2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Automatic Sedan FWD 

  • $30k
  • 2.0L
  • 26 city 38 hwy
 
Either mode persists, but applying the brakes will re-engage stability control as long as the brakes are applied.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
There is likely an easy solution, as Mercedes fits the CLA with the European-market sport suspension as standard equipment.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

CLA250
$7,776
BMW M3
$15,384
E350 BlueTEC
$12,726

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

CLA250
$1,796
BMW M3
$3,364

Reviews Word on the street for the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class


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All-wheel drive is standard, and a reprogrammed dual-clutch with three driving modes suits up to harness the power much more effectively than in the CLA 250.

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Handling

The front- or all-wheel-drive sedan weighs less than the C-Class, has less aerodynamic drag and has a more efficient transmission than that rear- or all-wheel-drive sedan.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The variable-effort, variable-ratio electric steering is full of weight and quick to respond, and largely without feedback.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
There's no adjustable suspension either, and the European "comfort" suspension is being held back from U.S. customers.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)

Powertrain

Stop/start is integrated into the CLA drivetrain, and it sends a shiver through the drivetrain when it shuts off the car and restarts at pauses longer than a couple of seconds.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The CLA45 AMG is configured much the same, save for its drivetrain.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
All the while, it's flapping its exhaust.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)

Transmission

We're assigning a preliminary score here given Mercedes' strong performance in crash safety and based on its standard safety equipment, which includes a driver knee airbag.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The all-wheel-drive system adjusts torque from almost 100 percent front to up to 50 percent rear through a multi-disc clutch, and it's responsible for a smoother launch and shifts, we think, than the front-drive car.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The CLA45 AMG's shift pattern is completely different; it's equipped with a trio of driver-selectable modes (comfort, sport, and manual) and rev-matching, making shifts much quicker and neater.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)

Interior

They're covered in a combination of MB-Tex synthetic leather and cloth on Edition 1 models and all MB-Tex or all leather on all other CLAs, depending on your wallet.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The sporty cockpit lifts its inspiration from the SLK, not the C-Class, and the mix-and-match aesthetic works extremely well.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The CLA45 AMG can be upgraded to actual Recaro performance seats, heavily bolstered affairs that pair well with the AMG car's red seat belts.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)

Manual

The trim rings on the vents are glossy plastic with notches to cut their brightness, but the standard dash trim is a satiny metallic plastic that looks quite good.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
The CLA45 AMG has a few special talents woven into its standard stability control.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)
Three levels of navigation are offered, including a base functionality driven by your smartphone included with that standard setup.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 343 miles
Highway range 501 miles
MSRP $30k
Annual cost $7,776

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuel Gas
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 7-speed Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.61 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor Optional, $970
Park assist system N/A
Communication system mbrace

physical dimensions

Width 70 in
Front track width 60.9 in
Height 56.6 in
Ground clearance 3.9 in
Length 182.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Curb weight 3,262 lb
GVWR 4,334 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 50 ft³
Rear seat room 30 ft³

emissions

Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 7.37 m³
CO2 per car made 1.06 metric ton
Energy per car made 4,858 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 32.84 kg

power & handling

Max torque 258 ft-lb @ 1,250 RPM
Max HP 208 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 15.68 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 8 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume No
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Optional
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $1,480
Navigation system Optional
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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