An untamed predator, the new CLA captures attention with strokes of fierce styling. Refinement comes standard in this breath-taking four-door coupé, with a refreshingly muscular front bumper and accentuated striking lines which reflect its driving dynamics flawlessly. The new CLA purrs with pleasure as it delivers on its promise of exceptional performance. 

  • CLA

    A newcomer to the Mercedes-Benz stable, “CL” indicates it’s a coupé, with the “A” indicating it’s the A-Class’s coupé counterpart. 

2012 The Concept Style Coupé, a four-door concept, is shown at various locations.
2013 The CLA-Class (C117) is formally launched at the North American Auto Show. The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 is unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
2014 The CLA Shooting Brake (X117) is unveiled at the LA Auto Show.
2016 The new CLA facelift is launched in South Africa.


Steely-eyed and resolute, the new CLA carves a new path. The CLA’s aggressively styled front-end sets it apart with silver, black and chrome trims. Understated details add unyielding confidence with a black diamond radiator grille and sharply-contoured LED high performance headlamps. Crouched on 16-inch light-alloy wheels, the CLA’s aerodynamic body is emphasised with a dramatic sweeping roofline and sleek curves that thrust its contemporary design idiom into the future. 

Despite taking a bold new direction, the CLA is still every inch a Mercedes-Benz. Its all-new wheel designs hint at this impressive coupé’s handling and driving dynamics, whilst frameless doors reveal its coupé character. Admiring eyes can’t resist its shapely contours, which curve from a refreshing new front bumper, sweep across its dropped line, and flow to its sporty rear with instantly noticeable rear lights. Give your CLA distinguishing character with 18-inch light-alloy wheels from the optional Urban line, or leave a startling impression with dynamic AMG styling. 

The passion exuded by the exterior extends to the interior with a suite that boasts sports seats with lateral support to complement the CLA’s dynamic handling characteristics. From its slimmer high-quality 8-inch media display and tasteful sail-pattern trim, to jet-inspired air vents and switches in silver chrome, the CLA’s cockpit is furnished with meticulous details that enhance its sportiness. 

Ingenuity comes naturally with pioneering technology that makes the new CLA stand out in its segment. Hallmark Mercedes-Benz safety innovations comes to the fore, allowing the new CLA to semi-autonomously park itself with optional Parking Assist PARKTRONIC. Be thrilled with tailored driving modes offered by DYNAMIC SELECT, which gives you a choice of four different transmissions, so you can cruise on the freeway in Comfort mode or settle for a relaxed fuel-efficient drive in Eco. Available in front-wheel or 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the CLA leaves a lasting impression in its wake. 

Safety is in the details – and Mercedes-Benz never overlooks a single one. The CLA’s LED High Performance headlamps gleam with intent, assuring improved visibility. The new CLA is injected with a suite of Mercedes-Benz safety systems including ATTENTION ASSIST, which assesses the driver’s drowsiness and gives visual and audible warnings if it senses fatigue; and Active Brake Assist, which brakes the car if its radar system senses an object close to the front of the vehicle – perfect for heavy traffic situations.

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