2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA
The 2014 CLA is the smallest car of Mercedes-Benz in America and it is one of the most affordable model of the German manufacturer on this market. The CLA is a four-door sedan, but it is classified as a four-door coupe, due to its design. The CLA is the first and only front-wheel-drive model offered by the Mercedes on the U.S. market. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz is classified as an entry-level luxury model (starting at 29,900 $ MSRP) and offers luxury-car quality for a relatively low price, premium materials and also elegance and prestige.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is an all-new model that is available in CLA250 and CL45 AMG trim levels. An all-wheel drive CLA250 4Matic model is expected to appear later. The closest competitors of the 2014 CLA are Audi A3, BMW 1Series, Cadillac ATS and Buick Verano.
The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power front seats, cruise control, automatic wipers, driver memory settings, premium vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.8″ display and Mbrace2 telematics and smartphone integration. The CLA45 AMG adds tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels and 4Matic all-wheel drive as standard.
The Premium package adds to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, heated seats and a Harman Kardon sound system. The Sport package adds 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and an unique grille. The Multimedia package adds a rearview camera, a navigation system with voice controls, a 7″ central infotainment screen and a 6-CD canger. Plenty of other stand-alone options are available including bi-xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, heated seats, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.
The 2014 CLA250 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 208 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a 7-speed automated manual transmission with shift paddles. The CLA45 AMG comes with an upgraded version of the same engine that produces 355 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated with a quicker-shifting version of the 7-speed transmission.
Standard safety features of the 2014 CLA include stability control, traction control, ABS, front side airbags, driver’s knee airbag and full-length side curtain airbags.
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