Continuing with its significant expertise in serving the best in the industry, The Global Automobile Manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz has launched a new refreshed version of its most compact sedan, Mercedes Benz CLA today in 3 variants, where the base version – CLA 200D Style with diesel engine – is priced at Rs. 31.40 Lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This is the 12th vehicle launched in a row in 2016. The sedan has been reworked with some creative tweaks which makes the car a little different from its earlier version.
The other two variants of the newly launched CLA include:
- CLA 200 Sport – Petrol Engine – Rs. 34.02 Lakh
- CLA 200D Sport – Diesel Engine – Rs. 35.02 Lakh
Talking about the interiors, it gets a new 8-inch infotainment system having Audio 20 CD and Audio 20 USB and supports Apple CarPlay along with an inbuilt Smartphone integration with Bluetooth. It also gets updated switchgear, chrome garnished controls and instrument cluster. Furthermore, it has been equipped with new Active Brake Assist, which stops the car immediately in case of any potential danger to the car. Then there are new trim parts, upholstery and ambient lighting system.
The subtle changes in the exterior feature the bigger air vents that are restyled, new LED headlights and a new diamond radiator grille. The few key changes such as different pattern for alloys in the side view make the sedan look a little different and even better from the older version.
The rear view of the car is fused nicely with a revised bumper along with chrome tipped exhausts and redesigned tail lights.
11 types of engines are offered by the company in its global line-up. But the Indian version will continue with the diesel and petrol options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder motor spilling 300Nm of torque, 1,991cc of displacement capacity and 180bhp of power. The other side of coin, which is, the diesel version is powered by 300Nm of torque and a 2,143cc displacement capacity turbocharged mill that spills out 130bhp of power. Both the engines are linked to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The good news is that the CLA has an offer in its new ‘cavansite blue metallic’ shade internationally. Also, optional features include LED headlamps, a new set of wheels and hands-free access to the boot via motion sensor. This model is going to compete with the Skoda Superb, Audi A3 and Toyota Camry in the market.
This is the last model to be launched by the German carmaker, according to the portfolio it set for India this year. Few weeks back, the company brought in its 10th and 11th models as C-Class and S-Class cabriolets.
We can’t wait to find out how the car unveils in the market, can you?