The experimental down-market Mercedes-Benz with a first-generation CLA-class sedan could have been a commercial success for the company, but the compact car size, crisp ride, and chintzy cabin bits all it keeps it from feeling like a proper Benz. However, passing the 2020 CLA250 quickly and the second-gen model has been given enough freedom to finally declare itself as a true luxury car.
The new CLA, which came to dealers in the late 2019, benefits from moving up to a sophomore position on the Mercedes lineup, thanks to the introduction of the new 2019 A220 sedan to which it distributing its platform. The newly-turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four CLA brings 221
Mercedes tuned the CLA engine for excellent low-end responsiveness, accompanied by a throaty yet fine sound for a four banger. The standard front-wheel drive remains standard, but all the cars we push in Germany have a 4Matic all-wheel drive, which should add $ 2000 to the window stickers. An updated dual-clutch dual-clutch automatically handles shifting functions and rarely calls itself, save for occasional clunky downshift and a bit lazy full-throttle upshifts for dual-clutch box. While not formal sporty-the equally new 302-hp Mercedes-AMG CLA35 will be much more enjoyable to operate-the CLA250 should still be eclamped 60 mph with a touch in six seconds.
The CLA moves with greater accuracy and refinement from behind the wheel, thanks to a solid brake pedal, good weight steering, and well-managed body motions when tackling corners. There is a difference between different drive modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Individual) than some other Mercedes products, but the overall balance and silent separation provided by the base tuning CLA, even at triple-digit speed, we no longer want us to change its settings very well.
The new Mercedes MBUX infotainment system incorporates Benz's latest touchpad-equipped steering and console-mounted control pad, and we want its general configurability and ease of use. It is in full view of the CLA250 with either the standard pair of 7.0-inch screens or the colorful 10.3-inch widescreen display of the cars we push, although the inclination of voice recognition system sounds like of Apple's Siri every time you hear you Slow "Mercedes" in normal conversation can be annoying. With additional room elbows and improving the quality of the material, the CLA cabin should leave without sitting in front of its seat that is feeling changed if they take steps from a C-class. Back-seat passengers should still fight in limited headroom due to the sloping roofline of the car. Further bolstering the tech quotient of CLA is the full suite of Benz's available help-safety assistance assistance.
Along with the cohesively blending of the Mercedes sedan lineup, we expect the starting price of CLA to spaced well between the A- and C-class entry points at approximately $ 36,000, some grand more than the previous model. But it seems like a fair tradeoff. While nothing about the updated CLA250 we'd like to describe as exciting, today's small to knock for as an affordable Mercedes-Benz.