Mercedes Benz India has finally rolled out the facelift version of new CLA sedan in India which is priced at INR 31.40 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The new CLA facelift is automakers last product for this year. Competing against the likes of BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C-Class and Volvo S60, the CLA model is available in 5 different variants including an AMG version known as CLA 45 AMG. Continuing its aggressive product strategy for the Indian market, the new Mercedes Benz CLA facelift was showcased at New York Auto Show 2016.
Initially introduced in the year 2013 across the globe, the Mercedes Benz CLA commenced its journey at North American International Auto Show which managed to taste success as the company retailed about 1 lakh cars worldwide. The CLA facelift version is intended to carry forward the same turf on the Indian roads. This entry level sedan from German car maker has received its major update ever since its India launch in the year 2015. The new CLA facelifted version sports cosmetic updates with no mechanical upgrades as it continues to carry same set of engine. Moreover, the 2017 CLA facelift is also draped with Road and Track package that derives the sedan with a sporty appeal.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Exteriors
On the exterior front, the new CLA sedan comes with cosmetic updates which derive it as one of the best looking sedan from the house of Mercedes Benz India. The coupe like styling lends an up-market look to the whole design. At the front, it comes with a diamond pin radiator grille and a new front bumper along with a range of trim strip options. The headlamp cluster consists of a ribbed LED lighting unit while the air intakes have gotten wider than before. The side profile of the sedan is enhanced by a sloping roofline as well as flowing lines throughout the length of the car that derives the sedan with an appealing look. It also comes with 17-inch flat tyres whereas side folding ORVMs gets integrated blinkers. The overall design of the rear end of the new sedan is accentuated by new rear bumper, butterfly tail lights, dual exhaust setup that proffers a sporty stance.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the new Mercedes Benz CLA facelift sedan comes with a length of 4630 mm, width of 1777 mm, height of 1432 mm and wheelbase stands at 2699 mm.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Interiors
The cabin is loaded with sophistication and comfort. The dashboard design layout is curvaceous and comes with chrome tipped AC vents. The infotainment screen is an 8-inch LCD unit with COMAND online multimedia system along with a 4.2 inch TFT screen in the instrument cluster flanked by two analogue units featuring tachometer and speedometer. The CLA will be furnished with seats which have a 4 way lumbar support, THEROMOTRONIC auto climate control with dust and pollen filters. The audio unit has MP3, WMA and AAC and emits quality sound output from 6 speakers. The safety features include active parking assist from PARKTRONIC, PRE-SAFE which includes six airbags, three point belts with pretensioners, tyre monitoring system, impact protection beams, ABS with EBD, attention assist, bi-xenon headlamps, adaptive brake with hill start assist control, neck pro head restraints and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The AMG variant gets additional features like 3 stage electronic stabilization with curve dynamic assist program.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Engine specifications
The new CLA facelift is offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The petrol derivative is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol mill that that is tuned to develop 181bhp of max power against the peak torque of 300Nm. On the other hand, the diesel variant is equipped with a 2.2-litre turbocharged four cylinder oil burner that churns out max power of 134bhp against peak torque of and 300Nm. Both the engines will be mated to a 7-speed gearbox that transmits power to front wheels.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Variants
The new Mercedes Benz CLA facelift is offered in 3 variants - CLA 200 Sport, CLA 200d Style, and CLA 200d Sport.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Price
As far as the pricing goes, the 2017 CLA facelift gets an introductory price of INR 31.40lakh for CLA200d Style variant while the CLA200d Sport gets a price tag of INR 34.68 lakh. The CLA200 Sport petrol variant is priced at INR 33.68 lakh (Ex-showroom Mumbai).
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA competition
The Mercedes Benz CLA goes head-on against the likes of BMW 3 series, Audi A3, Skoda Superb and Volvo S60 in the league.