2017 Mercedes CLA Review, Fresh New Look

The Mercedes CLA was launched at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and went on sale the same year. The just like any other Mercedes vehicle, the compact grand tourer is characterized by top-notch sophistication and performance. To the fans of this car, the 2017 Mercedes CLA is on the production line and will be available in the showrooms in a 2017 year.

2017 Mercedes CLA front view
2017 Mercedes CLA – Fresh New Look:

The new CLA will be built on the same platform as Mercedes-Benz A-Class W176 and B-Class W246. We expect that car gets some exterior features from these previous models. The entire exterior will look stylish with modern aerodynamics and sleek body overtures.

In the front fascia of 2017 Mercedes CLA, expect the iconic Mercedes grill with the company logo fixed at the center of it. The grill will be flanked by bi-xenon headlamps, and below it, there will be large air intakes. You will only find the LED technology in the tail lights and probably in the indicators. Other exterior features that will get much attention include chrome-plated exhaust outlets, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a well-designed diffuser insert.

If you are a regular driver of Mercedes cars, you will agree with me that the automaker doesn’t disappoint when it comes to designing interiors. The cabin of 2017 Mercedes CLA will be upholstered in leather and other top quality materials. All interior components, including steering wheel and seats, will look classic and user-friendly.

The main highlight in the cockpit will be an LCD display capable of providing the much-needed infotainment services. In such a high-end car, you should expect other technological features such as climate control system, premium audio system and all sorts of connection options like Bluetooth, USB ports, Smartphone, and Wi-Fi. Finally under this section, 2017 Mercedes CLA will offer peaceful journeys with safety and security features such as adaptive braking technology, collision prevention assist, traffic sign assist, attention assist and keyless entry system, among others.

2017 Mercedes CLA interior
2017 Mercedes CLA – Under the hood:

The German automobile manufacturer is expected to come up with two engine options: one for a two-door coupe and the other for a four door sedan. These will be the two variants of the new CLA. The coupe will be equipped with a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo I4 engine while the sedan a 2.0-liter turbo I4 engine. The coupe engine is rated at 355 hp and 350 lb-ft while the sedan’s at 208 hp and 258 lb-ft.

The engines will be backed up by a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system. The coupe will take 4.1 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph while the sedan will take 6.3 seconds. Concerning fuel consumption, EPA figures stand around 26 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.

2017 Mercedes CLA rear view

2017 Mercedes CLA – Price, Estimate Date of Release and Competition:

If you are looking forward to buying the new CLA, be ready to spend around $33,000. This will be the price of the base model. There will be a fine-tuned variant with a price of around $39,000. As for the release date, the car is expected to hit the showrooms by the second half of 2016.

Competition:

The new Mercedes vehicle will compare with the following cars: Audi A3, BMW 228i, Acura ILX, Volvo S60, Buick Verano, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS.

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