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Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base


Mercedes-Benz CLA 180 (2014): New Car Review

25, 2014

Meet Dirk: a twenty-something whose job involves the He is on the market for a new car and has never considered a Until now. The criteria is it needs to look funky, it to impress the in-laws and it needs to his effort towards climbing the ladder. Enter the CLA. in the wake of its hatchback sister, it is attempt at winning the hearts and of a younger crowd.

The newfangled premium compact segment is gaining popularity. came to the party with sophisticated A3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz the CLA to fight in this arena. It daring aesthetics have that half the battle is Even though this is an A-Class with a tail, the from Stuttgart are positioning it as a CLS. And that sprinkling of makes it pretty appealing.

you get all the hallmarks of a four-door coupe. windows, rear quarters suited to The Hunchback of Notre and a slippery shape. You might a pittance of a boot but the Benz Its trunk swallowed our cumbersome equipment with ease, a lengthy tripod. That divided opinion around the Some said the derriere was Others said it looked a melted Magnum ice-cream.

The idea of a baby CLS has a sparkly But all that glitters is not gold. In the of on-road dynamics the compact does not feel as polished as its from Audi. The ride is hard. It does not tackle successions with the same as the A3 Sedan. The turbocharged mill in 180 derivative is adequate for gentle and cruising. Things are less when you want immediate however.

A snug interior adds to the of sportiness. Be sure to specify the chairs with integrated Cabin architecture is as it is in the A-Class. We the straight-cut fascia, thick steering wheel and circular holes a la W123-series. Quality is overall. But sneakily, coarse have been slapped on the buyers do not normally touch. We sought a test unit as little optional kit as we could Standard fare is decent: control, Bluetooth, a colour-screen and satellite audio buttons. The system is good too. though the CD is destined to become we gave the six-disc shuttle use.

Now back to our man Dirk. If appearances are at the top of his the sleek CLA will not disappoint. is no doubting that it looks the inside and outside. Nor can we forget the of the three-pointed star emblem. If the on-road character mirrored the athleticism of the exterior. For this you might be tempted to place over appearance and opt for that from Ingolstadt.

— Brenwin Naidu

The Stuff: 

Mercedes-Benz A 180 AT Base

Model: 2014 CLA 180

Price: R348 700 (Base)

1.6-litre, turbocharged

Power and Torque: 90kW and

Fuel Consumption: 9l/100km

Test Mileage: 420 kilometres

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

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