Mercedes Benz has launched the CLA Class sedan in India at a price starting from Rs. 31.50 lakh. With the launch of CLA Class, Mercedes is all set to compete with Audi A3. In July, 2014, Mercedes had launched the Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG. In the international markets, the CLA Class is available with multiple engine options but the Indian market will get the CLA Class sedan in a 2.2-litre diesel engine and a 2.0-litre petrol engine. While the diesel variant produces 135bhp of power and 300Nm of torque, the petrol variant produces 181bhp of power and 300Nm of torque.
The CLA Class sports overall attractive design with Coupe like lines and an attractive set of 17 inch five spoke alloy wheels. The sedan’s rear gets swooping lights with LED inserts and a sloping boot. The sedan’s exteriors scores more than the interiors.
The CLA Class is too built on the Mercedes front wheel drive architecture (MFA) platform. The same platform has been used to build the A-Class, B-Class, and GLA-Class. Though the CLA Class looks unique but it seems to have taken some inspiration from the A-Class and CLS-Class. The CLA is more spacious than the A-Class and B-Class.
The CLA Class will be available in ‘Style’ and ‘Sport’ trims. The Style sports driver’s side seat memory and 16 inch wheels. The Sport has been packed with a lot of features that include chrome inserts in the steering wheel, diamond grille, panoramic sunroof, satellite navigation driver and passenger seat memory, Harman Kardon surround sound system and 17-inch wheels. The diesel variant will be available only in ‘Style’ trim and both the variants get bi-xenon headlamps, reversing camera and paddle shifters.
The prices of all the variants are enlisted below:
CLA 200 CDI Sport (D) – Rs. 35.9 lakh
CLA 200 Sport (P) – Rs. 35 lakh
CLA 200 CDI Style (D) – Rs. 31.5 lakh