2014 MERCEDES CLA A bundle of joy Winnipeg Free Press Autos

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WASHINGTON — Welcoming a new to the family is a joyous thing. an additional sibling comes new challenges and rivalries, but no matter how you it, it’s something to be celebrated.

For the model year, German Mercedes-Benz introduces its bundle of joy in the of the CLA. The all-new model is on the same architecture as the new B-Class but has its own style. Embodying the coupe/sedan-look CLS), the four-door has the convenience of ingress and egress, but with extra bit of flair.

Just by looking at it, the CLA’s has contours of mass seduction. doors, a black diamond with the central star at the tip of its hood, a prominent front twin chrome rectangular tailpipes and LED tail lights are a few of its swanky-looking characteristics.

Slip the cabin and Artico leather the seats. A seven-inch free-standing display resides atop the stack. Surrounded by circular jet air vents, an instrument cluster 4.5-inch colour display and a Select gear lever, not a bad place to be sitting. And that’s the base CLA 250 model.

Add three and two numbers to the CLA — in the form of AMG 45 and its exoskeleton is enhanced with AMG badges on fenders, 18-inch AMG and an AMG sports exhaust system two chrome-plated tailpipes.

Other four-cylinder turbos, as the Subaru WRX STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer can likely be found crying in a now that the CLA AMG is around. Touted as the most powerful four-cylinder in production, the CLA AMG 45 will certainly be some socks off and breaking along the open road.

Its curves and well-endowed equipment can you smiling faster than its time of 4.6 seconds. With 355 and 332 pound-feet of torque being from its hand-built 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, it’s short of impressive. Complemented by seven-speed DCT (Dual Clutch with shift paddles, the all-wheel-drive sedan is ready for its

The streets of Virginia are heavily but still offered a palate-whetting of what this sedan can do. easy to feel at home in the sport seats of the AMG 45. With the nappa leather flat-bottom steering wheel with red and shift paddles in my hands, and the mode in M for manual, it’s go

When changing gears at a r.p.m. the AMG’s aggressive note lets you know it business. The pow-pow-pow sound and of upshifting leaves those giggling. Roll the power down if you want the full of its mellifluous awesomeness.

But even the CLA 250 has its fair share of features. It also has the seven-speed DCT but it is to a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, puts out a lesser 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of Still, it’s not something to at.

Additionally, its less-abrasive sport worked better for me as a passenger. get me wrong, the AMG 45 has a bite to it that be recognized, but the 250 felt better for driving. That said, it has the capability to corner with thanks to the aforementioned lowered suspension.

Using electromechanical steering (EPS), moving is effortless and the CLA’s turning is impressive, especially if you need to quickly to get into a parking

The CLA 250 does the job well. Its starting of $33,900 has an attractiveness to it and could well entice those for a premium sedan with attributes.

The front-wheel-drive sedan continue to impress with its stats. In the city, estimated is rated at 7.8 L/100 km, and just 5.1 km on the highway, for a combined 6.6 L/100 km. The eco and enhanced aerodynamics play its fuel economy performance.

driving, the 250 feels lighter, is immediately noticed during True, it doesn’t have as ponies under the hood, but isn’t everything. Still, a certain refined rawness to the AMG 45, and a starting MSRP of $49,800, it had my beating a little faster.

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