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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA45

At a Glance

Pricing $32,400 - $49,950
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T
Transmissions SM7
Fuel Economy 23-24 (city), 30-36 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 78

Overview Information

Although Mercedes-Benz sells smaller cars in other markets, the smallest model in the US has traditionally been the C-Class. That changes with the introduction of the new CLA-Class sedan. The CLA-Class is compact four-door vehicle with seating for five passengers. Unlike other Mercedes-Benz models sold in the US, the CLA is front-wheel-drive with a transversely mounted engine. The front-wheel-drive CLA250 and all-wheel-drive CLA250 4MATIC are powered by a 208-bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

What Changed:

The CLA-Class wears revised front and rear bumpers.

Official Word:

The sporty, expressive design of the CLA is now further honed in a facelift involving new front and rear bumpers as well as new light-alloy wheel designs. The interior also benefits from numerous enhancements, among them new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. LED High Performance headlamps, HANDS-FREE ACCESS and further possibilities for integrating smartphones into the control system are all options that serve to enhance safety and comfort. The addition of...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
CLA-Class CLA250 2.0l I4 T (208-bhp) SM7 FWD 24/36/29 69 $32,400
CLA-Class CLA250 4MATIC 2.0l I4 T (208-bhp) SM7 AWD 23/32/27 74 $34,400
CLA-Class AMG CLA45 2.0l I4 T (375-bhp) SM7 AWD 23/30/26 78 $49,950