Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

3/5
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Verdict

The CLA Class arrived in Europe during 2013 and after one year Mercedes managed to shift 100,000 of these cars - which is pretty good considering that the CLA Class is quite a gutsy move by the manufacturer. Later, in 2015, the Shooting Brake version became available.

Performance

The coupe/saloon version of the CLA is available to the Irish market with a CLA 220D (2.2 litre) diesel or a CLA 250 petrol (2.0 litre) engine. Both are available with automatic or manual transmissions. The 250 is available with all-wheel-drive. The Shooting Brake version benefits with the same engines along with a 1.6 petrol engine, a 1.5 litre diesel and a 1.6 litre diesel. All engines offer varying outputs ranging from 109 hp to 381 hp (45 AMG).

Ride & Handling

The seven-speed auto gearbox does have a tendency to hold onto gears for too long, which is unfortunate because their nine-speed auto box found in other models is excellent. The range can be bumpy over uneven surfaces, but there is a selection of suspension set-ups available. It's grounded enough on bends.

Refinement

Unfortunately, the CLA Class has a bit of room for improvement in terms of wind noise. The transmission's want to hold onto gears too long also amounts to more noises from the engine.

Quality & Reliability

Comfort within the vehicle is good. Unsurprisingly, there is some excellent furnishings available with the car. Once again, the infotainment can be difficult to navigate, but as we always say, you will get used to it after a while.

Safety & Security

The CLA Class managed to score a full five-stars in the Euro NCAP. Of course, Mercedes has an excellent view point on safety and they are usually to the fore with new and innovative technologies. They scored 91% for adult occupancy, 75% for child occupancy and 74% for pedestrian safety. The car has seven airbags, blind spot recognition and much more.

Space & Practicality

Head room to the rear is not excellent in the CLA, it does fare slightly better in the Shooting Brake. The Shooting Brake offers 495 litres of boot space, where as there is 470 litres in the coupe.

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Key Facts

Make

Mercedes-Benz

Model
CLA-Class
Variant
CLA 180
Car Category
Coupe
First Launched
2013
Engine (L)
1.6
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Coupe
Price New
€30,645
CBG Expert Rating
3.0

Running Costs

Tax
€270
Tax Band
B1
L/100km Combined
5.7
Average km/L
17.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
50
Fuel Tank Range
877 km
Cost of filling a tank
€65.7
Average Cost Per 200 km
€14.98
CO2 emmissions
128 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
122 bhp
Max Power kW
91
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1595
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Rear
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
9.0 s
L/100km Urban
7.50 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.50 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Coupe
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
470 L

Warranty

All Components
2 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
2 Year warranty
Mileage
4 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
470 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
205/55 R16 mm
Tyre size back
205/55 R16 mm
Length
4630 mm
Width
1777 mm
Height
1432 mm
Wheel Base
2699 mm
Front Track (mm)
1432
Rear Track (mm)
1547
Kerb weight
1395 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1920
Turning circle (m)
11

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent multi-link
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
122 bhp
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