The CLA model was introduced in 2013 and its first year was very successful. In the first year of production, this model has been sold more than 100.000 times and that is certainly a great accomplishment. In the present, Mercedes announce that they are preparing redesigned CLA. Named Mercedes CLA 2017, the future model will hit the market next year. So, we can definitely expect great updates, high dose of elegance and also very attractive appearance. Mercedes says that they completed on-road testing, and that is great news. Read our exclusive review and find out something more about this vehicle.
Mercedes CLA 2017 – Seductive Style:
From the outside, the next Mercedes CLA 2017 is luxurious, appealing and it comes slightly redesigned. The front grille of the forthcoming model is slightly redesigned. It has a horizontal line and large Mercedes logo in the middle. Also, it is finished in black color. The front bumper will be entirely redesigned and it will be fitted with the large air intakes at the corners. The headlights of the most recent model will be powered by the LED technology while its shape will remain the same as before. The taillights will use the same system as the headlights. The rear bumper is also completely redesigned.
The side profile will remain the same as before and here we can notice beautifully designed 13 spokes alloy wheels. Its size will be 19- inches. Thanks to the usage of lightweight materials, the new model will be slightly lighter than the previous one. This will improve fuel economy and engine performance.
The interior design of the next Mercedes CLA 2017 is even better than the exterior. Everything inside is elegantly designed, and there is going to be so many updates. Some of the biggest changes inside are additional spokes on the steering wheel, trim insert on the dashboard and also, silver-chrome finish to the round vents and also HVAC system controls. The large 8-inch touchscreen display will use the next generation of Mercedes infotainment system. Some of the other standard interior features include keyless entry, a navigation system, audio system 12-speaker Harman Kardon, nice ambient lighting, dual zone climate control, leather upholstery, and many others. Besides leather, other high-quality materials inside are aluminum and wood.
Mercedes CLA 2017 – Engine Department:
The latest Mercedes CLA 2017 will be equipped by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (CLA250) that will be capable of delivering 208 hp @ 5,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission system and it is available in both FWD and AWD. According to EPA, the fuel consumption with this engine is 26/38 mpg with FWD and 24/33 mpg with AWD in the city/highway. The second option is 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (CLA45 AMG 4Matic) that is capable of delivering 375 hp @ 6,000 rpm as well as 350 lb-ft of torque @ 2,250-5,000 rpm. The same transmission is used, while the fuel economy is rated at 23/31 mpg.
Mercedes CLA 2017 – MSRP and Release Date:
The expected Mercedes CLA 2017 has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of around $33.000. Its release date is expected sometime next year.