Nov 14, 2016 : Mercedes-Benz will be launching the 2017 CLA in India on November 30. Notably, it will be the 12th car for this year as promised by the manufacturer. The 2017 CLA made its debut just prior to the New York International Auto Show held earlier this year. Under the update, the stylish sedan receives new black highlights, giving the car a fresh look. The updates are quite subtle and one would require a keen eye to spot the new additions. Starting from the nose, the front bumper has been restyled with a larger air dam with air scoops on either of its sides
Mercedes-Benz CLA Variants
Mercedes-Benz CLA prices start at Rs. 34.02 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 75.20 lakh. The prices of CLA diesel variants start at Rs. 31.72 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 35.02 lakh. Mercedes-Benz CLA is available in 4 variants and 14 colours.
How does the facelifted CLA, Mercedes’ most affordable sedan, tempt you to step into the fold of the three-pointed star?
The CLA is a very important car for Mercedes-Benz and the reason is quite simple. It’s their entry level sedan and acts as sort of a gateway model into the Mercedes family. In fact, around 80 per cent of the people who bought the CLA never actually owned anything made by the three-pointed star before. Now, just under 2 years since the car was first introduced in India, it’s here in its updated avatar. So we figure out what’s new and what’s improved.
The CLA is Merc’s front-runner to bait younger buyers who eat with their eyes first. No complaints on that front and the baby Benz still looks sweet enough to make us reach for the insulin. The CLA’s aesthetics heralded a change at Mercedes-Benz from safe. Even today, the styling isn’t a shortcoming, so the cosmetic changes are subtle. There is a mildly updated front bumper with a chrome underline and larger airdam, while the old bi-xenon headlights have been swapped for a set of LED units. The ‘Cavansite Blue’ metallic paint shade is also now available and like before, the petrol CLA 200 you see here is offered exclusively with 17-inch wheels.
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Mercedes-Benz launched the CLA yesterday and with it introduced its rival to the Audi A3. How does the Mercedes-Benz CLA fare against the Audi A3 then on paper? Let's find out in this specifications comparison
As an entry level Sedan offering in India, Mercedes CLA has a huge responsibility on its shoulders. Priced in the range of Rs 31.72-77.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), CLA comes with attractive exteriors and very practical and spacious interiors. The detailing and attention to the styling are of top-notch and Mercedes has taken full care to equip CLA with all the bells and whistles. Especially, the choice of materials and the quality of the plastic used inside the cabin feel very plush and premium. Under the Hood, the CLA is powered by a 136PS, 2.2-litre diesel motor and a 183PS 2.0-liter petrol engine, both mated to automatic transmission sending the power to the front wheels of the car. The ride and handling of the CLA have been tuned in the interest of occupants’ comfort. Mercedes CLA is up against the likes of Audi A3, BMW 3 series, and Jaguar XE among others.
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