Mercedes CLA Class
Devilishly stylish, the Mercedes CLA boasts the unmistakable sleekness of the C-Class enduringly reinforced by a combination of unrelenting power, grace and originality.
Built to excel, dynamic handling brings to life a machine so sporty it could be an Olympian, yet so stunningly attractive it could easily be snapped on the catwalks of Milan.
Little brother to the CLS, this compact luxury car is eye-catchingly fresh-faced with 18-inch wheels, exquisite, muscular curves, frameless doors and gentle sloping roofline all accentuating an already timeless design.
The interior is certainly not to be outdone with sleek metallic touches, central display screen and a spacious dashboard loaded with
more technology than the Millennium Falcon including full social media integration for those who can't bear to away from Twitter and
Performance and drive
Two engines are available with the CLA – the 1.6 litre turbo petrol (122bhp) badged CLA 180 and the 2.1 litre turbo diesel (170bhp) badged CLA 220 CDI, both hitting the 62mph mark in comfortably under 10 seconds.
A luxurious drive packed with power, the CLA and its front wheel drive offers comfort and elegance whether stretching its legs on the
motorway or negotiating its way around the most winding of country roads.
The CLA boasts a co-efficient drag of 0.23 making it one of the most aerodynamics production cars out there with fuel emissions rated at 50.4mpg and 130g/km for the CLA 180 and 62.8mpg and 117g/km for the CLA 220.
Practicality and safety
Oceans of boot space and fold down back seats are added luxuries. Meanwhile, safety features including collision prevention assist,
enabling the brakes to be automatically applied when approaching an obstacle, and sensors which give off an audible warning when they detect a driver's eyes closing ensure the CLA is safer than a mother's womb.
Little brother to CLS it may be but the Mercedes CLA is a piece of motoring maturity in its own right, packed full of big ideas meaning
this family member won't ever need to fight for anybody's attention.