Mercedes-Benz is into the entry class of premium luxury sedan. The all new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is one hell of such stuff that economically suits even a middle class family runner. Although, it's marked as the cheapest sedan car of MB, the German automobile maker hasn't compromised much to cut down the traditional reputation owned by the firm through generations. Above all we know that it's the tri-pointed stars, the manufacturer of the CLA250.
Looks and Exterior
The all new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 comes in new gen design. It has everything crafted out in such a way to attract both youngsters and aged people. After all we know that it's a Mercedes-Benz on road. The 4-door couple design, Diamond-block grille, Sport cabin styling, and 17-inch 5-spoke wheels ensure dashing entry for this baby MB sedan.
Additionally, the sedan is offered in optional 18-inch twin 5-spoke wheels and 18-inch twin 5-spoke AMG wheels. Moreover, there is optional panorama roof to add richness of the vehicle.
You can't expect any compromise anything here. Because, it's from a world class auto-maker, Mercedes-Benz. Getting inside of the machine, you feel pretty comfortable. A sport cabin, with supple leather upholstery seats, door armrests, door inserts and the upper dash grained MB-Tex and impeccably top-stitched stuffs, welcomes you. A 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel with multifunction controls featuring pronounced contours, thick padding and a leather-wrapped rim with perforated side grips makes things lightly for the driver. To display data, a 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display is fitted. Along with this, the car is available in optional trims – Aluminium, Burl Walnut wood, and Black Ash.
Of course, the machine is packed with a good number of features inside and outside. Following are the highlighting features of the CLA250.
ECO Start/Stop system – It automatically shuts off the engine when the car is in rest and automatically resarts the engine when the foot is lifted from brake. It saves a lot of fuel.
Shift paddles – It allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed DCT transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
10-way air bag protection – It is equipped with advanced 8 air bags in 10-way air bag protection, which ensure maximum protection in the class for driver and passengers.
Attention Assist – It autocratically reads almost 70 things happening while driving. It detects and alarms when a false procedure is detected.
Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 – It helps you to stay connected 24x7 and offers a safe journey.
Adaptive Braking Technology – The brake pads are closer here. This brings more confidence to the rider even in rainy days.
SmartKey – It means a lost and is a must thing being a new gen premium sedan. It controls 5 doors locking including that of the trunk, and the fuel filler can also be opened with the same.
Engine and Performance
The CLA250 is powered by a 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder delivering a peak power of 208 hp @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 258 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm. It is mated with a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. It needs just 6.9 seconds to clock 60 mph from stand still. The top speed of CLA250 is 149-155 mph.
The all new CLA250 is aimed for those who don't have enough pennies to settle down with a complete premium luxury sedan class vehicle such as the C Class, 3 Series and the A4. Yup! The CLA250 stands just beneath them but above the Acura ILX and Buick Verano. The baby Mercedes-Benz sedan will be rivaled by Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series which will come shortly on road. Whatever, the machine has its range to express while it's on road. Beacuse, it's from Mercedes-Benz. Starting with a price range of $29,000, the CLA250 becomes a very good choice for many auto-freaks.
The three pointed stars' new form in premium sedan class.
Rate this Review :