Mercedes Benz CLA-Class Review
Mercedes-Benz has set a benchmark for producing premium sedans and coupes for many years and the new CLA has been a key player in the segment for the success of the company in different markets. The same success record is now tested in Indonesian market as the four door Coupe is a clear example of avant-grade, sporty and masculine influence in the executive segment. With exceptional featured and unparalleled performance on road the CLA Class makes it a tough competitor in the market.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Mercedes-Benz CLA Class comes equipped with a choice of 2 significant engines. The 1.6-litre 4 cylinder engine draws maximum power of 115 kW at 5300 rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm between 1250 to 4000 rpm. Whereas, the 2.0-Litre 4 valve engine (AMG 4MATIC) draws maximum power of 265 kW at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 450 Nm between 2250 to 5000 rpm. The 7G – DCT automatic transmission helps the CLA in reaching 0 to 100 kmph mark in 8.6 seconds (CLA 200) and 4.6 seconds (AMG 4MATIC). The top speed varies between 230 to 250 kmph and one can get an appreciable fuel economy between 5.5 to 7.1 L/100 km.
Pioneer Mercedes-Benz design is clearly reflected by the new CLA as it is designed in an expressive and challenging interpretation manner. Mercedes-Benz CLA quite deliberately sets itself apart from the crowd as the sides are taut, and the low slung rear end hugs the road in an effective manner. The streamlined silhouette is a result of high belt-line accentuated with side muscles. The designs brings an expressive dimensions to the dynamic coupe shape and the overall dimensions of the car measures 4630mm X 1777mm X 1432mm (L X B X H). The wheelbase measures 2699 mm which gives enough stability and cabin space to the occupants within the smart coupe.
Comfortable seats, intuitive operation, modern ambiance and everything in hand are some of the integrated features of Mercedes-Benz. The same can be felt inside CLA as the car holds parameters that make you feel at home in car. The 12.7-inches TFT media display is at the center which act as an interface between multimedia and navigation systems. Internet connectivity, mobile phone and digital gadgets compatibility is at the touch of a button along with standard features that all works together to convert your CLA into a concert hall. The boot space of CLA measures 470 litres that is quite significant in the current segment.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The German automaker always makes sure that the occupants within the Mercedes are safe and secure on road. Therefore, the CLA is equipped with avant-grade features to make your drive smooth and secured. The suspension system of the car consists of coil spring with twin tube gas pressure in front and coil spring single tube gas pressure in rear. The braking system consists of internally ventilated disc brakes accompanied with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA) that helps in achieving superior handling and an effortless drive. Air Bags System (Front, side and curtain) along with Attention Assist, Night view assist plus system, Electronic Stability Programme and the multilingual Rescue Guidelines are some of the other salient safety features.
Amalgamation of power and economy with an off-beat but exhilarating design results in Mercedes Benz CLA. The fuel economy is on a par with the few rivals it has in the Indonesian market, which makes it a strong competitor in the league.