Auto Nation Group (ANG) unveiled the latest Mercedes-Benz CLA, which sports sexier contours and improved driver experience to match.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA out-bested its predecessor with the latest design concept to complement the performance numbers that it dishes out.
Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Daimler AG explained the second generation CLA’s sensual design, dubbed as a “four door coupe.”
“As a four-door coupé, the new CLA intrigues with its puristic, seductive profile and brings the design DNA of ‘sensual purity’ to a new level. It is compelling for its perfect proportions, which are very close to the initial design sketches: a long, stretched bonnet, a compact greenhouse, a wide track with flared wheel arches and our typical GT rear-end with a pronounced ‘Coke-bottle shoulder,’” he explained.
Fitted with LED high-performance headlamps with daylight running lamps, the all-new CLA sports a low-slung bonnet while its diamond grill shows its sporty side. Aside from that, the 18” light alloy wheels and frameless doors further showcase its athletic/ elegant vibe.
For its interiors, the Artico leather on the seat, sidings, steering wheel and hand rest provide a touch of class. The driver seat is electrically adjusted with three memory functions.
The multi-function steering wheel and new touch pad, add to the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with two 7” digital screens for the instrument cluster and the media display for more control on the cabin.
The new CLA has grown more space, compared to the previous generation. Headroom has increased by 17 mm and elbow room by 35 mm. The wider opening of the boot compartment is 262 mm more versus the predecessor model. A 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat backrest adds more options on spacing.
Following the footsteps of the A-Class and the GLE, the second-generation CLA is the third Mercedes-Benz vehicle that sports the MBUX.
Safety and driver assistance features, such as: the Active Parking Assist with rear-view camera, Active Brake Assist, Adaptive brake lights, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (EPS), Acceleration Skid Control and Hill-Start Assist are also present in the all-new CLA.
It also has a pedestrian protection active bonnet, as well as, multiple airbags for the driver and front passenger including window bags and knee bag for the driver.
The new CLA has an in-line four-cylinder engine mated with a 7G-DCT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that is capable to produce 136hp and 200N-m, respectively. It also is equipped with Dynamic Select that allows the driver to shift between various driving modes that suit their driving style, weather and road conditions.
Offered in the sole CLA 180 Progressive variant, the new CLA is priced at P3.190 million. It is available in the following hues: Polar White, Digital White, Night Black, Mountain Gray, Denim Blue, Sun Yellow, Jupiter Red, Mojave Silver and Cosmos Black.