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Mercedes Benz CLA USA Key Highlights


  • Aggressive, four-door design with studded sport grille
  • Turbocharged, 208-hp inline-4 engine delivering 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Advanced dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • Front sport seats and three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel
  • mbrace2 in-vehicle technology suite with available Internet access
  • Full Bluetooth connectivity for music streaming and hands-free calling
  • Available iPod/MP3 Media Interface, harman/kardon surround-sound system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Traffic and Weather, and navigation with voice control
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Available Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist
  • Optional Sport Package includes sport bodystyling, 18-inch wheels and front sport brakes
  • Available limited-production Launch Edition

An uncompromising four-door coupe with stunning beauty, innovative brains and turbocharged brawn, the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA promises to elevate pulses at a jaw-dropping value.

From the moment you lay eyes on it, you're already under its spell. The commanding front sport grille, with studded black mesh behind a brilliant Three-Pointed Star and single chrome lamella. The long hood, sweeping roofline and clipped rear deck that comprise a coupe's calling card. And the chiseled physique of an automotive athlete waiting to be unleashed on the road. Everything, down to the frameless doors and a slight "kick" in the five spokes of its 17-inch two-tone wheels, tell you that you're looking at a vehicle designed to seduce you at every turn.
The aggressive lines of the all-new 2014 CLA aren't merely for show, however -- they also help create aerodynamics worthy of a supercar. Likewise, alluring form and superior function come together in the sculpted headlamps, available in Bi-Xenon with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, and standard LED taillamps. An even greater degree of visual ferocity can be achieved with the available Sport Package, with chiseled sport bodystyling that includes a larger front apron with massive air inlets, as well as flared side skirts and a sleek rear diffuser. The Sport Package also includes the diamond-pattern version of the front sport grille -- boasting brilliant, silver-tipped studs instead of black -- not to mention 18-inch twin 5-spoke alloy wheels and sport front brakes with perforated rotors.
The finely crafted interior of the CLA picks up where the exterior leaves off, enticing all comers with conspicuous items like sculpted front sport seats and a free-floating 5.8-inch flatscreen display, to smaller details like aircraft-inspired vents with electroplated bezels and textured Anthracite trim. Sport gauges and a leather-wrapped, three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel with shift paddles make for a cockpit with a competitive streak, while the available Panorama sunroof lends the cabin an open, easygoing feel.
Under the hood lurks an advanced, turbocharged inline-4 engine, poised to deliver spirited performance with calculated efficiency. Its 208 horsepower and red-blooded 258 lb-ft of torque are channeled through a sophisticated 7-speed automatic transmission with dual-clutch technology for exceptionally smooth gear shifts and near-instantaneous power delivery. Responsive handling comes courtesy of a sport-tuned suspension engineered to a close, comfortable relationship between asphalt and driver.
The all-new CLA's potent design and performance are matched by its technology suite, starting with mbrace2 -- the next-generation of connected, in-vehicle services from Mercedes-Benz. Offering Safety & Security services, personal assistance including Concierge, remote access from a compatible smartphone, and even Internet access, mbrace2 is the most comprehensive cloud-based telematics system on the planet. Also standard is full Bluetooth® connectivity for music streaming and hands-free calling from a compatible mobile device. The soundtrack of the open road can be enhanced with options such as a 12-speaker harman/kardon surround-sound system, iPod/MP3 Media Interface, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Traffic and Weather. In turn, the optional COMAND system offers navigation with 3-D maps and enhanced voice control for times when co-piloting may be required.
Like every car bearing the Three-Pointed Star, the all-new 2014 CLA has been engineered with an uncompromising approach to safety that includes not only sophisticated measures to help protect occupants during collisions, but also innovative technology that can help drivers avoid accidents altogether. Beyond a sophisticated seven air-bag restraint system, the CLA comes standard with ATTENTION ASSIST driver-drowsiness monitor, as well as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, a radar-based system that can warn drivers and even ready the brakes to deliver maximum stopping power if it senses a potential collision.
For added peace of mind, the CLA offers an optional Driver Assistance Package that includes Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control -- technology that can not only warn drivers of an impending collision, but also initiate partial braking if they fail to respond. Available as individual options are Blind Spot Assist and PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist.
Marking the launch of this automotive milestone, a limited-production Launch Edition of the all-new 2014 CLA will be offered for those who seek some added exclusivity. On the outside, brilliant Mountain Grey metallic paintwork and black, 18-inch multispoke alloy wheels convey an undercurrent of rebellion. Beneath the skin, an exclusive black interior with contrast neon stitching, a Panorama sunroof and an infotainment suite including an iPod/MP3 Media Interface, navigation and a harman/kardon surround-sound system create a cockpit tailor-made for the discerning driver.
Above all, the all-new 2014 CLA is more than a stunning four-door coupe crafted in the uncompromising Mercedes-Benz tradition. And it's even more than an extraordinary automobile with a price that's equally remarkable. It's simply further proof that at Mercedes-Benz, doing something new isn´t really new at all.
Look for the all-new 2014 CLA in U.S. dealerships this fall.

 

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Should we be expecting any differences between the US model Mercedes CLA and the Canadian model mercedes CLA?
 

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I wouldn't expect very many differences. The packages might be a little bit different.
 

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I doubt there is any real big difference in the US and Canadian version of the Mercedes CLA. Maybe very slight differences but so far we just have to wait for the Canadian market to launch it. IS there a difference with the euro version from the US?
 

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The US one only has 7 airbags, but the Canadian B 250 has 9. So I expect that to be one difference. Aside from the km/h speedometer and a few other things.
 

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It's just the decision of the importers in both countries....
 

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The Canadian safety laws are not what is requiring the extra two airbags, it's just that the importer to this country has decided to add the extra two as standard equipment.
 

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->Rear doors, they're optional in Europe (and USA?)
 

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I think the next question following the information about extra air bags being options is....Would you get the optional air bags?
 

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Yea sorry I'm not sure where I got that number from. I just googled it. Some pages are showing 1370kg. maybe thats dry weight?
 

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The airbags seem to be an option for the US as well according to the CLA US Ordering Guide.

I am curious to why there is little information about the 4Matic system.

This is all I could find about the 4Matic system and it is regarding the A45 AMG model rather.

Despite being a front-wheel drive-based car, Mercedes says the A45 will be able to route more power to the rear wheels. That paired with the brand’s “Curve Dynamic Assist,” which slows the inside wheels slightly in a corner for improved handling, could mitigate common front-drive handling complaints.
 

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The airbags seem to be an option for the US as well according to the CLA US Ordering Guide.

I am curious to why there is little information about the 4Matic system.

This is all I could find about the 4Matic system and it is regarding the A45 AMG model rather.
I just hope it being a FWD biased system it won't feel front wheel drive biased. Some of these front wheel drive biased systems don't feel front wheel drive at all, some feel like a true AWD system, like what Subaru has.
 

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what is the FWD or RWD biased system? So do you mean that even though if its an AWD vehicle it will feel like one or the other. How does it work exactly?
 

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All versions of the CLA are front wheel drive. The 4MATIC is front a majority of the time and only rear power will come during major front wheel slippage.

What is the ATTENTION ASSSIST feature?
 

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All versions of the CLA are front wheel drive. The 4MATIC is front a majority of the time and only rear power will come during major front wheel slippage.

What is the ATTENTION ASSSIST feature?
I think I read that the Attention Assist is a feature where the CLA will be able give more power ratio to the front or rear wheels if it needs it or not. This means the CLA will have the ability to give 100 percent to the rear if necessary. For a few moments the CLA can be a RWD car :).
 

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Sorry, only up to 50% to the rear :(
That sucks, there was a rumor the 4matic CLA was suppose to be RWD biased, but my guess was right, it won't be.

50% isn't all that bad, good distribution of power.

Now we all need to get behind the wheel of a 4matic CLA to see what it's 4matic system is really like.
 
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