Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (C 117) receives its environmental certificate.

CLA-Class receives its environmental certificate.

Driving pleasure and efficiency.

“Driving pleasure and efficiency need not be mutually exclusive. The same is equally true of breathtaking design and world-class aerodynamic drag values. In all four areas the CLA-Class sets the benchmark in the medium-size category”, explains Professor Dr Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer at Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz analyses the environmental compatibility of its models throughout their entire life cycle – from production, through their long years of service, to recycling at the end of their lives. This analysis goes far beyond the legal requirements. Over the entire life cycle of the Mercedes CLA-Class – from production and utilisation over 160,000 kilometres through to recycling – the base variant certified by TÜV in the guise of the CLA 180 gives rise to CO2 emissions of around 30 tonnes, which is on a par with the exemplary A-Class.

Numerous aerodynamic optimisation measures.

With a cd value of 0.23 the CLA 180 sets a new benchmark. The drag area cd x A – which is crucial in terms of wind resistance – also leads the field, at 0.51 m². The good air flow characteristics, which are a major contributory factor to the vehicle’s low fuel consumption in everyday conditions, result from numerous aerodynamic optimisation measures. These include a low A-pillar shoulder with adapted A-pillar geometry, aerodynamically optimised exterior mirror housings and rear shape, optimised diffuser, optimised underbody and rear axle panelling, radiator shutter, aero wheel trims and serrated wheel spoilers on the front and rear wheel arches.

CLA 180: Fuel consumption combined: 5.7–5.2 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 133–121 g/km.*

CLA 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition: Fuel consumption combined: 5.0 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 117 g/km.*

The CLA 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition, which is due to hit the streets in September, even manages to better this value with a cd value of 0.22, and when it comes to the drag area the four-door coupé crosses a magical line with a figure of just 0.49 m². The Environmental Certificate and supplementary information are now available in the 'Life Cycle' documentation series.

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