Offered with a choice of seven powertrains at first, the base CLA 180 has an MSRP of €32,213.30 ($36,097), which makes it only €782.45 ($877) less expensive than the C-Class Sedan. Maybe it’s not an apples to apples comparison, but the sporty estate does get quite close to the bigger, and more upmarket, saloon…
The entry-level CLA Shooting Brake is powered a 1.3-liter turbo four co-developed with Renault-Nissan that’s rated at 136 PS (134 hp / 100 kW) and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque and is paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
Next in the lineup is the CLA 200, which uses the same engine, albeit with 163 PS (161 hp / 120 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque and matched to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The CLA 220 and CLA 250 4Matic are powered by a 2.0-liter unit, making 190 PS (187 hp / 140 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft), and 224 PS (221 hp / 165 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft), respectively, and are available exclusively with a 7-speed DCT.
The diesel lineup kicks off with the €34,623.05 ($38,798) CLA 180d that uses a 1.5-liter sourced from Renault-Nissan with delivering 116 PS (114 hp / 85 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque, while higher up are the CLA 200d and CLA 220d, both with a a 2.0-liter oil burner. This unit pushes out 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) in the former, and 190 PS (187 hp / 140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) in the latter, and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Customers of the all-new CLA Shooting Brake have a range of accessories to choose from, such as the Keyless-Go Convenience package, for €892.50 ($1,000). Enhancing the look are the Progressive (€1,755.25/$1,967) and AMG Line (€3,510.50/$3,934) packs, whereas extra safety features include the Driving Assistance (€1,796.90/$2,014), Active Distance Assist Distronic (€714/$800) and Pre-Safe (€392.70/$440). Plus, Mercedes also offers the Energizing (€1,666/$1.867) and Energizing Plus (€2,975/$3,334) packages, Parking package (€60/$67), LED headlights (€70/$78) and head-up display (€10/$11) so you can spec the car exactly how you want to.
Available in the first year only is the Edition 1, which builds on the AMG Line and brings visual enhancements inside and out, as well as LED headlights, 19-inch wheels, the Night Package, ambient lighting and orange highlights, for a €6,902 ($7,734) premium.