New 2016 Merc CLA now in town, 3 guises and improved aero! - prices from RM234k

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    Featuring refreshed exterior styling and upgraded interior, the new CLA comes in 3 variants, namely the CLA 200, CLA 250 Sport and the high performance AMG CLA 45. The new 4-door coupe is priced from RM234k all the way to RM409k.

    Mercedes-Benz CLA

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    Engine:
    CLA 200: 1.6-litre 4-cylinder, turbocharged; CLA 250 and CLA 45: 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, turbocharged
    Power: CLA 200: 156hp at 5,300rpm; CLA 250: 211hp at 5,500rpm; CLA 45: 381hp at 6,000rpm
    Torque: CLA 200: 250Nm at 1,250-4,000rpm; CLA 250: 350Nm at 1,200-4,000rpm; CLA 45: 475Nm at 2,250-5,000rpm
    Zerotohundred: CLA 200: 8.2 seconds; CLA 250: 6.5 seconds; CLA 45: 4.2 seconds
    Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
    Dimensions: 4,630mm (L), 1,777mm (W), 1,437mm (H)
    Weight from: 1,430kg
    Price: CLA 200: RM236,888; CLA 250: 278,888; CLA 45: 408,888

    Exterior

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    The CLA’s interior boasts unusual lines, combining both concave and convex surfaces transformed to a rather dynamic appearance, hinting what the CLA could offer in its driving experience.

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    All models now get the AMG Line exterior package; comprising of new front apron, diamond radiator grille with chrome pins, rear apron, side sill panels, and twin-pipe exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipe trim. The car also sits lower with new sports suspension to match the new look.

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    Completing the appearance is a set of 18-inch AMG multi-spoke light alloy wheels on the CLA 200 and 19-inch AMG cross-spoke light alloy wheels on the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC. Both variants are equipped with perforated brake discs at the front, with Mercedes-Benz lettering on the calipers.

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    New to the Mercedes CLA is Mercedes’ LED High Performance headlights that is claimed to consume 60% less energy than xenon and around 70% less energy than halogen. While the low-beam is provided by LED projection technology, the main- or high-beam uses LED reflection technology.

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    For the tail-lights, Mercedes implemented multi-level functionality that automatically alters the intensity in 3 different modes – Day/Night-time Driving/Night-time Stationary – depending on situation.

    Interior

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    In the cabin, the CLA benefits from new features like new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. Further encompassing the sporty look are the new trim elements in black DINAMICA microfiber, sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather and multifunction steering wheel with flat-bottom and red-stitching contrast.

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    The 8-inch free-standing media display is now slimmer, with new-style glass cover. The CLA 200 and CLA 250 Sport get the Audio 20 CD systems while COMAND Online is exclusive to the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.

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    Engine

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    The CLA 200 is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine and the CLA 250 Sport is powered by a 2.0-litre unit, both turbocharged. Power is rated at 156hp and 211hp on the CLA 200 and CLA 250 Sport, respectively. Transmission is an AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed dual-clutch auto for all variants.

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    Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC

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    Topping the range of the new CLA is the super-capable CLA 45 4MATIC. With ‘Avantgarde Meets Driving Performance’ as its new motto...

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    What’s new on the car, actually? Firstly, the LED High Performance headlights that are optional on the previous CLA 45 are now fitted as standard. The CLA 45 also receives extensive aerodynamics revision – reduced drag coefficient (Cd) as well as aggressive styling - to set the car apart and improving driving dynamics and stability.

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    The front fascia has been restyled, sporting AMG front apron in a new A-wing design with larger front splitter finished in matte titanium grey and high-gloss black flics. There are also a new four vertical fins at the rear diffuser.

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    Upgrades on the interior follows the same concept, to provide a sportier environment. The instrument panel is upholstered in ARTICO man-made leather as standard, while red contrasting stitching presents itself everywhere from the steering wheel, instrument panels and sports seats.

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    With Zerotohundred achieved in just 4.2 seconds, it sets the CLA 45 AMG apart from the rest of the variants, thanks to 381hp and 475Nm performance figures from its 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine.

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    Mercedes Agility Financing


    Mercedes-Benz Financial is offering Agility Financing program to empower its customers with flexible cash flow and end-of-agreement options, plus lower monthly instalments – from RM3,088* per month. There are also Comprehensive Motor Insurance coverage which includes towing services, windscreen coverage, One-to-One Vehicle Replacement and fast claims approval.

    For more information, visit www.mercedes-benz.com.my or call 1-800-88-1133.

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    #1 Amirul, Sep 13, 2016
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