The newest generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA on the road.

The new CLA and CLA Shooting Brake.

Update for the designer gems by Mercedes-Benz: a facelift hones the design of the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake.
  • The new CLA and CLA Shooting Brake.

  • Even more dynamic design.

    The sporty, expressive design of the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake is now being honed still further in a facelift involving new bumpers, a diamond radiator grille in black as standard and new light-alloy wheels. The interior also benefits from numerous enhancements, among them new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. LED High Performance headlamps, HANDS-FREE ACCESS and further possibilities for integrating smartphones into the control system are all options that serve to enhance safety and comfort. The new efficiency champion is the CLA 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with an output of 80 kW (109 hp) and CO₂ emissions from as low as 89 g/km. The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupé and Shooting Brake models now feature even more dynamic styling and a further upgraded interior. With a peak performance of 280 kW (381 hp) and maximum torque of 475 Newton metres they are among the most powerful vehicles in their segment. The facelifted version of the CLA Coupé will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show, while the modified CLA Shooting Brake will be launched to the public on the occasion of the awards ceremony for the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin.

    The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA from the side view on the road.

    CLA 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition:

    Fuel consumption combined: 3.5 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 89 g/km.*

    CLA 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition Shooting Brake:

    Fuel consumption combined: 3.6 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 94 g/km.*

    Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC:

    Fuel consumption combined: 7.3-6.9 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 171-162 g/km.*

    Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake:

    Fuel consumption combined: 7.3-6.9 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 171-162 g/km.*

    The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake on the road.

    Unmistakable proportions.

    Their sporty proportions and powerful, dynamic design language characterised by sensuously rounded contours make the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake quite unmistakable. In addition, the CLA Shooting Brake offers a concept that is unique in this class of vehicle: while certain styling elements, such as frameless windows, give the car the character of a coupé, it also offers the versatility and practicality of an estate car. In undertaking the facelift modifications, the Mercedes-Benz designers have subtly honed the distinctive look of the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake. All models now have a diamond radiator grille in black as standard, plus a new front bumper with a silver, black or chrome trim strip. The rear bumper is optionally available with a panel incorporating a trim strip in chrome or black (Night package) between the tailpipes. The tailpipe trim panels themselves are now integrated flush into the bumper. This adds visual width to the vehicle and ensures a superior high-quality appearance thanks to even and narrow gaps where the panels join.

    Adjustable vehicle characteristics.

    Both the CLA and the CLA Shooting Brake already previously included the latest generation of assistance and safety systems that are, in some cases, only now gradually being introduced in the other model series. Among these are, for example, Active Brake Assist as standard (previously known as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS), which is able to trigger autonomous braking as a means of reducing the danger of rear-end collisions, as well as the transmission mode selection function DYNAMIC SELECT.

    The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA from the side on the road.

    With this system the vehicle characteristics can be adjusted at the touch of a button, as the system modifies the engine, transmission and steering at the driver's behest.

    The interior: attention to detail.

    The interior also benefits from features such as new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. The highlight here is a much slimmer-looking freestanding 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display with a new-style glass cover as well as the ambient lighting system, which can be individualised by setting any one of twelve colour moods. The new-style dials and red needles in the instrument cluster make it easier to read the instruments. Meticulous attention to detail is also evident from the silver chrome finish to the controls and to the fascia and switches in the doors for the electrically adjustable seats, as well as from the chrome surround to the stowage compartment in the centre console.

    View of the interior of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.

    The enhanced Smartphone Integration system (optional extra) allows the integration and voice-operated control of iPhones® and Android smartphones via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, respectively. Selected functions can be operated using the vehicle controls, thus allowing safe use even while on the move.

    Low energy consumption thanks to LED technology.

    Both the CLA and the CLA Shooting Brake are optionally fitted with LED High Performance headlamps. Their colour temperature is closer to that of daylight than xenon headlamps, for example. This is more restful to the eyes and therefore provides relief to the driver at night. The 34-watt LED low-beam headlamps also have very low energy consumption – around 60 percent less than xenon and around 70 percent less than halogen. The low-beam headlamps use LED projection technology, while the main-beam headlamps use LED reflection technology. Direction indicators, daytime running lamps and position lights are in the form of multifunctional fibre-optic cables, which are also used for the “Coming Home” function. As all lights use LED technology, there is never a need to change a bulb over the entire service life of the vehicle.

    The new generation of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 from frontal/side view.
    A glance under the bonnet of the newest generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

    Trailblazing standards of efficiency.

    The new efficiency champion is the CLA 180 d BlueEFFICIENCY Edition with an output of 80 kW (109 hp), which is available with manual transmission only. A series of consumption-reducing measures and the vehicle’s exemplary aerodynamics mean that its fuel consumption according to NEDC is a mere 3.5/3.6 l/100 km (figures for CLA/CLA Shooting Brake). CO₂ emissions stand at 89/94 g/km. The new CLA 220 4MATIC expands the choice for fans of all-wheel drive. Its four-cylinder petrol engine, with a displacement of 1,991 cc, delivers an output of 135 kW (184 hp) and is paired as standard with the 7G-DCT. With a peak performance of 280 kW (381 hp) and maximum torque of 475 Newton metres, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupé and Shooting Brake are among the most powerful vehicles in their segment, accelerating from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.2/4.3 seconds (figures for Coupé/Shooting Brake). At the same time, fuel consumption of just 7.3-6.9 litres for every 100 kilometres (NEDC combined) underlines the trailblazing standards of efficiency achieved by Mercedes-AMG.

    CLA 220 4MATIC:

    Fuel consumption combined: 6.5 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 152 g/km.*

    CLA 220 4MATIC Shooting Brake:

    Fuel consumption combined: 6.7 l/100 km;

    combined CO₂ emissions: 154 g/km.*

    Avant-garde meets Driving Performance.

    “Avant-garde meets Driving Performance” is the motto for the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC and CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake models. These two cars offer a unique combination of a fascinatingly sporty driving experience, extravagant design and maximum individuality, while also benefiting from the facelift modifications. Some items that were previously options, such as the LED High Performance headlamps, now come as standard. The twin louvre in the radiator grille is finished in silver chrome. The aerodynamics have been further improved and the Cd value reduced, all to the benefit of the driving dynamics and stability. In the case of the Coupé for example, the design of the AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid is new. Further exterior features of the facelift include the AMG front apron in a new A-wing design with front splitter inserts in matt titanium grey and high-gloss black flics. The latter also help to improve the flow of cooling air.

    The new generation of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 on the road.

    New at the rear is the design of the diffuser insert, with four vertical fins. The interior has been similarly upgraded. The instrument panel is upholstered as standard in ARTICO man-made leather, as are the beltlines. Both are given an exclusive finishing touch of red contrasting topstitching.

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