Mercedes-Benz CLA Overview
Following the success of the game-changing 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLS 4-door coupé, a niche concept that is quickly imitated by its competitors, the smaller Mercedes-Benz CLA attempts to emulate the success of its bigger brother by offering the same stylish exterior design in a more compact and accessible package.
Officially unveiled in 2013, the first generation C117 Mercedes-Benz CLA took the world by storm with its sleek and compact 4-door fastback coupé design, sitting on the underpinning of the W176 Mercedes-Benz A Class. Inspired by the Concept Style Coupé, the production version of the C117 CLA became the most aerodynamic production vehicle on sale at the time, outdoing the Tesla Model S.
Controversially, an entry level Mercedes-Benz CLA is based strictly on a front-wheel drive platform and powered exclusively by 4-cylinder engines. And despite the criticism, the 4-door coupé has received nothing but praise among the motoring community.
A facelift was introduced in 2017, offering a revised front fascia featuring new font grille, headlights, and taillights design. The facelifted Mercedes-Benz CLA for the Malaysian market include updates for the 1.6 L CLA 200 and the 2.0 L CLA 250 4Matic, with prices starting from RM 226,334 and RM 278,888 respectively. AMG Line body kit is now made available across all variants.