Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Review
With the introduction of its versatile range of vehicles, the German auto-manufacturer Mercedes-Benz stands tall as a renowned trend setter in the automobile market. Another sensational innovation from the arsenal of the elite company is Mercedes-Benz CLA Class. The car is a compact four-door luxury coupe, which was showcased at the January 2013 North American International Auto Show. The sedan is based on the Mercedes-Benz W176 A-Class and W246 B-Class platform. The car with its well established range of petrol and diesel engine variants has been doing well in the international and national markets.
Engine, mileage and variants
The company surely respects your individuality by extending the preciseness of your choice, and letting to choose between the available 11 variants of the car. The most dynamic power-mill sprinting under the hood of the 45 AMG 4Matic variant is the inline 4-cylinder 1991cc petrol engine, which burns oil efficiently to squeeze out a maximum power output of 360 PS at 6000 rpm coupled to a maximum torque of 450 Nm from 2250 and 5000 rpm. This engine mates the 7G-DCT automatic transmission, which clocks the gear transition time to negligible and in-collaboration with the engine fetches the car the capability to earn 100km/h from naught in 4.6 seconds. With these mighty power and torque peaks the sporty coupe covers 100km in 7.1 to 6.9 litres.
The car's exterior design is worked upon very artistically and aesthetically. The awe-inspiring coupe features a streamlined silhouette design with slippery aerodynamic shapes. The possessions of the car like the LED headlights along with the stylish tail lights make the car look very trendy. Fitted at the centre of the trapezoidal grille the car has its Mercedes Benz logo which gives the car its fascinating charm. The steel wheels used with 10 hole design further accentuates the looks of the German sedan. The wide, sleek and road-hugging look of the coupe is a conduct of its precise exterior dimensions reading – 4630 mm x 1777 mm x 1432 mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2699 mm contributing towards stability.
The interior designers have done an impeccable job by designing a highly aesthetic and comfortable interior design. The interior design of the car purely redefines the sporty identity of the coupe with its ergonomically designed cockpit consisting of leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel and soul-intuitive infotainment system with navigation and optional Command Online multimedia system. With this, the occupants are offered a large feast of comfort owing to the large leather-attired seats, Audio 20 CD system with six speakers and high quality multimedia system. The car doesn't compromise in the space available and promises you a capacious boot space of 470 litres.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
Mercedes-Benz CLA Class contributing to its perfectness as a luxurious car features a large array of safety features to ensure high safety of its occupants. This large array of safety features includes the DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control,Collision Prevention Assist,Electronic Stability Program, Adaptive Brake, ABS, Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), Pre-Safe occupant protection system, and other basic safety systems like airbags and ISOFIX child seat attachments. The CLA Class car features ventilated disc brakes on the front wheels while solid disc on the rear wheels and the suspension system consisting of spring strut and transverse type at the front axle and the control arm and trailing arm type at the rear axle.
The price of the car does look justified when compared to all the innovative technologies, comfort and style offered by the fascinating coupe styled saloon.