA comes in a choice of two trims: but carefully because your might not thank you for the decision. sports suspension (AMG trim) or normal comfort-oriented which is confusingly called trim.

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

Lots of revs to stalling

Our ‘Sport’ trimmed car had the non-sport suspension but it still the wheels to jiggle around on road surfaces –18-inch, tyres didn’t help. If you buy the A45 AMG you will probably need to your mattress for a spinal

The 180-badged engine is baffling, too – it’s actually a 1.6-litre with a paltry 122hp on tap and ft of torque. Needless to say it is flatter a Yorkshire pudding in a cold

The problem is particularly prescient set-off, with a big glug of required to move the car smartly off the without stalling. A sign I of how smooth and silent this is. Once up to speed it actually rather muscular and has enough to overtake with ease.

is the Mercedes CLA like to live

The CLA isn’t as roomy or versatile as an or C-Class. Adult passengers struggle not to bump their as they negotiate the tiny of a rear door and, in, will wish they bothered: the sloping roofline the CLA has the headroom of a doll’s house.

The boot suffers from issues: it’s a good and, with 470 litres of is accommodating, but the aperture is incredibly and pinched.

If you need to carry in the rear, or need a flexible you’d be better off sticking to an

How green is the Mercedes CLA?

The CLA 180 should average 50.4mpg. But unlikely to as you need to rev the cams off it to decent progress. At least car tax bills will be relatively the CLA emits 130g/km of carbon

Would we buy a Mercedes CLA?

No. not the entry-level CLA 180. The 1.6-turbo punch, while the suspension is busy on UK roads. And that’s in the ‘Sport’ trim. By the time specced the car up with essential such as the tablet-style entertainment leather seats and a few other you’ll have spent Instead, I’d have the real – a nearly new Mercedes CLS from the for similar money.

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base
Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

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