2013 MercedesBenz CLA 200 | Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 AT Special Series

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 First Drive

when you thought Mercedes-Benz had at one vehicle for every market along comes the CLA sedan. attractive and practical, it may have its own segment.

The Basics

The new CLA is the four-door to the new A-Class, but despite appearances actually longer and wider a C-Class. Interestingly, the CLA is the most vehicle currently on sale in and it’s the swoopy styling ensures it looks and feels than it is.

At launch, we tested the new powered CLA 200 – pricing starts at

The most obvious competitor for the CLA 200 be Audi’s A3 sedan, also due to in Australia in early 2014. The comparison will be interesting Audi announces local because the A3 five-door Sportback currently starts at $35,600.

Up there’s an efficient and refined turbocharged engine displacing 1.6 Mercedes-Benz quotes an ADR fuel of 5.7 litres/100km. That is achieved the aid of the standard stop/start system and the seven-speed dual clutch

115kW and 250Nm aren’t numbers by any means, but this is all about style and the CLA has that in Power hungry buyers can of opt for the head kicking AMG model.

Sat nav is standard, and importantly it’s a simple system to master. control is standard too, as are wheels and excellent ‘artico’ trim. A couple of simple packages mean you can spec CLA up to the level you require. We sampled one kit at – the Edition One Package – which black leather sports with contrasting neon highlights, charcoal seat and aluminium dashboard highlights.

corporate communications manager Stamoulis is keen to emphasise the CLA impressive safety credentials. airbags come standard, with a reverse camera, spot assist, pre safe, prevention assist, attention adaptive braking system and bonnet,»»»» he says.

First Impressions

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 AT Special Series

«»»»Conquest are important to us,»»»» says Von Sanden, managing director of Australia. «»»»They bring new to the brand and it’s pleasing for us three quarters of the customers who ordered a CLA are newcomers to the brand.»»»» So the CLA 200’s swoopy curves and styling lines won’t be to taste, they seem to be to the people Mercedes-Benz wants to

The clever styling mentioned also manifests a muscular that hints at some potential beneath the skin. The is beautifully designed, well and the main controls are all within reach.

Around town or out on the open the 1.6-litre engine is smooth and There’s plenty of punch low and more than enough end urge to get up to highway speed and there without breathlessness. The auto is a really impressive The ratios are perfectly matched to the torque spread and the gearbox smoothly through the ratios at any Shift paddles are mounted to the wheel, but we preferred to leave the in full auto and let it do its work.

We found the front seats versatile and easy to adjust a good driving position. enough room in the back row for but it will certainly get a little over long distances or if long-legged passengers up front. The CLA lower than its A-Class and has 47mm less rear room.

What Do We Think?

The CLA 200 destined to create – or at least – a segment we didn’t think It’s a compact sedan at an price with a lot of standard Importantly, it delivers the feeling of and quality that buyers with the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 AT Special Series

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